Icelandic Horses

24.5.10







Iceland breeds only one type of horse, the Icelandic horse. Seen just about everywhere dotting the countryside, they color the landscape in beautiful, picturesque fashion. No other horses are allowed into Iceland under any circumstances. Absolutely not. So strict with this policy, if an Icelandic horse leaves the country, it's not allowed back due to keeping tight control on the spread of disease, and keeping the breed pure.

One unique trait, besides their relative size, compared to other horses, is their gait. Even though I've only been exposed to horses on a handful of occasions I could clearly feel the difference in the Icelandic horse's step compared to other breeds I've ridden. It's quite interesting. 

I've always loved horses, and the Icelandic horses are especially cuddly and friendly, as one fellow traveler put it. I'd have to agree. Such beautiful, loving creatures.




6 Insightful Comments:

Stan said...

Ahhh! I love their haircuts! So adorable.

It looks like such a great day. You should be on the Icelandic Tourist Board. I want to jump on a plane right away.

Peaceloveyoga said...

Hee, hee ... yes. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd end up loving Iceland like I have, beforehand. Put it on your list! XO

Anonymous said...

Your photographs are beautiful and so is your blog!

Love to you!

-Groovy Girl

Peaceloveyoga said...

Thank you Groovy Girl. XO

Arturo said...

hi Laruga
i love the pictures. my horse loving friend Katja (she has two) would love these pictures.

i also like your new widget and might give it a try on my blog (the linkedwithin thinghie)

i might experiment with it once i have the time to post more pictures of my recent travels

hugs
Arturo

Peaceloveyoga said...

It's always nice to hear from you Artuo. :)

Yeah, I've been digging the linkedwithin widget ... so many posts I had forgotten about!

Hope you're well, and not too entirely busy. :)

XOXO

 

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