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Sunday, April 27, 2014

These shadows were shot in Iceland


Although my husband went riding while we were in Iceland a few weeks ago, he found it wasn't completely compatible with taking photos. However, he received a Dropbox of photos from the tour guide recently. 
If you haven't seen my previous posts about the Icelandic horse, let me share some adjectives now...friendly, gentle, sweet, huggable and absolutely amazing!
That pretty much sums it up. Larger than a Shetland, smaller than a quarter horse, the horses of Iceland are so special, the country's government has a no-import policy on horses of other breeds which might interfere with the unique qualities of the Icelandics.
Therefore, they always breed true, so the characteristics and personality traits that make them unique are carried through to this day.

TOP PHOTO: my husband and usual photographer, Richard Schear
CENTRE & BOTTOM: shadows of Icelandics and their riders
PHOTOS COPYRIGHT www.theicelandichorse.is


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9 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
what amazing shots these are and wonderful to have received them, considering the moment may otherwise have been lost! YAM xx

kaykuala said...

Obviously something special and a pure breed. Of the right size and good natured. Ideal for a pet. Thanks for sharing Kay!

Hank

Sherry Blue Sky said...

COOL shadows!

Phil Slade said...

Those Icelandic horses do have a very distinctive look. Shame you didn't get to ride Kay, but at least you got to hug them.

Enjoy the trip to east Europe, a place I've never been.

Lady Vicki said...

Dear Lindy,

Thank you for your comment on Auntie Yam's post. I cannot believe your daddy taking you in the COLD lake, did he go with you? Hope so. Hope all the snow has gone. Lady Vicki

Kay said...

They sure are beautiful animals, Kay. I love the mane on that horse.

Linnea said...

I remember as a child I was infatuated with these horses! How fun that you got to see them up close. Thanks for visiting my shadows.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Again, you have wonderful travel photos.
cheers,
luv,
jenn

Gemma Wiseman said...

These horses look incredibly beautiful. A special part of their special world. So love the first photo bathed in light and shadow. A gorgeous scene.