Icelandic horse (DVD) –
– 45 min.
The Icelandic horse is considered to be of Mongolian origin as the Arabian horse, arriving in Iceland via Russia and Norway. The breed has been kept completely pure in Iceland for over 1000 years. It is small, but strong, and known for its good temper and friendliness. It is unique in that it has five gates and is exceptionally smooth to ride. This documentary tells how the Vikings survived with the help of the Icelandic horse and how it was used in agriculture and for transportation in Iceland up to the middle of the 20th century. From that point on horsemanship became very popular in Iceland, and those who have gone on a ridin trip in the summer never forget it. Today, ther are over 70 thousand horses in Iceland, and over 100 thousand are found in 20 other countries around the world. What is the nature of the Icelandic horse? How is it bred? Broken in? Trained? This film has all the answers.