Those of you who have been following for awhile know that Jason and I are huge wildlife fans. Therefore, I was super excited to see the Icelandic horses while there in July.
Although we'd seen them grazing throughout @colbybrownphotography photo workshop, we didn't pull off to photograph them until our last day. They are extremely friendly and inquisitive.
I learned the following about them, which I found extremely interesting: -To preserve the Icelandic horse genes and minimize the introduction of diseases, exported Icelandic horses can never return. And, no horses can be imported to Iceland.
-Originating from Norway over 1000 years ago, the breed is pure bred as a result of the aforementioned restrictions
-Most horses have 4 gaits (walk, trot, cantor, gallop); Icelandic horses have 2 additional gaits: the tolt, which falls between a trot and cantor, and the flying pace
-Their manes and coloring are incredibly unique-40 different colors and 100 variations
For more Iceland images and inspirations, check out my recent blog post "29 Pictures that Will Spark Your Iceland Wanderlust" on Epic7Travel (LINK IN BIO)
I can safely say my visit to Glenshee at the weekend has to be one of highlights of the winter so far..
I could hardly think, and certainly had no feeling left in my fingers or toes, having been lying in the snow, pretty much all day..
#goldenhour is the best....