Monday, August 17, 2009

Rare Icelandic Horses



We are vacationing on Washington Island, Door County, Wisconsin with our grandkids. Whenever we stay, my husband and granddaughter take a trail ride on the rare Icelandic horses at Field Wood Farm.

Most of the people who settled on the island were Scandinavian immigrants, especially Icelanders. Today, Washington Island is one of the oldest Icelandic communities in the United States and among the largest outside of Iceland itself.

For a fascinating history of the Island, check this site.

14 comments:

  1. I think I remember Door County. We lived in Neenah in the 70's . Too too tooo cold pour moi! Beautiful country and such nice neighbors. THe horse photos are so beautiful.
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  2. la première photo est très belle, on dirait deux amoureux.
    the first photograph is very nice, they would say two lovers.

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  3. Nice horses, I am sure that this is a wonderful place to stay.

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  4. If there was ever a thing called, "friendship," this picture shows it.

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  5. They look like they toy horses they used to advertise on TV with the rainbow hair. I cant remember their name.

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  6. Oh those ponies look very friendly and rather cute.

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  7. Sadly, A lot of Icelanders are leaving again.

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  8. Great portrait of two charming horses.

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  9. Beautiful. Gorgeous animals.

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  10. What beautiful animals! Sounds like everyone is having a ball.

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  11. You are in such an interesting place but I imagine it'd be pretty cold? Especially compared to Mazatlan. Beautiful horses. I wish I knew more about horses - they seem to have v small ears.

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  12. they are so cute! and they look like a couple, are they?

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  13. They look like small horses. Are they smaller than normal?

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  14. This is the oddest thing - My family is from Washington Island! In fact, the Lutheran Church there was built on land from one great-grandfather, by my other great-grandfather! I just happened on your blog and felt compelled to write. :)
    If you go to Rock Island, say hello to the head ranger there, Kirby Foss...He's my cousin.
    Have a ball! The Island is a great place to be!

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