As we travelled along southern Iceland, we often saw Icelandic horses and just had to stop to take some pictures. The Icelandic horse is the only breed of horse found in Iceland, developed from ponies taken there by Norse settlers during the 9th and 10th centuries. Law prevents horses from being imported into the country, however they can be exported and, internationally, are very popular. They are still used in farming, in Iceland, as well as leisure, showing and racing.
A combination of selective breeding and natural selection has developed these horses into their current form.
Uploaded: Jan 4, 2016