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By Nancy Marie Brown

ISBN-10: 0811707040

ISBN-13: 9780811707046

ISBN-10: 1490525319

ISBN-13: 9781490525310

After a number of visits to review the medieval Icelandic sagas, Nancy Marie Brown returns to Iceland to look for the ideal horse, one she will carry again to her Pennsylvania farm and make her personal. She arrives shaken via tragedy, doubtful of the language, missing self belief in her driving abilities, yet decided to make her seek a hit. She unearths idea within the country’s austere and majestic panorama, that's alive with the ghosts of an adventure-filled previous. within the glacier-carved hinterland, she rides numerous Icelandic horses—some lively, willful, even heroic; others docile, trusting, or tame. She additionally meets an collection of horse vendors, who will be as autonomous and obdurate because the animals they breed. bit by bit, vacationing mythical horse farms, gazing skillful riders, taking sea-splashed treks with opinionated specialists, she opens herself as much as the unusual and beautiful global she’s entered. She discovers what makes Icelandic horses unique—why they're celebrated in excellent sagas and guarded through nationwide legislation. She additionally learns a lot approximately herself as a horsewoman and, extra importantly, discovers what she is de facto trying to find, in a horse and in her lifestyles. Evocative, clear-headed, and richly defined, this booklet is for a person who has at it slow of their lifestyles sought for whatever perfect.

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