At the winterfair, Rørosmartnan, I met these two ladies who are from one of the groups who travel to the winter market by horse and sleigh. They are from Dalarna in Sweden and travelled for ten days. I asked them if the experience was ok, or if it was too cold. They didn’t tell me anything about cold. Only about the beauty of the travel. Like the sunrise on the last day, when they were crossing a frozen lake, the light was pink and light blue, and the whole lanscape was sparkling with ice crystals. Including the horses.
I also met some horses. This is Sogna Blæsen, a 14 year old dole horse stallion (dølahest), a norwegian working horse. The horse have travelled to the mountain market from the coast for the last six years and I asked the owner if the horse liked the journey. The answer: the horse felt like a king travelling with a lot of other horses with sleighs. There are more photos in my photo gallery from Rørosmartnan 2013.