The splendor of Icelandic Horses
We went to visit a Horse farm in Iceland
The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although small and often pony-sized, they are considered horses by most Icelandic breed registries. The breed develops late, but is long-lived and hardy. The Icelandic displays five gaits, rather than the typical three displayed by most other breeds. Horses living in their native Iceland have few diseases, and laws prevent animals from being imported to Iceland or returning to the country after they are exported. The breed is popular outside of Iceland, with sizable populations in Europe and North America. They are still used for traditional farm work in Iceland, as well as for leisure, showing and racing.
There gait is amazing, as if they are still trying to avoid lava burns.
Here are some magnificent examples.