This excerpt from the series 'To the Waters And The Wild' features wild horses that are distinctive to Iceland.
Brought by the Vikings in the 9th century, this breed of horse are very resilient, are left outside all year round and still survive today. For centuries these horses were the only means of transport on the island. Van Gelderen describes modern transport as a poor substitute.
The episode of 'To the Waters And The Wild: A Taste of Iceland' was broadcast on 19 October 1980.
The series 'To the Waters And The Wild' was filmed, written and produced by Gerrit Van Gelderen for RTÉ.
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