Saturday, December 29, 2007

I'll Jump Off A Cliff For Bread

Originally uploaded by Sæbjörg

Arctic Ponies

Arctic Ponies
Originally uploaded by oskarpall
Here's an incredible photo of Icelandics.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Young Icelandic Horse Geldings playing in the snow.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Icelandic Horse Bad Hair Day:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Von and Sam, a mare and a gelding Icelandic Horses are currently in a rescue which is closing down. They need to find new homes. More information about Von and Sam here:

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Charm Wants To Come In The House

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Clicker Training A Horse

This is an Icelandic Horse (Icelandic Pony), being clicker trained.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Here's some good clinic reports that contain information about conformation and gait, which can be used with all gaited horses, including Icelandic Horses, Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walkers, Paso Finos, Peruvian Pasos:

and more information about gaits:

Friday, August 31, 2007

Getting to Yes: Clicker Training to Improve Horsemanship

This is a fantastic new book by Sharon Foley, called Getting to Yes: Clicker Training for Improved Horsemanship. It is very effective with Icelandic Horses / Ponies.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alfasaga Horses for Sale

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Excellence In Horsemanship!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Icelandic Horse filly wants to keep playing at the end of the training sessions:

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Lee Ziegler's book, Easy Gaited Horses, has become the bible of gaited horse owners. The book helps owners to identify the easy, smooth gaits of their Tennessee Walkers, Missouri Fox Trotters, Peruvian Pasos, Paso Finos, Icelandic Horses, and any other gaited horse breed. The book also gives hints and tips on how to get gaits naturally.

Lee's Book Easy Gaited Horses

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Here's a little video of Charm, my Icelandic Horse filly, stepping up on the platform:

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This is Charm, almost three years old, Icelandic Horse filly, running in pasture, doing a few lead changes in her canter.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sokki, a 15 year old Icelandic Horse gelding, gaiting naturally.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Determining the Gait of the Icelandic Horse

This slide show was created from a video of an Icelandic Horse mare being ridden bareback in halter, to see what gait she offers naturally. Stills were grabbed from the video and put in sequential order to see the timing of the diagonal legs and lateral legs, and the support phases. This was done in order to determine what gait she was doing. In this case, it is a fox trot.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

This is a jigsaw puzzle with a picture of Skumur, a grey Icelandic Horse gelding, jumping bareback and bridleless.

Click onto the puzzle to expand it to play; after playing, hit the refresh / reload button to shrink the puzzle.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

This is Cookie, Icelandic Horse mare with granddaughter Taylor.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

The palomino filly's dam, Eir, an Icelandic Horse mare.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Here are some videos (almost ten years old) of training a young pinto Icelandic Horse gelding with natural horsemanship and clicker training:

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Introduction to Clicker Training video:

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Charm is an almost three-year-old Icelandic Horse filly. We decided to try to have her back-up, with the request coming from behind. We used the neckrope around her neck, with the lead rope hooked onto it, so that the request would not pull her head, but put pressure on her chest.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

This is my pinto Icelandic Horse (Pony) mare, called Cookie, who is about 10 years old. She was born in Iceland, but came to the US with her dam, as a weanling. She is very calm, very people-oriented, and a very easy keeper (too easy, as we have to watch what she eats, and not give her anything that is too high in carbs).

She learns very easily, and is very willing to do new things and learn additional behaviors and tricks.

Here she is, yawning, on the cue of the ASL (American Sign Language) sign for "Y":

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

This is a photo cube of my Icelandic Horse filly: