Many of you have heard of Lukka and many of you have even bought horses through her! Here is a chance to go with Lukka as she travels to a farm to evaluate a new horse for her sales list. This video can also be a guide in what to look for when horse shopping.
If ever there was a special place in the world of Icelandic horses, it is Kolkuós. Here, literally, is the beginning of the Icelandic horse. Before that, they were European. And here is where my personal favorite line of horses were bred.
Celebrating at Kolkuos. The return of a herd.
This kid found a wonderful horse right there in her dad’s barn. Happened to be one of the top evaluated stallions in Iceland. And one of her neighbors just happens to be Mette Manseth, of Hólar. Ingunn is on her way to being a fine rider, to say the least, but watch her have fun learning!
This was a triple header: birthdays for Martina Gates and Kristjan Kristjansson (I’ll be discreet and leave it at that because they don’t look or act their age) and the opening of Thor Icelandics. Most of the people you see are members of the Northeast Icelandic Horse Club. I just thought it would make a…Continue reading A Tolt Party
Everyone has a “favorite” ride in Iceland. I have a few. This is one of them that I share, as you will see, with HUNDREDS of Icelanders on a weekend.
Flugumýri is famous from the Viking sagas. But it is currently known for the horses that have been bred there.
It was that time, shortly after foaling, for the mare to go back to a stallion. A short distance down the road from the farm was a large field of lush green grass growing over high hummocks, þúfa. Struggling to walk while shooting with the camera, I could understand how these horses grow up so…Continue reading The Breeding Fields of Flugumýri
Elisa Klose came to Holar University College to learn how to train Icelandic horses. She also had to learn Icelandic! I’ve added this clip of an actual training session Elisa is doing with a horse just to give an appreciation for the process.
First of all, let me make it clear that this is not Dressage for Icelanders! My experience is that dressage may be coming to Iceland, but it lies becalmed offshore. I do not consider suppling exercises such as shoulder in, leg yields, etc., dressage. Perhaps an onshore wind will blow. I think a pretty good…Continue reading Sheep Dressage