Icelandic Horse Discussions

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:

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.

A Pain in the Mouth of the Icelandic Horse

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.