That mane. That tölt! Ride along with an Icelandic horse, and learn more about the breed in this helpful video.
I’ve never met a thin-maned Icelandic horse. Truthfully, I’ve only met a handful of Icelandics, or Ices (pronounced “icees” by their loving owners), but all of them have been blessed with a thick crop of hair likely born of their ancestral roots on the island of Iceland where a good coat is a necessity. Every Iceland I’ve seen, in photos or videos, has a luxurious thick mane… and seeing that mane flop back and forth during a tölt seems to be a rite of passage for Ice riders.
If you don’t have access to a charming little Icelandic horse to take for a spin yourself, we’ve found the next best thing: this video, featuring several helmet cam shots plus a good explanation of the Icelandic’s history and facts about the breed.
Discover the Icelandic Horse and see all Five Gaits in this video about the breed!Filmed in Iceland and Colorado.
Posted by Discoverthehorse on Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Ice, ice baby — riding a good Icelandic horse, in my limited experience, is truly a bucket-list item that I hope all readers have the opportunity to try.