I cannot get over how cute #icelandichorses are. I may have squealed more than once on this trip, “They are so short and chubby!!!”
This was the morning of my birthday. We found a field of horses just chilling and went and said hi.
The locals shared their view with me today. The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long lived and hardy. In their native country they have few diseases. Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return. The Icelandic displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. They are the only breed of horse in Iceland.
The Icelandic Horse is a unique breed of smallish horses that came to Iceland with the first settlers from Norway 1100 years ago. Archeological digs in Europe have revealed that it descended from an ancient breed of horses that is now extinct outside of Iceland, where it has been preserved in isolation.
The Icelandic, as it is commonly referred to, is known for being sure-footed and able to cross rough terrain. It displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds.
The Icelandic horse comes in many different colors, and the Icelandic language includes more than 100 names for the various colors and color patterns. It is small, weighing between 730 and 840 lbs and standing an average of 52 to 56 inches high. It has a spirited temperament and a large personality.
The Icelandic horse continues to be used for farm work in addition to showing, racing and recreation. Horse riding is a great way to explore unspoiled nature, offering stunning, views of panoramic landscapes and grazing sheep. Riding tours are offered all throughout Iceland.
Lost ‘till you're found,
Swim ‘till you drown,
Know that we all fall down.
Love ‘till you hate,
Strong ‘till you break,
Know that we all fall down.
Everyone messes up. We regret things. We feel lost, stupid. We all do, we all fall down. But it’s okay, and we can move on. Move on and into something better ❤️
Today was amazing! More than I could’ve hoped for, but I also really got my sh*t together. And it was wonderful. So long story short, the horses are living in their grass pasture in the next period of time as their other pasture needs new grass and will be de-fenced (with a paddock paradise, yay!). So I went there knowing they would probably be very caught up in the grass as it’s finally growing again. I started with just calling them and they actually left the grass to join me. Then we chilled and scratched. So I tried to do backup with Ragga again, this time very aware of my body language and energy. I was ready to accept any answer I got. It took time but she actually backed up (the new cue worked better). Only a couple of times, and we stopped quickly without mind blowing “results” but in peace and connection and JOY. Only with praise and love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And so the funny thing is, after that Ragga went back to grazing but Røj followed me around and even laid down. She didn’t start grazing but sought my company instead. And it’s ALWAYS the other way around. I invited Ragga back into my space without walking in her direction as I thought she should to come all for herself if she wanted to. And she did. We cuddled some more and then played around for a bit on the little hill in the pasture. Lastly I spent a good time just sitting with them grazing and fetching some of the nice mugwort from the other side of the fence for them. Surely this was an amazing day, but... Continued in the comments 👇🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Uhhhh French hooman trying to read Polish... maybe she needs some halp... let’s get closer... anything for some treats”
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Meet Princesa, one of the many beauties you’ll meet here! After some rainy days, the sun finally came out, and I decided to go read outside in the field. She’s quite young and curious, and came to say hi, too cute!
I’m having a blast trying to understand the @starstableonline Magazine in Polish! 😍Mel @melissaseahall is the one who surprised me with this, and there’s no words to explain how grateful I am❤️😊 ILYSM! You know THAT happy feeling Mel, I owe you! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Welcome to my happy place! ❤️
Hello hello! I’m currently in Denmark around Herning and surrounded by these fluffy beauties, aka Icelandic horses, and also a Paso Peruano🐴
This is such a paradise for humans like me, but also for horses. The owners really have a passion for horses, and give their whole heart to them, moreover they have HUUUGE fields to play, run and eat!
This little heaven, makes you fall in love all over again with horses... my second home is definitely on a horse ❤️
#SSOMagazine#StarStable#StarStableOnline#SSO @starstableonline #IcelandicHorses
What’s next? Stay tuned & awesome!
Idag red jeg huginn, og han var bare lækker!
Vi fik øvet en masse volter osv og han var super dygtig!
Jeg tror måske jeg skal ride ham imorgen men jeg er ikke helt sikkert da det afhænger af mange ting😂
Hvad synes i om huginn?
#icelandic#icelandichorses#huginn # #lækkerhest#leavealighton 📸 - @ida.hesteliv
Had fun with this blonde! Icelandic horses have a special gait called a ‘Tolt’. Halfway between a trot and canter, it feels like sitting on top of a soft barrel and being propelled forward quickly with no up or down, or forward and back movement. A dream ride! I loved connecting with these special animals across vast green pastures! #icelandichorses#tolt#blondeonblonde#iceland
unser erster #throwbackthursday !
Zwischen den Bildern liegen knapp 5 Monate. Er hat sein Winterfell abgeworfen, ist noch etwas gewachsen, die Mähne wurde „fluffiger“ und das Fell glänzender. Trotzdem war er zu dem Zeitpunkt immer noch eine kleine Gazelle 🖤 & wurde im neuen Stall eher für ein dt. Reitpony als ein Isländer gehalten 🙈 jetzt entwickelt sich mein zartes Reh langsam aber sicher zu einem richtigen Pferd 💪