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
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