This documentary explores the link between Odin’s mythological eight legged horse and its Icelandic four legged ancestor.
Brought over from Northern Europe by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago, the Icelandic Horse is one of the last remaining pure breeds. Living amid the dramatic Icelandic landscape, this horse is extraordinary in its pace and endurance.
When research first began on this horse, the myth and legend proved to be still intrinsically linked to the present breed. The Icelanders are fiercely protective over their ‘little horse’. So what makes this horse so special? The programme traces the legend, history and training of this special Icelandic breed and the reasons for its current popularity.