Thursday, February 2, 2012

Icelandic Cowboys

Icelanders are very proud of their horses and horse trekking remains an integral part of their culture.  This island has a population of 318,500 and 80,000 horses.  I read somewhere that 1 in 4 people ride in Iceland and more men than women ride.  Treks over long distances are a very popular activity and last for hours, if not days.  The rider often ponies one or two remounts so that each horse can be rested.  This video shows the joy of Icelandic "cowboys."

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