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.
Martha Stewart, known for being the Queen of home decorating, cuisine, and crafts, met some Icelandic horses. She invited Martina Gates and Nicki Esdom, long time Icelandic horse owners, to bring their Icelandics to ride at Martha's estate. As Martha says, "At first glance, these small, compact creatures look adorable and pony-like. However, in addition to being adorable, Icelandic horses are very strong, very spirited, and very fast!" You can catch the entire slide show on Martha Stewart's blog site: