Icelandic horse – a breed of small, long-lived and hardy horses, developed in harsh climate of Iceland and the only breed of horse in that country (no other breed is allowed into a country and the horses which were transported out of Iceland cannot be brought back).
Icelandic horse is a “five-gaited” breed: the horses can perform – apart from walk, trot, and canter/gallo – two additional gaits: tölt four-beat lateral ambling gait and flying pace (skeið / flugskeið), fast (even up to 48 km/h), used in races.
Update 2022: Below the photos: a Visit Iceland campign 🙂
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