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Icelandic horses in winter, Southern Iceland

Icelandic horses in winter, Southern Iceland

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Uploaded 05 Oct 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Iceland's "Green Economy"
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse native to Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony-sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are hardy and live long. Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return. Developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Scandinavian settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries, the breed is mentioned in literature and historical records throughout Ic ...
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