Icelandic horse is a breed of horse raised in Iceland. Its characteristic features are small stature (up to 144 cm at the withers), stocky and rough, large head, shaggy dense bangs, long mane and tail. The colors of horses can be different – for example, red, bay, gray, black, pie. No blunt horses. Icelanders themselves count up to a hundred variations and shades of colors.
Icelandic horses should not be confused with ponies, despite their similarities.
Icelandic horses reach maturity late – at 7-8 years, but live long – up to 40 years. Grown in the so-called. herd breeding, in the fresh air. Only with the onset of winter they are driven into shelter. Horses are not afraid of cold weather, as they are overgrown with thick dense coat, and rarely get sick. Continue reading
Breeding and use
The breeding of these elite horses continues to be dealt with by private breeders living in Spain. The majority of these purebred stallions are raised in Andalusia. There, everyone can watch how a small timid foal eventually becomes a stately and graceful horse. The Spaniards like to call the Andalusians “nuestro bondage”, which can be translated from their native language as “our horse”.
Andalusian bay with foal
When breeding animals, their maintenance is usually carried out in harsh conditions. Grazing mares occurs almost year-round. Continue reading