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Posted 8/14/2012 5:48:57 PM


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I have an Icelandic Horse named Stjarna and was wondering if anyone else owns, rides or likes them. I LOVE MINE<3







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Posted 8/15/2012 8:37:23 PM


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The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony-sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. In their native country they have few diseases; Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return.
The Icelandic displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop. The first additional gait is a four-beat lateral ambling gait known as the tölt. This is known for its explosive acceleration and speed; it is also comfortable and ground-covering. [It ranges] from the speed of a typical fast walk up to the speed of a normal canter. Some Icelandic horses prefer to tölt, while others prefer to trot; correct training can improve weak gaits, but the tölt is a natural gait present from birth. The tölt is variously compared to similar lateral gaits such as the rack of the Saddlebred, the largo of the Paso Fino, or the running walk of the Tennessee Walking Horse.The breed also performs a pace called a skeið, flugskeið or "flying pace". It is used in pacing races, and is fast and smooth, with some horses able to reach up to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).[10] Not all Icelandic horses can perform this gait; animals that perform both the tölt and the flying pace in addition to the traditional gaits are considered the best of the breed. The flying pace is a two-beat lateral gait with a moment of suspension between footfalls; each side has both feet land almost simultaneously
The breed is known for its sure-footedness and ability to cross rough terrain The only breed of horse in Iceland, they are also popular internationally, and sizable populations exist in Europe and North America. The breed is still used for traditional farm work in its native country, as well as for leisure, showing, and racing.

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Posted 8/16/2012 8:29:35 AM


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anyone...?

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Posted 8/16/2012 4:12:36 PM
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they're adorable, i love them <3
how do you pronounce your horse's name?

Kira & Punk'n

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Posted 8/16/2012 5:12:25 PM


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Honestly, we'er not exactly sure how to pronounce her name since different people have told us different things but I think the j is silent- Star-na.

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Posted 8/18/2012 5:58:11 AM
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I'm too tall.
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but, I've seen them at NEEA and they tried to bang out of their stalls and eat
me. ;(

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They are adorable<3 I don't know anything about them, but they are so cool!

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One horse, one love. RIP, Charles(the first horse i ever rode)


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