It was love at first sight.
Sure they are a little stumpy and rotund but they kinda reminded me of… well.. me.
You can see Icelandic horses everywhere while traversing the Ring Road however it isn’t often that you see them super close to the fence. You can imagine my glee when I hopped out of the car and they were more than willing to get up and personal. They even liked you more when you brought grass that was just out of reach.
I did learn one very important thing from our tour in the Golden Circle – NEVER call them ponies. Breeders will get very angry at you. They are just stumpy horses. Stumpy horses that have 5 gaits. Stumpy horses with 5 gaits that can no longer be called Icelandic horses when they are moved from the island.
They are very serious about this stuff.
But the horses are amazing. Enjoy!