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Herd In Iceland

The Horse Herders of Iceland

July 11, 2012

For over 1,000 years,

Icelandic law has made it illegal to import horses onto the island. For

that reason, Icelandic horses are a pure breed, isolated by oceanic

borders. During the summer months, the horses live a remote and wild existence,

grazing in the highlands and raising their young. Every September, they

are rounded up by local farmers and directed across the rugged terrain

to reunite with their owners. It's a breathtaking tradition that unites

the country. 'Herd In Iceland,' a film by Paul Taggart and Lindsay Blatt, documents

the annual horse round-up. The result is a unique and moving portrait of

Iceland's people, horses, and stunning landscape.