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Trip to Iceland & Icelandic Horses - PICTURES! Flippin' cute ponehs!

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Horses, Mules, and Donkeys' started by Kelly G, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 7, 2011
    Kelly G

    Kelly G Chillin' with the herd

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    We went for just 6 days, and had a ball! The country is absolutely beautiful....if you ever get the chance to go there - DON'T MISS THE CHANCE!

    The people are warm and welcoming (they all speak English), and the country is spectacular.

    Here are some photos I took of the Icelanic Horses - the ONLY breed of horses on the entire Island (roughly the size of Kentucky). They do not allow the importation of horses at all. Period. Even horses taken to compete on the European mainland, are not allowed to re-enter Iceland.

    Starting with my favorite - I'd have brought him home if I could!
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    I have some pictures of the rest of Iceland that I'll post if anyone's interested in them :D
     
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  2. Apr 7, 2011
    michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler Loving the herd life

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    Lucky duck!!!!

    Hw cool.

    Gorgeous ponies, er, hesturinn.

    I've always wanted to visit Iceland
     
  3. Apr 7, 2011
    Kelly G

    Kelly G Chillin' with the herd

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    I know! They take HUGE offense if you call them ponies! They don't consider it a term of endearment like we do.

    Many of them weren't even 13hh! *shrugs* Horse/pony/whatever - they were cute!
     
  4. Jun 11, 2011
    bucknercrestfarm

    bucknercrestfarm Chillin' with the herd

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    I was just going to say "dont call them ponies you wont be allowed in to iceland!!" lol my dear friend who also lives right behind me has an icelandic farm and alwasys refures to my qt horse as "your stock ponies" and her "my icelandic horses" it cracks me up because my 16 h quarter"stock pony" is chopped liver next to her 14 imported hand picked icelandic steed lol!
     
  5. Jun 11, 2011
    Lizzie098

    Lizzie098 Ridin' The Range

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    Wow, beautiful pictures!!! :love :love :love And yes I would love to see the other pics!
     
  6. Jun 11, 2011
    Kelly G

    Kelly G Chillin' with the herd

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  7. Jun 11, 2011
    Kelly G

    Kelly G Chillin' with the herd

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    Ugh! Nevermind - I can't make the link work!

    Here are a few of my favorites - view from the back of the dogsled at Sunset:
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    Boiling hot-spring:
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    The island is dotted with geysers, vents, & hot springs:
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    My husband in the steam:
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    Sunrise at Thingvellir (national park)
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    Sunset (the day's were about 6 hours long):
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    The awsome, expanseless, black sand beaches:
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  8. Jun 11, 2011
    Kelly G

    Kelly G Chillin' with the herd

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    ...and just a few more:

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    My husband and I on the first morning (NO sleep!):
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    Downtow Reykjavik:
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    Snowmobiling on the glacier:
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    It's a great country....and the people were wonderful!
     
  9. Jun 11, 2011
    Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Exploring the pasture

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    Iceland chickens and horses share the hair on the for head thing. Guess people from iceland like that.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2011
    Kelly G

    Kelly G Chillin' with the herd

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    LOL! Love it!