The Iceland horse is particularly popular with children because it has more the size of a pony. It is so powerful that it also carries adults with ease.
In his native home Iceland, the robust horse lives year-round semi-wild outdoors. It does not mind the icy winds and the barren landscape, because it has a thick fur, especially in winter. In addition to Walk, Trot and Canter it dominates two additional gaits, the Tolt and The Flying Pace. With both it seems that the horse with its rider float above the ground. This not only looks proud and majestic, but also extremely fast. When doing the Racing Pace, an Iceland horse is between 40-50 km / h fast.
The Iceland horse has two other gaits: tölt and pace.
- Scientific name: Equus ferus caballus
- Global home: Worldwide