Articles Tagged 'Iceland'

The Icelandic Horse

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan The horse is an integral part of the Icelandic nation. They came to Iceland with the Vikings around 900 AD. It is thought that they were descendents of the Mongolian ponies that were imported to Scandinavia. The story of the settling of the… Read more »

Snowmobiling in Iceland Behind the Scenes Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Go behind the scenes with the Equitrekking crew snowmobiling on a glacier in Iceland  by Darley Newman Darley Newman is the host of the Emmy Award-winning Public Television series Equitrekking®, which takes viewers on horseback riding vacations around the world. Equitrekking is broadcast on PBS stations and on international networks… Read more »

Iceland Horse Drive

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Want a true adventure in the Land of Fire and Ice? Saddle up for an Icelandic horse drive with local farmers. by Darley Newman On an Iceland riding holiday, I drove a herd of 50 horses to Gullfoss, a huge waterfall, in Iceland. I have to admit, since I had… Read more »

Icelandic Horse Competition

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Icelanders love their horse shows, which are akin to an American football game! by Darley Newman Today Ragnar, a local Icelander and rider, introduced me to the world of Icelandic horse competitions at a local show just outside of Reykjavik. Ragnar was another Icelander who would be fun to ride… Read more »

Icelandic Horses: Learning to Ride Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Tolting is fun... once you've learned how to do it! by Darley Newman To start my Iceland riding adventure, I first wanted a lesson in how exactly to get these furry Icelandic horses to tölt. Our crew headed to a riding ceter and tour operator right outside of Reykjavik.  My… Read more »