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New Year Giveaway


It’s time for a giveaway! It’s been a while, welcome aboard. :)

Anyone is welcome to participate. Lucky winner will be awarded with a gift certificate to Viivi’s Webshop – a Zazzle shop online which sells my finnhorse inspired designs on various products from postcards and posters to T-shirts and iPhone covers.

Taking part is easy!

Click here to enter the raffle

  • Submitting your e-mail to the raffle gives you one (1) ticket
  • Liking our Facebook page gives you one more  (+1) ticket
  • Following @finnhorse on Twitter gives you one more t (+1) ticket

So you have a chance to earn up to three (3) tickets for this raffle. More tickets – better chances!

Entries open on 1st of January and close on 15th of January, 12.00 AM Helsinki time (GMT +2).

The Prize


The prize this time is a $25 gift certificate to Viivi’s Webshop. The prices are shown in US dollars, but they ship all over the world.


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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Most popular posts of 2013

The year 2013 has been a bit more quiet than the previous -mostly because the posting frequency has been slower, I believe. It has been a year of changes for me, but now the biggest storms seem to have passed and it’s time to plan a bit further. :)

I’d like to thank all my loyal readers and welcome the new ones. The amount of followers has been growing and there are already over 900 of you all over the world. Your visits on this site are very much appreciated, likewise every like, retweet, share and comment. Thank you. :)

Like usually at this time of the year, I’ve taken a look at the statistics. It helps me to see what you guys like and plan the upcoming blogging year 2014.

The most popular posts of 2013

1. Stressed Mom?

Elyse had her first foal in June and she took the motherly responsibilities very seriously. This is a comic I drew about one of the fun moments we had in the summer.

2. Simppa is a rarity in UK

Article about our reader Annukka and her finnhorse gelding Simppa, who live in the UK.

3. Hakkapeliittas, the Finnish cavalry

The famous Hakkapeliittas and their small horses are still famous after all these years :)

4. Mounted Archery with a finnhorse

Photo post of Marko and his horse Luna Lukas training mounted archery.

5. Does the color matter?

Little something for color enthusiasts out there.

6. “Finnish woman is like the Finnish horse”

News anchor Arvi Lind gave this statement on Women’s Day. What a compliment! :)

7. Christmas Calendar day 6: War Horse

Finnish Independence day post 2013. For more photos from the Finnish war time photo archive, see

8. What is the deal with pony-sized finnhorses?

This post is about the “finnpony”, one of the less popular but growing breeding section of the finnhorse.

9. Splashed White gene found in finnhorses

More treats for the color enthusiasts…

10. Interesting finnhorses for color enthusiasts

…and even more… :)

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What would you like to receive as a giveaway prize?

The first giveaway went well, so I’m already planning the next one for the summer. What to do, how to do it, and most importantly, what would be a good prize?

I have a few ideas in storage, but I would like to hear your suggestions. So please, tell me what would make you click that submit button?


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Giveaway winner announcement

First of all, thank you all who participated the giveaway! I will organize more of them in the future, so stay tuned, and if you have any ideas regarding the giveaways, don’t be shy to share your ideas.

And the winner of the 4-piece poster set is…

Pirkko M.

I have sent an e-mail to Pirkko, be sure to check your e-mail! :)

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Spring Raffle – Poster Set Giveaway!



To celebrate the milestone of 20,000 pageviews, it is now time to launch our first giveaway. You have a chance to win beautiful posters to decorate your walls!


The prize for the first blog giveaway will be a 4-piece set of posters. Each of them features a beautiful grey scale photo of a finnhorse pictured in traditional Finnish countryside landscape. Size is A3, (297 x 420 mm) has provided us with well-organised database of reliable pedigree information about finnhorses for years now, including at least 6 generation pedigrees, photos, maternal line production, test mating features and other valuable information. These posters come from their web shop.

The Winner

The contest is open from 1st to 30th April 2013. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on May 1st and contacted via e-mail. Be sure to enter your valid e-mail address! If the winner is not reached within 72 hours, we’ll have to pick a new winner.

How to participate?

  1. Enter your name and e-mail through this form. This will grant you one entry to the raffle.
  2. You can increase your chances up to 4 entries by liking our Facebook page, following @finnhorse at Twitter and by tweeting about the contest. Follow the instructions in the form.


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Reader survey 2012 results

I held a reader survey at the end of the 2012. I have to admit I was hoping for more answers… But still got a few, thank you for your tips and feedback!

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You were hoping for more articles that have not been published in English before and try to find even more riding, work horse and history related articles for you as well as even more nice photos. I will keep practicing my English too, sometimes I have to struggle with the translations… It has got better already but is still a foreign language for me. Thanks to those who have helped me!

Do you agree with these results?