One of the things we had read about were the Icelandic horses. They were originally brought here in the 800's, and since then, no other horses have been allowed in the country. These horses therefore, are a very pure breed, and over the years they have adapted to the cold weather. They are stocky like a draft horse, and their manes and tails remind us of Shetland Ponies. They are also smaller than most horses in the States.
Horseback riding is a very popular activity here, and the horses are used to round up the sheep that roam in the summertime. We were not expecting to see the numbers of horses and horse farms we have seen, but we suspect it is a very expensive hobby.