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.
I thought you might enjoy seeing this video. It is the trailer to
an Icelandic-produced movie called "The Herd in Iceland." I love the quote
from one of the old Icelandic men "The horses have ideals. You need to
negotiate with them." This quote explains why Icelandic horses can be "hard