Monday, October 20, 2014

Gathering the Herd in the Highlands in Iceland

Each year in Iceland, farmers send their horse to the highlands to graze for the summer like wild horses on the US ranges.  In the fall, the farmers and interested tourists go round up the horses.  The celebration involves song, beer, and horses.  In this video, you will see some of the spectacular scenery and understand why many Iceland-bred Icelandics don't have problems with water crossing.  I am also amazed at how calm Icelandics tend to be in large groups.  At some of the stables where I have boarded Blessi, I have felt threatened by the crowding, biting, kicking and dominance games that go on with other breeds while waiting at the gate.


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