Icelandic Horse Discussions
iceryder July 20th, 2009
The IceHorses email discussion forum on YahooGroups is very active. If you own or are interested in Icelandic Horses, please feel free to join us here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/icehorses Our discussions include everything about the Icelandic Horses including: saddle fit, bits, nosebands, conformation, breeding, care, feeding, insulin resistance, natural horsemanship, gaited horses, manipulated gaits, manufactured gaits, natural gaits, weight-carrying ability, biomechanics, fly sheets, sweet itch (summer eczema), imported versus domestic horses, icelandic-style riding, good horsemanship, human / equine relationship, whips, treeless saddles, barefoot, boots, concussive practices, Icelandic Horses for sale, rescued Icelandic Horses, etc.
Working With Young Horses
iceryder June 21st, 2009
I also have Icelandic Horses. Even tho your horse may be too young to ride yet, you can do a lot of things with her to prepare her for riding, and to strengthen your relationship and your bond with her. See some of the videos at http://youtube.com/icehorses
A Pain in the Mouth of the Icelandic Horse
iceryder November 23rd, 2008
Sometimes the style of riding of the Icelandic Horse and the quest for speed and ribbons negatively affects the mouth of the Icelandic Horse. This is a natural horse and if trained with natural horsemanship, bits aren't necessary! In this video, we see all sorts of abusive treatment of the Icelandic Horse. Equipment that doesn't fit, and equipment that should not be used, as well as hands that are harsh and uneducated.
Natural and Artificial Gaits
iceryder June 4th, 2008
Gaits can be natural to the Icelandic Horse, or they can be enhanced and / or manipulated by mechanical means to create artificial gaits.