A few years ago, there was an episode of the Bachelorette where they went to Iceland. A few months later, we saw a promotion for a self-guided tour around Iceland inspired by that episode that included horse back riding. Horseback riding is fun in theory, but when the temperature out is below zero, it can be uncomfortable to say the least.
We took advantage of the promotion and headed to Iceland for our honeymoon. We were there during the winter time when everything in Iceland is frozen and covered in frost. If we were smarter, we would have opted out to go sit in a lodge with a hot cocoa, but where’s the fun in that, right? Instead, we went out horseback riding in the freezing cold. We layered up, and if I remembered correctly I had on at least 5 layers of clothing. I looked like a giant orange marshmallow on a horse, here is a picture of me on horse back.
The Icelandic breed of horse is famous for being small and sturdy, their shorter heights often cause them to be mistaken for ponies rather than full grown horses. Even though they are smaller, the horses in Iceland are quite hardy with their muscular shoulders, heavy coat and deep chest. In short, they are perfectly adapted to the frigid cold of Iceland. Me on the other hand, not so much.
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