Monday, June 30, 2008

Good Bye Tvistur


Here's a pinto Icelandic Horse, named Arrow, for sale:

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Welsh Icelandic Horse Cross

This is a 9 yo mare; owner thinks may be a welsh / icelandic cross.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Icelandic Horses For Sale Board

Here is the new Icelandic Horses For Sale Board:

Icelandic Horses For Sale

Rider Balance vs Proprioception

Some information to help horse owners with balance and proprioception:

Interview with Karen Scholl

Interview with Karen Scholl of women and horses:

Karen Scholl Podcast from

Icelandic Horse Starting Bareback Bridleless

This video is circa 1997, with some bareback and bridleless starting of a young Icelandic Horse, along with clicker training:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Two Icelandic Horse Foals

Two Icelandic Horse foals for sale, in Alaska; Stassa and Stormur.

Icelandic Horses

Photo by Snorri Sævarsson

Circus Pony Trick

Dog riding an Icelandic Horse:

Driving an Icelandic Horse

An Icelandic Horse in Norway.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Here are several videos of clicker training Ofeig, Icelandic Horse.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Collins Twins

The Collins twins of Alaska buy two new Icelandic Horses.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

"For bush horses, safety and reliability trumped all else. We didn’t need the flashy show horses or exciting sport horses that abound in the Icelandic horse world. We needed old-fashioned working farm horses, the sort that could pull logs, pack ungainly loads of moss, drag sled loads of moose meat across the rocks, cross muskeg and quicksand, and haul an aluminum boat clattering out of the water."

Read the whole article here: Adding New Horses

Friday, June 13, 2008

Charm, First Adult Rider

Charm, four-year-old Icelandic Horse, had her first adult rider mounting her today. They first mounted from the mounting block, and then from the ground.

At first Charm had to think about how to carry the rider's weight; she got better after walking around a bit.

They also worked on a "go forward" cue. That was a little confusing for Charm as she thought it meant "back up", but she got it after rewarding the tries.

Charm is bareback and bitless.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Inspirational Video

Here's an inspirational video, equine style, with pictures of a pony as background.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Natural and Artificial Gaits in the Icelandic Horse

Which gaits are natural and which are artificial? Which gaits are inherited?

These are the questions to ask when you are considering breeding, or having your Icelandic Horse evaluated.