sab's photos with the hest

Altano

Altano
My first own horse.
He's a gelding and born in Spain. Although he's a member of the high society (as P.R.E. his official name is Islero LXIX), his manners are quite undistinguished. :-)
At the back you can see the legs of the co-owner.
Added on October 29, 2011

Blessi And Friends

Blessi And Friends
Added on August 12, 2009

Monument for the Icelandic Horse

Monument for the Icelandic Horse
At one of the main bus stations stands this monument to the Icelandic horse. It clearly depicts its history as a working horse. In the 19th century it was exported to England for the use in coal mines, so the Industrial Revolution might not have happened…
Added on August 10, 2009

Anna

Anna
Added on August 11, 2009

Lotta

Lotta
Added on August 11, 2009

The Herd Arrived

The Herd Arrived
Dirk leading them to us. We (guests) weren't with the herd from the start, because it's always difficult to get them away from home. So we joined up here and then we drove the herd together. Dirk left us after this day.
Added on August 11, 2009

Petra Documenting this Days Combination

Petra Documenting this Days Combination
Added on August 11, 2009

Happily Tolting Along

Happily Tolting Along
If you wonder, how the gait tolt looks like, visit YouTube.
Added on August 11, 2009

Acting As A Fence Pole

Acting As A Fence Pole
If there is not already a fence, you can carry one with you. But don't forget to feed the fence poles!
Added on August 13, 2009

Shoeing

Shoeing
A shoe was lose, so Hróðmar changed it. This happend again on the road and at that time - at least one of the others told this; I didn't see it myself - he bent the shoe to the right size with bare hands. In Þingvellir he used a stone as an anvil.
Added on August 13, 2009

Wet Horse

Wet Horse
The long fur of the icelandic horse together with the heavy rain of that day made a wonderful pattern on the back of the animals.
Added on August 13, 2009

Steam For Reykjavik

Steam For Reykjavik
The hot water is pumped to the Perlan in Reykjavik and then distributed to the housholds and factories.
Added on August 13, 2009

Rest In Marardalur

Rest In Marardalur
Added on August 13, 2009

Coming To Marardalur

Coming To Marardalur
Added on August 13, 2009

Þingvellirvatn

Þingvellirvatn
Þingvellirvatn is the biggest lake in Iceland. With the continental drift, it will become part of the sea in the course of some 100,000 years.
Added on August 13, 2009

Single Line

Single Line
Usually the herd went in single line. Only if there was a road or we were approaching a resting place the line doubled or tripled.
Added on August 11, 2009

Þjófafoss From Horseback

Þjófafoss From Horseback
In the lower right corner you can see the ear of Kröggur. He went quite close to the abyss, but made a cautious step backwards, when he looked down. It's about where the edge of the rock at his ear is.
Added on August 11, 2009

Down To The Lake

Down To The Lake
Added on August 11, 2009