The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority removed eleven horses from the custody of a farmer in South Iceland.
A number of Icelandic horse rental companies use the free or low-paid labour of migrant workers, giving them an enormous competitive advantage over companies adhering to wage laws and regulations.
Late on Monday evening, Guðrún Hrafnsdóttir, owner of Mósan, received a phone call telling her that WorldFeng's rules had been reviewed and that names with an article are now allowed.
WorldFeng project manager Jón Baldur Lorange explains that the Horse Naming Committee was put in place as a necessary evil.
Preparations are currently underway for the World Championship for Icelandic Horses, this year held in Herning, Denmark.