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Gene & Ruthie Bushnell - 510 Curley Creek Road - Troy Montana 59935

(406) 295-5050 - email:fjords@frontiernet.net



 One of the world's oldest & purest breeds

  • These original Norsemen Fjords have outstanding strength, normal height & are capable of any sized rider.
  • They are renowned for their sweet disposition & friendliness. Most folks say they'll ruin your interest in other breeds. (Warning - They are addictive!)
  • The Norwegian Fjord Horse has been internationally acclaimed as the "best military mountain horse in the world", & so they traverse these steep Rocky Mountains so well.

  A2Z Thorson  

   Thorson's sire, A2Z Thor, is pictured on the June page of the 1998 calendar. He was also featured in a 1995 edition of the Herald, page 16. His grandma Ylanda was pictured in the Norwegian driving book pulling a wedding coach, and he himself was Libby's International Norwegian Fjord Horse Show's first place ribbon in halter class. He is a beautiful animal!

A2Z Thorson was FIRST PLACE stallion halter class at the International Fjord Horse Show in 2003 in Libby, MT.  


Bushwhacker Fjords Ranch is a beautiful 154 acre naturally meadowed valley in the Curley Creek Basin on the Montana/Idaho border beneath the Purcell Mountain Range.
Our green pastures are dotted with happy Fjord ponies at work & play. We train, drive, pack, ride, & raise quality NFHR registered stock


We are proud to have acquired a Hostar boy from Caseacres in Oregon. Magnus, a red dun, is out of Capstone's Petra and we feel he has great breeding potential here on our ranch for '05.

We are also excited about a colt from Hestehaven, Quildemann, that offers an entirely new bloodline from Norway (via Al) by Bjorklunds Birk, out of Belle.



 Bushwhacker's HoniBunn, second place
at Libby in weanling filly class for '02.

Here is a photo, by Mirror K Studio of Libby, of our stallion and his family, featured in the Dec. '02 issue of "The Horse" magazine, page 43. The article addresses the worth of "Keeping a stallion with a foaling mare."
Gene has built three authentic overland stagecoaches. They are accurate in every detail; oak, leather, even square bolts. They are reinforced, totally able to withstand hard wear. His second coach is presently serving a dude ranch in Oregon.


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