Featured Video: Surrounded by Ponies


YouTube user Rob’s Iceland Trip uploaded a simple-yet-fantastic video last week that has us booking our trip to Iceland. Rob (presumably) is standing in the middle of a field when a herd of curious horses surrounds him to check out what he’s doing. Maybe they’re wondering if he brought snacks. Maybe they like posing for tourist cameras. Maybe Rob just seemed like an interesting guy.

Iceland has strict rules about importing horses to the island. Basically, you can’t do it, so the stout, naturally gaited Icelandic Horse breed is the only horse in the country. Rob’s equine friends here probably aren’t wild; owners do turn the horses they aren’t using out on the land to graze in the spring and summer, then round them back up in early fall.

Icelandic Horses

We try not to play favorites here at HorseChannel, but we’ll admit that we think Icelandic Horses are among the coolest breeds out there. Read more about them:

Escape to Iceland
Video: Herd in Iceland
Video: Gaits of the Icelandic Horse
Meet the Icelandic Horse

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Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, Ky.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.


  1. No fencing and they don’t wanda away? You can see the house and barn off in the distance-probably the owners of this great looking herd!


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