Fet eða Tölt? - Icelandic Horse

I was following his speed and tried to freeze at the right moment.


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  • Sig Holm very slow at the moment 3y

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  • Robyn Hooz (away) 3y

    you did a great job here!!
    mustang ?=)
  • Sig Holm very slow at the moment 3y

    Robyn Hooz (away) Mustang? - no wild horses in Iceland.
  • cannalilylady 3y

    A wonderful capture. It is almost dancing.
  • Gaio Torquato 3y

    What?...a Mustang dancing,yes,sure....
    A awesome Iceland horse...
  • Sig Holm very slow at the moment 3y

    Robyn Hooz (away) Mustang? I dontunderstand?
    Gaio Torquato
    thanks - explain "
  • Gaio Torquato 3y

    Það er íslenskur hestur brokkhestur...yes?...
  • Rosinei Vasconcelos 3y

    Great shot, my friend!
    Greetings from Brasil!
  • Bruce McKay 3y

    Flott hestar!
  • Lew (tomswift) Holzman 3y

    You caught that horse perfectly! So Icelandic horses seem smaller than what I'm used to here and I don't mean Clydesdales...
  • Sig Holm very slow at the moment 3y

    thank you all.
    Lew (tomswift) Holzman Yes it is small, but we never call it "pony" :)

    "For more than a thousand years, the small but amazingly strong Icelandic horse has played a vital role in Icelandic history. Dubbed "The most useful servant", many Icelanders credit the horse for the survival of the Icelandic people. The settlers brought with them horses from Norway and the British Isles, strong and muscular they served their masters in war and peace.

    In recorded Icelandic history, which spans over 900 years, no horses have been imported to Iceland. In the 11th century import was made illegal, so the present day horse is very similar to what they were 900 years ago. This isolation has preserved certain traits lost to other European horses. Among these are the five gaits the horse is famous for.

    In Iceland these gaits are used depending on terrain and preference of the rider. While most horses have three gaits: walk, trot and gallop, the Icelandic horse has two extra gates. Icelanders call them tolt and skeid (pace), with the tolt gate being better known throughout the world. The tolt is a gait in a quartered beat with equal intervals and is a gait that, with unaltered footfall can escalate its swiftness from a mere step to great speed. You can hear the tolt distincly as a constant four-beat staccato and if you watch a horse in tolt you can see that the horse carries the rider smoothly in an even four-beated rythim, perfectly still in his saddle, without the tossing movement of the trot."
  • Amg80 3y

    Glæsileg mynd
  • artistic55w 3y

    I love the little Icelandic horses! This is a delightful shot, Sig!
  • refmo 3y

    Excellent shot!
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