30 Dec 2016

Safe and Happy New Year with Horses and Ponies!

Even the most sensible horses and ponies can be frightened by fireworks. By being proactive in planning for fireworks you can make the annual celebration less
stressful for you and your horse.

We have put together some information wishing to help you coping with fireworks:

• Whenever possible, tell neighbours and local firework display organisers that there are horses nearby, so they can set the fireworks off in the opposite direction and well away from them.

• Your horse will cope best in it´s familiar environment and in its normal routine, with any companions, people or animals, to make it feel secure.

• If your horse is in the stable, try to make sure that there is nothing that could cause potential injury such as protruding nails and strings.

• If you decide to leave your horse out in the field, check the fencing, gates and that there are no foreign objects lying around.

• If you leave your horse in the care of another person, leave clear instructions and contact details for both you and your vet in case of problems. Don´t leave your horse with an unexperienced person or children.

• If you know your horse will be stressed or frightened you can talk to your vet about sedation, or maybe even  consider moving your horse for the night.

• Play music on a radio positioned outside the stable. That can mask sudden noise, distract attention and be soothing.

• Keep calm yourself, keep positive and act normal; horses sense unease and stress in a person and this may make things worse.

• Be aware of your own safety; a startled horse can be dangerous.

• Don´t risk riding when you think fireworks might be set off.

AFTERWORDS: If there has been a display near your stable, yard or field, check the area for bits of used firework and put anything that could be dangerous to your horse in the bin.

Photo by Michelle Drum from the article 


We want to thank you all for the past year and wish you 
safe New Year celebrations and very, very Happy New Year 2017!

With kindest regards, nannasalmi Team

6 Dec 2016

Happy Independence Day, Finland!

Finland's Independence Day and a flag day, held on the 6th of December to celebrate Finland's declaration of independence from the Russian Republic in 1917.

To keep our independence a Finnhorse has played an important role in all the military conflicts Finland has had. That´s why we want to thank today our war veterans and the Finnhorses.

Ystävämme suomenhevonen / Our friend finnhorse
Official music video here

melody & lyrics in Finnish Suonna Kononen © manus
English translation mm

Where would we be without you,
you with four legs, pale grey mane, wet muzzeled
our friend Finnhorse

Missä olisimmekaan ilman sinua,
sinä nelijalkainen, hallavaharjainen, märkäturpainen
ystävämme suomenhevonen.

I´ve got nothing else in the world:
sky is the ceiling, road is my carpet and the walls are the trees of the forest
and as a friend Finnhorse

Eipä ole mulla maailmassa muita:
on taivahan katto, maantien matto ja seininä metsien puita
ja kaverina suomenhevonen.

With you my grand dad waded the fields,
where the wedge flew, soon flowered oat
here you are - my friend Finnhorse

Sulla ukkini raivasi pellot.
Missä lenteli aura, kohta heilimöi kaura,
ole hyvä, hevonen – ystäväni suomenhevonen.

And when the tanks were roaring in Kannas,
it was freeze, crust of snow - you were more to rely on than the machines
our friend, Finnhorse

Ja kun Kannaksella ryskyivät tankit,
oli pakkanen, hanki – sinä olit konettakin luotettavampi
ystävämme, suomenhevonen.

These villages are getting empty
the roads not ploughed and people getting old
but still there are them - and some horses

Once I leave this world,
this icy, slipery road of my life -
bury me next to my horse

Nämä kylät ovat tyhjiksi käyneet.
Ei aurata teitä ja vanhuus vaivaa jääneitä,
vaan vielä on heitä – ja joku hevonen.

Kun kerran minä erkanen täältä,
tämän maantien päältä, elämäni talvitien liukkaalta jäältä –
haudatkaa mut hevoiseni viereen.


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4 Dec 2016

When one is not enough...

Sometimes there are things that you desire and you think that after getting one you are happy. Often it is that way, but sometimes with some things it just isn´t.

We think that especially this goes for glasses of champagne, chocolate bars, special handbags, cats, dogs, horses - and jewellery!

the original collection by nannasalmi, Finland

Horsehair bracelet Shoe-shoe is custom made of your own
horse´s hair. The engraving is made by hand.

the original collection by nannasalmi Finland

The same ribbon style was used in this beautiful necklace 'Salinero'. 

We believe it brings you good luck.

What a beautiful set to be used together - 
or one at the time.

Both items are custom made and hand crafted in Finland.
If you wish to have one (or two), please contact us!

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1 Dec 2016

From the Tail Next to Your Heart

A horse hair bundle came from the customer plaited

So beautiful!


Brooch 'Cassandra' ready to wear next to your heart...

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