|Icelandic horse (not Helgar)--wikipedia|
She introduces Helgar as follows:
"Brenda’s dun-colored Icelandic pony, Helgar the Horrible, was unlike the other horses. He wasn't wily as the bandit Shetlands, dubbed the “Little Shytes” by irate neighbors, as there wasn’t a fence made that could contain the ponies. Nor was he prissy like the dainty Welsh ponies pretending to be grown-up horses at a gymkhana, their manes in need of imaginary smoothing. Helgar was more akin to the dour donkeys—but the similarities ended with the dorsal stripes. Helgar didn't carry a grudge the way they did."
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