When her Icelandic pony’s coat starts to change in the spring, the groom helps out by brushing her regularly. She removes the woolly undercoat that kept her mare warm in the frosty winter.
Icelandic ponies need plenty of exercise. That’s why the Icelandic mare stays on the pasture all year round. Even extreme weather is no problem for a breed as robust and durable as Icelandic horses. But the groom still regularly checks the ground to make sure that it is safe and that there are no branches or objects that could be tripping hazards. She also regularly checks her horse’s hoofs for cracks. However, Icelandic ponies are generally very robust and durable, meaning the groom always has a little free time for a pleasant ride in the countryside after all her work.
The most important items in a grooming kit are the curry comb, the hoof pick, the horse brush and the mane comb.
- Scientific name: Equus ferus caballus
- Global home: Worldwide
- Conservation status: Least concern
1 x Icelandic pony mare, 1 x horse groom, 1 x grooming box