I'm familiar with the breed and its history. I've ridden them on two occasions, and I like them. I'd like to hear from someone with personal experience with them, whether you think their temperament would be OK for a child or too much to handle.
Are they generally sweet-tempered and gentle or can they be ornery?
Are they strong-willed/stubborn or eager to please?
Are they easy keepers or chow-hounds? I assume easy keepers. If they were chow hounds, they wouldn't survive long on Iceland