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.
Blessiblog article used in Wikipedia article on Icelandic horse
Snap shot of Wikipedia page
Wikipedia now lists my article on the Detecting Icelandic Horse Origins, which summarizes historical sources, mtDNA research, and literary references on the topic, as Reference 18 in their item on the Icelandic horse. I am very flattered that the editors found the researched information useful. Interestingly, Reference 18 points to my article that is published on the home web site of the Nortland breed society in Norway. I originally wrote the article for the USIHC quarterly and the Nortland breed society kindly forwarded a picture of Nortland horses to us. It seems sad that the easiest way to access this article is through another web page of another breed rather than through an Icelandic horse source.
You can read my article via the following link: