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Catch a tourist being a tourist, but the horse - friendly - thought it was a cute photo chance.

The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony-sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. Seen here, tourists very much like them and the “selfie with horsie” is common. These horses can be seen all over Iceland and make for wonderful photos grazing in the colorful fields and hills. To keep the local stock hardy, Iceland is very strict on controlling outside contact with other horses. There are about 40 different colors and general patters among the local breed. Riding them is popular and it is one of the few transport ways to gain ground access to some unique and picturesque spots.

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