Saturday, December 27, 2014

National Geographic Video--Icelandic Horses in the Highlands

National Geographic has created a video about rounding up the horses in Iceland after their summer spent in the highlands.  This video actually lets you see the rough terrain horse and rider have to navigate to find the horses.  As to why the Icelanders go to all this effort each year, "It is tradition."  Spending the summer in the mountains is regarded as necessary to building the essential Icelandic horse character.

I couldn't embed the video and you may have to watch a commercial but following the link is well worth it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gift wrapping a horse

When you run an organic farm in Ireland, you also want to gift wrap your horse for the holidays.  I love the way all the other horses want to help.  And you never know when you might need that extra gift for the holidays.  I wonder what the return policy is?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Icelandic horse in winter

This teaser trailer for the feature "Tolting Horse" conveys the otherworldly atmosphere of Iceland in winter and how the horses make themselves at home.

Teaser Trailer - Photo Story - Tölting Horse from dikiy on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gift wrapping a cat for Christmas

This cat is so tolerant.  He looks a little annoyed but yet he still wants to claim that wrapping paper. I wonder what Merci would look like as a package?