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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Breathtaking Pictures Of White Horses In Iceland's Magical Landscape

Breathtaking Pictures Of White Horses In Iceland's Magical Landscape

Based in South Carolina, artist Drew Doggett began his career in fashion photography. Nevertheless, Doggett now travels the world looking for and capturing beautiful landscapes and portraits of people, cultures, and communities by using the techniques he learned during his earlier career. His journeys have taken him to mind-blowing and remote places like the Himalayas, Ethiopia, and recently to Iceland.


Doggett's fascination with the epic Icelandic horses resulted in an expedition to the mystical land where he captured the beauty of these horses and the wonderful landscapes they roam in.


His series, In the Realm of Legends, demonstrates the unique beauty of the horses in their natural element that draws the viewer into an ancient world of fantasy and myth.


The Icelandic Horse is among the world's oldest horse breeds brought to the country by the Vikings in the 9th and 10th centuries. For about 1000 years, no other breed of horse has stepped foot on the country's soil, keeping out diseases and creating the ultimate purebred equine. Also, when a horse is exported from Iceland, it is never allowed to return.


A great part of the life and the history of Iceland is in high demand across the world. Although the Icelandic horse is bred for export, they're primarily used for companionship and riding. People who have experience in riding other breeds will probably agree that Icelandic horses are the best riding horses worldwide.


Called a gaited horse breed, the majority of Icelandic horses have two extra natural gaits called tölt and flying pace along with the walk, trot, canter, and gallop. Most are born five-gaited, though some lack the flying pace and are considered four-gaited.


Icelandic horses range in size from about 130 cm (4 ft 3 in) to more than 150cm on the highest point of withers. They're among the most colorful breeds in the world with more than 40 colors and up to 100 variations.


These unique horses are famous for their amazing character. They're friendly, quick learners, adventurous, and smart. They're usually easy to handle with power and stamina needed for long distances on difficult terrain. Thanks to their versatility, they are used for competitions at the highest level but safely carry a young, inexperienced rider on a ride out.


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