The Landsmot lives on throughout the following two years through constant conversations, second-guessing the judges, comparing riders and horses, watching videos, making wish-lists of breeding stallions and just plain gossiping.
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.