riding on Iceland

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You knew, there is a very special horse breed living on Iceland. These horses are living outside the whole year. They are i.e. used for catching the sheep in fall and bring them back to the houses while they live free in the highlands during summer.

You can also come to Iceland to make riding holidays. There are offers for different kinds of riding skills. The cross country tours are the most challenging ones and you’re supposed to be a very good and experienced rider. The guided tours consist of 3 horses for each rider. The additional horses run free with the groups and without luggage or a settle. The tours follow paths to meet every now and then certain places for a rest where a car with some stray waits, to feed the horses. Drinking water isn’t a big problem here, but food.

We met such riding tours a few times during our trips through the highlands, as you can see.

Take care!

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5 thoughts on “riding on Iceland

  1. Reblogged this on Surprising lives and commented:
    Horseback riding has been a passion of mine since I was a young child. For quite a few years I had my own horse and enjoyed endless riding and participating in horse shows.
    Nevertheless, as soon as I saw this wonderful post I fell in love and had to share it on my blog. 🙂

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