News Tagged with “The Icelandic Horse”

Stallion Narfi showing the unique "tölt" gait where the rider sits still in the saddle.

Video of the Icelandic horse's five gaits becomes an internet sensation

18 Oct A video portraying the unique gaits of the Icelandic horse has become a world-wide sensation with over 600 thousand viewers and 6.400 shares.

The Icelandic horse has two extra gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds.

Experience the unique Icelandic horse

31 Jul Displaying incredible sturdiness, strength as well as beauty and temperament, these animals truly know how to survive in Iceland’s most extreme conditions, no matter what the weather may throw at them.

International Day of the Icelandic Horse on May 1st

29 Apr To celebrate the Icelandic Horse, a varied programme will be held around Iceland between April 29th to May 1st.

Ellert from Baldurshagi ridden by Rósa Birna Þorvaldsdóttir.

New unique colour variant in Icelandic horse has appeared

10 Apr A unique colour variant was discovered in the Icelandic horse recently. The only horse yet to have this colour is the stallion Ellert from Baldurshagi. The colour is called "ýruskjóttur" in Icelandic which translates to drizzled skewbald or pied.

Reyksoðið folaldafilet með bláberjadressingu.

Icelandic horse meat sold at a high price in Japan

21 Feb Around 600 kilos of Icelandic horse meat are exported to Japan every week from Iceland. The meat, which has been popular in Iceland through the ages, is highly priced in Japan. Hopes are up to increase the export to 2.5 to 3 tonnes each week.

Tourists regularly create a road hazard by pulling up on the main highway to stop to pet horses.

New access facilities to pet horses in Iceland

14 Feb A horse farmer at Brú in South Iceland has now created a parking lot for tourists next to a horse enclosure where the animals can be petted at will.

This incredible cute video is putting smiles on Icelandic faces today.

Unique friendship between toddler and Icelandic foal

14 Dec 2016 A video of a four-year-old boy and a foal has gone viral in Iceland as it shows a pretty unique friendship. The boy, Þórður Bragi, and the foal Kuggur cuddle, play and run around together.

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