Fairytale-Like Horses Who Roam Iceland`s Epic Landscape - Drew Doggett is a famed wild life photographer who travels around the world, below you can watch the video taken by Drew Doggett capturing the beauty of the Iceland horses in the epic landscape of Iceland.
The breed was developed from Norse settlers in the 9th century and is often referred to in Iceland literature, the settlers used natural selection to develop the breed by natural selection and the harsh Icelandic climate also had a big impact on the Icelandic horses we see today. The breed was nearly make extinct in the 1780`s when the volcanic eruption at Laki caused the death of many of the horses living in Iceland.
Icelandic foals in spring time.
The Icelandic breed association was set up in 1904, today the breed is represented in 19 different countries under the parent association, the International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations.
The Icelandic horse has a 3 layered winter coat which has developed over the years to help the breed survive in the freezing temperature`s during the Icelandic winter.
Iceland is one of the most dense areas in the world with over 80,000 horses and a human population of 270,000, this means their is one horse for every three people in Iceland.
Icelandic Horses by Ernie Vater It`s impossible not to fall in love with the Icelandic Horse😍🐴❤️
Horses In Wild, Iceland @Charlotte Goss