Chapter one focuses on: The Icelandic Horse, Characteristics & Background
Excerpt from chapter one;
When traveling through modern Iceland, horses are a predominant part of the landscape and can be seen and found almost everywhere. Grazing in farmlands throughout the country, running free in the northern highlands. and in the middle of the capital Reykjavík, huge stable areas and riding facilities can be found buzzing with horse- related activities even throughout the cold winter months. In summer riding groups can be seen trekking and trail riding their horses and running horse herds on special trails made only for riders and horses. Championships on many levels can be found almost anywhere at any time throughout the year. Travellers in Iceland often ask these questions: “What do you do with all the horses?” “Do all Icelanders own horses?” And they wonder why on earth such a small nation needs to own so many horses?