Icelandic horse - fabulous riding horses - I tried one - superbly smooth!
Probably my favourite photo: Neil Armstrong riding an Icelandic horse.“In 1967 a group of American Apollo astronauts visited Iceland to study geology under the guidance of Icelandic and American scientists. The Apollo geology field exercises were intended to develop the astronauts’ observational skills in recognizing basic geologic structures. During their visit the trainee moon-walkers also took a ride on some Icelandic horses - although that was clearly not a part of their training…
The Icelandic Horse is celebrated in Iceland and all over the world, as an authentic, unique, strong, and welcoming horse, that can bring adventure into your life. You can experience great horse show at horse parks in Iceland, that shows you its five gaits and good company.
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The ancestors of the Icelandic horse were taken to Iceland by Viking Age Scandinavians between 860 and 935 AD. The Norse settlers were followed by immigrants from Viking colonies in Britain. These later settlers brought horses which were crossed with the previously imported animals. Natural selection played a major role in the development of the breed, as large numbers of horses died from lack of food and exposure to the elements.