As a little girl, I always wanted a pony for Christmas. Santa never brought me a pony. So in my late 40s, I started taking horseback riding lessons. When I turned 50, I got my first horse, an Icelandic named Blessi (Veigar frá Búðardal). Little did I know how much fun life with an Icelandic was going to be. Blessi has a unique perspective on life. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy Blessi. And you will probably read about my cats from time to time.
In Iceland, only 26 stallions have attained Honors status from the awarding of the first honor in 1978 to 2008. Mares can also attain honors status. One of the fun things you can do is look up the pedigree of your horse in World Fengur, the international breeding registry of the Icelandic horse. Or you can have a friend look it up if you don't have access. You will almost certainly find one or more of these honors stallions in your horse's pedigree.