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All about Icelandic Horses

The Icelandic horse is a very special animal. Of course they came (or evolved) from Iceland which gives them a great big mane and tail and a very thick winter coat.
In Iceland the ground is rocky and wild which made this special breed become very sure-footed. They are trustworthy, dependable, and calm in some times crazy conditions. They also have two very special gaits, the tolt and the flying pace. The tolt, is kind of hard to describe, but it's kind of like a very, very smooth gallop. What makes them so smooth is because they move both right legs forward, then both left legs forward, which seems to balance everything out. The efect of this gait makes you feel like you have just been floating on a cloud, no better feeling. The flying pace is just amazing (alought I have never experienced it myself, so I can't tell you how it feels). They are moving so fast that their mane and tail just flys in the air, and is the most beautiful thing to watch. I have learned about some horses go so fast that the rider has to cling to the mane of the horse so they don't fall off the back end.
I'm writing this down as I remeber things, so I don't have everything down that there is to know. But if you do want to know more from real experts I have links to many good pages on my cool links page. I will always adding more links to it because there are so many to chose from, so what I will be doing is screening and choosing the very best sites. If you think you should be on my list, just e-mail me.