Photographer Captures Fairytale-Like Horses Roaming Iceland’s Epic Landscape

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One of the most famous fashion photography artists is Drew Doggett of South Carolina. He now travels the world seeking inspiration and photographing stunning landscapes and portraits of people, communities, and cultures. His early career in this field enabled him to master the best techniques, as shown by his photographs. He traveled all over the world and his travels took him to fascinating and remote places, such as the Himalayas, Ethiopia and recently to Iceland.

He is currently fascinated with the legendary Icelandic horses, which has resulted in an expedition to this mystical land. During his stay there, he captured the beauty of horses and the incredible landscapes where they roam and survive.

The “In the Realm of Legends” series is filled with the unique beauty of horses in their natural element, which gives viewers the ancient world of imagination and myth, so they can, even expect to encounter the Vikings as well.

The Icelandic horse was brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the 9th and 10th centuries and is currently one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. In these areas, for almost 1000 years, no other breed of horse has stepped forward, contributing to being protected from the various diseases suffered by horses in other parts of the world, and creating an impeccably pure-bred equine. According to Iceland law, it is forbidden to import any horse, and once a horse is exported, it can never be brought back.

People around the world show a huge interest in the life and history of Icelanders. When it comes to an Icelandic horse being bred for export, it is primarily used for socializing and riding. Experienced riders on other breeds would claim that Icelandic horses are the best riding horses in the whole world.

The official website of Horses of Iceland points out that the goal of breeding Icelandic horses is to produce a healthy, prolific and durable riding horse. It should be robust, elegant and versatile, but it should also offer the optimum natural balance, and the movements should be supple and high, giving an elegant and powerful image.

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Icelandic horses are specific for two additional natural walks, called flying tempo and tölt, and are also excellent at walking, trotting, cantering and galloping. Most of the horses are born five-gaited, while some lack the flying pace and are considered four-gaited.

As with many other types of horses, Icelandic horses vary in size so that their height ranges from about 130 cm to a maximum of 150 cm at the highest point of the ridge. What sets it apart from other types of horses is their vividness; they have over 40 colors and up to 100 variations.

Another characteristic of these unique horses worldwide is their character. In addition to being friendly, they learn quickly and are very adventurous and smart. They have excellent strength and are durable on long runs and rough terrain. Due to their versatility, they can be used for top-level competitions but can be very reliable for riding by a young, inexperienced rider.

Sources:

www.horsesoficeland.is

TheMindUnleashed.com

www.instagram.com

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