Iceland is the perfect place to get lost on horseback
.this wildlife photography of the pony was taken in a cold environment with snow in a landscape
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Icelandic horses are a pony-sized breed that generally also displays a pony phenotype. They're a gaited variety with two additional gaits: the 'tolt' or 'running walk' and the 'flying pace', which makes great demands of both horse and rider but is spectacular to watch and exhilarating to ride. Icelandics should not be backed until they are at least 4 yrs old, and they are not considered mature until 7. They're exceptionally hardy and versatile.