Not even a lost stirrup could prevent Jens from getting 8 for tölt
The history of the Icelandic Horse can be traced right back to the settlement of the country in the late 9th century. Viking settlers brought their best horses with them, from various origins, though mostly of Germanic descent. The breed has remained pure for over a thousand years so today there is only one breed of horse in Iceland – The Icelandic Horse.
Today, there are close to 80,000 horses in Iceland, an incredible number for a nation that counts only 330.000 people.