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New Book on Water Horses

On the occasion of the World Cup an new book will be published in September. Vatnagarpar (Water Horses) is a travelogue of a very unusual equitation project, reports. On the horse news website there is also a short video that was filmed during the ride.

kopie_von_wasserpferdeIcelandic horses crossing a river. Photo: Dagmar Trodler.

In the summer of 2009, seven men made their way on horseback from Hornafjörður in East Iceland to Selfoss in the south. During the trip they had to cross glacial rivers and like the postmen and travelers of ancient times, making their horses wade or swim.

The following rivers had to be crossed:

Hornafjarðarfljót, Kolgríma, Jökulsá á Breiðamerkursandi, Fjallsá, Skeiðará, Gígjukvísl, Núpsvötn, Djúpá, Hverfisfljót, Skaftá, Kúðafljót, Múlakvísl, Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi, Markarfljót, Eystri- and Vestri-Rangá, Þjórsá, Hvítá und Sog.

The pictures and articles were compiled by the Icelandic horse journalist Jens Einarsson. The book will be trilingual: English, German and Icelandic.


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