Jennifer Kingsley
September 12, 2015

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Getting a sheep into the ring isn’t always easy, and it’s best to start young. Here, a man shows a little girl what to do. Straddle the sheep, grab it by the horns, and don’t let go. The important thing is to have a good grip; some of the little kids practically ride the sheep in the pens.

The sun is out for us, and spirits are high. Imagine the sheep braying, kids laughing and Icelandic folk songs in the background. Just as you start to catch the tune, someone offers you a swig from their bottle – we aren’t sure if that makes catching sheep easier or harder.

Photo Eric Guth.

A man teaches a young girl how to handle the sheep