When I look at horses like this, I just think, "rockstar horse!" I dunno, I think it's the hair. Compared to other horses, the Icelandic horse hash such beautiful long hair. Definitely feels like their owners must take pride in their horses and comb the manes, giving them rockstar attention.
Compared to other breeds, the Icelandic horse is on the small side. They look like ponies, but, to Icelanders they are just horses. Whether raised for work, pleasure, or consumption, I came across them all over the Western and Southern regions I drove through.