|Blessi has a Straumfjađrir, I think,|
and he loves water crossings
Photo by Carol Townsend
- Flugfjađrir (flying feathers) are whirls in a row along the mane. Three such whirls are believed to indicate a horse with more stamina.
- Pétursstingir (strings of St. Peter) are whirls along the mane on both sides of the neck. Some believe that it is “healthy” to touch these fingerprint of St. Peter.
- Pétursfar (touch of St. Peter) is a whirl under the mane.
- Straumfjőđur (stream feather) is a whirl on the lower part of the neck. Folklore says a rider will never drown riding a horse with both a touch of St. Peter and a stream feather on both sides of the neck.
- Straumfjađrir (stream edges) are whirls on the chest and such horses are regarded as being great water horses.
- A whirl “at the front of the eyebrow” indicates a very lively horse.