A Beer Tolt

 

2001. Yes, if nothing else, this is a vintage video. Sarah and I had only recently been to Iceland and I had even only more recently taken up riding. We went up to visit the Vermont Icelandic Horse Club as we were just beginning to explore the culture of the Icelandic horse in America. This particular video shows how riders compete at the smooth Icelandic gait, the tolt, to see who spills the least amount of beer while riding at different speeds and directions.

2001. That’s a long time ago. Some of these riders were kids and are now grown up; some have grown out of horseback riding entirely and some may no longer be with us.

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