Thursday, March 23, 2017

Icelandic Horses

Yet another Iceland spread for Yvonne's Art Journal Journey theme of Out and About. 

This time it's all about the darling horses found and bred only in Iceland. 

These horses are bred in Iceland and are, for the most part, what we would consider pony sized. 

Everything you might ever want to know about these horses, can be found at Horses of Iceland.

Grundarfjordur is a fishing village in western Iceland. 

According to Lonely Planet:
Spectacularly set on a dramatic bay, little Grundarfjörður is backed by waterfalls and surrounded by ice-capped peaks often shrouded in cottony fog.
The volcanic peninsula at Grundarfjordur is shown in the background, while the Icelandic horse takes center stage.

Materials are a used file folder, three images from three travel magazines, computer generated text, and my turquoise handmade shimmering mist.

Thanks for stopping by today as we visited Grundarfjordur and saw some of the famous Icelandic horses.  I am so glad you dropped by and hope you learned something, as I did about this lovely island.  Now let's head to Art Journal Journey and see more places where people have been.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful pages. Those horses are cute, a riding stable near here has them, and I often see them in the fields here. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Another wonderful page Elizabeth. You have found some amazing pictures to use for your Iceland tour.

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen said...

I love those horses Elizabeth and I love your adorable page linked to AJJ !
You rock the theme again !
Happy Thursday !

My name is Erika. said...

These Icelandic horses are everywhere and so handsome. Horses and sheep. :) Enjoying your pages this week and reliving my trip! :) It feels like Iceland here in NH this week- well probably Iceland is a lot warmer than we are. GRRR. It is time for spring and to get rid of this snow from last week's blizzard. :) Happy day. Hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful Elizabeth

CJ Kennedy said...

Wonderful pages. The scenery in the pictures is breath-taking and the horses so handsome. Guess Iceland isn't just ice and snow.

Cindy McMath said...

I had no idea there were famous Icelandic horses. Lovely pages and yes I did learn something!

Nancy said...

Fun page! We saw a group of riders doing an exhibition. They are known for their smooth gait and fast "toque" which is a very smooth running gait- I think that's how it's spelled. The riders all carried a stein of beer while togueing to show that the ride was smooth and they didn't spill a drop. They are very appealing little horses.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh I love this. Horses are the most wondrous creatures.

Meggymay said...

Oh Elizabeth I am so enjoying my travels with you to Iceland, its another fantastic page. Those horses look so study and suited to their climate. The background scenery looks great as well.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

So, I'm wondering, has all this journey inspired you to add Iceland to your travel bucket list?

Rita said...

Aren't they beautiful, stocky creatures! Just charming. :)