The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although they are small (pony-sized),they are long-lived and hardy.
The Icelandic Horse displays two unique gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds.
They are highly prized in Iceland, and owning a large number of horses is considered a major status symbol. Horses are used extensively during the annual sheep round-up in September