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More accurately, surrounded by Icelandic Horses. And it looks like heaven.

By Leslie Potter | June 1, 2016

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YouTube user Rob’s Iceland Trip uploaded a simple-yet-fantastic video last week that has us booking our trip to Iceland. Rob (presumably) is standing in the middle of a field when a herd of curious horses surrounds him to check out what he’s doing. Maybe they’re wondering if he brought snacks. Maybe they like posing for tourist cameras. Maybe Rob just seemed like an interesting guy.

Iceland has strict rules about importing horses to the island. Basically, you can’t do it, so the stout, naturally gaited Icelandic Horse breed is the only horse in the country. Rob’s equine friends here probably aren’t wild; owners do turn the horses they aren’t using out on the land to graze in the spring and summer, then round them back up in early fall.

Icelandic Horses

We try not to play favorites here at HorseChannel, but we’ll admit that we think Icelandic Horses are among the coolest breeds out there. Read more about them:

Escape to Iceland
Video: Herd in Iceland
Video: Gaits of the Icelandic Horse
Meet the Icelandic Horse

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Bonnie    Warwick, NY

1/2/2018 3:50:59 AM

Sure are hardy ponies for sure. Feel like I'm in Iceland right now!

Brenda    Somewhere, FL

11/12/2017 3:54:52 AM

They sure are beautiful hardly sterdy looking ponies!

Audrey    Tipp City, OH

4/14/2017 12:43:11 PM

He found some friendly buddy horses he he.

CeCe    Somewhere, GA

2/4/2017 3:59:21 AM

Breath taking scenery! Hardy bunch of nice looking Icelandic Horses!

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