The Icelandic horse

We only Icelandic horses with their good minds and comfortable gaits are suitable for both beginners and advanced users. We have about 60 Icelandic horses, and have good opportunities to find a horse that in mind and temperament suit the individual rider. experienced or inexperienced. Young or old.

The Icelandic horse comes from the horses the Vikings brought with them when they settled in Iceland for more than eleven hundred years ago. There has been imported horses to Iceland since Viking times. Therefore we have in this unique horse breed Norden own, original whole blood in the form of the strong, small töltere. Nature which horses have lived in for centuries, has made them healthy and hardy, and Icelanders' demands for a versatile transportdyr in the difficult terrain has created an unusually reliable, strong and comfortable riding horse, incredibly sure-footed and with plenty of temperament and run will. It is the horse's gaits, which more than anything else the band the way for the success of the Icelandic horse has been in recent years in most of Europe and North America. Besides the three basic gaits, all horse breeds are supposed to master the walk, trot and canter, the Icelandic horses facility for two additional gaits tölt and passports.

Icelander is primarily a performance horse, where the main emphasis is put on good ride characteristics. It must be brave and independent, willing and cooperative. It should be easy to hold and must have good adaptability and above all, a good mind. The Icelandic horse is a versatile riding horse for adults but is also suitable for children. It can be used for all types of riding, from picnics and family riding for long distance riding and competition sport.

A little about Tölt

It is a need gait, which is extremely comfortable for the rider, but which can be developed into a fascinating competition gait. It can be ridden in several speeds, and when fully developed, hovering horse and rider in harmonious dance over the ground. Tölt is a running gait where the horse has always alternately one and two feet on the ground. The rate should be clear and safe four stroke, rhythmic as a jazz drumming.

Passports can also rides in several stages, but is only of value if it is very fast. It is a two-stroke, where the horse moves the ipsilateral leg almost simultaneously. Passport is a racing gait in Icelandic called flugskeid, or flying passport, and it is dedicated to the most talented riders on horses who both have particularly good pasanlæg and want to run, and that can be left in the passport without coming off at a gallop.