Years before Cousin Alice found me in America through the internet, I was emailing an IT professor in Denmark who has the same unusual last name as mine. His name is Kasper Ø and his wife is Malene K. They now have a økologisk (organic) farm near Esrum Sø and a website describing all their livestock.
Last week I was introduced to an Icelandic gentleman over the internet . Jon and his family have a Norwegian Fjord horse farm in Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. His last name also starts with an Ø in Icelandic. Until now I never really thought about horses having nationalities although I did notice that the horses in the pasture next to Cousin Alice were especially friendly and calm. She even said one day "go over the fence and let me take your picture with them". The next day I was on the patio and some neighbors came trotting up the lane on different horses. I asked if I could take their picture. I wish I had asked what kind of horses they were riding. They had "bangs" and I love their size.
This one was happy to have his
picture taken with me.