Meet the Icelandic horse, the Icelanders who ride them, and Iceland, where they ride them. A group of friends and an even larger group of friendly horses go out together to enjoy each other. That’s what it’s all about and why I’ve placed this video as the introduction to the Icelandic horse and to my…Continue reading Meet the Icelandic Horse… What It’s All About
Wondering what it’s like to go on a horse trek in Iceland? This is a video I shot during my first trek, the one that really got me hooked on horseback riding. It was in 2000. I had been taking lessons for all of four months and I was about to go on a 5…Continue reading My First Trek
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!
Every other year, the best horses and riders from all over Iceland come and compete against each other. It’s called the Landsmot. In 2006 the crowd came for some nice, fast tolt. And they get plenty of it. Everyone was filming and photographing. I wanted to show something original, in my own style. So I…Continue reading Landsmot — Looking for a Story
This is one of those great people-and-horse stories that you could never make up. I only take credit for finding, documenting, and delivering it to you. It has to do with saving a horse that… Let’s start at the beginning.
Flugumýri is famous from the Viking sagas. But it is currently known for the horses that have been bred there.