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Icelandic Horse
  Icelandic Horse
Icelandic Horse
The Icelandic horse has become a unique and protected breed, being isolated from all other breeds for 1,000+ years. No other horses may be
brought into Iceland, and any Icelandic horse removed from Iceland cannot return. They are shorter and squatter than most other breeds,
and have 2 gaits recognized as unique from the gaits of other horse breeds. Population-wise, 1 horse exists per every 3 people in Iceland.
We were fascinated by their manes as well, which could be very long and flowing, and often a contrasting color to their coat.

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Joy Rector
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    love this shot and the history

10/25/2012 4:29:13 AM

Linda D. Lester
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What a beautiful horse!!! Your trip had to be very exciting!

10/25/2012 4:56:02 AM

Nikki McDonald
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Lovely detail and such interesting information. That's a lot of horses!

10/25/2012 5:12:42 AM

Datha Y. Thompson
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10/25/2012 5:56:26 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much! They were beautiful creatures, every time we saw them...

10/26/2012 5:18:16 AM

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