Well, it's that time of the year where the most trustworthy of steeds - the Iceland horse - is once again called upon to do what it does best.
The annual Iceland Horse Round Up is testament to the breed's incredible competence amongst some of the most dramatic and energy-sapping landscapes in Europe. With droves of horses being herded down from their summer pastures in Iceland's northern highlands, the corrals await, where icelandic farmers jump at the chance to ourtbid one another for the finest animals amongst the herd.
And this is no small herd - those participating in Discover the World's Horse round up - www.discover-the-world.co.uk/horseriding - will ride alongside, behind and in-front of a herd of upto 2500 icelandic horses and foals. A magnificent sight and one I can confirm is unlike any other. I took part last year and will never forget it!
It was unlike anything I have experienced in all my riding years and is guranteed to thoroughly impress.
Never mind that pre-conception that Icelandic horses are short and can be called - heaven forbid - ponies. They are hardy, obedient and tough as nails. Where british riding consists of a 30 metre trot every so often, 'Icelandics' have the potential to keep going until they die of exhaustion. Of course, our tours won't push these superb animals that far, but it just shows how tough they are in any conditions.
We (Discover the World) offer the most comprehensive Iceland riding holidays to the UK market - with the close support of our reputable supplier Ishestar - including both the Horse Round Up in early October and the Sheep Round Up that departs in 8 days time (12th September).
If you think your readers will be intersted in these these stunning and 100% unique rides, then give me a call - 01737 214 214 - for details and images. If you would like our Riding in Iceland brochure then let me know.
Thanks and kind regards. Alexis.