Intermediate to Strong riders
- Jun 19 - Jun 22 2017
Tour operatorBjarni Páll and Elsa
A perfect event to learn to master the riding of the Icelandic horse.
Our tours are a great way for you to hone your riding skills. On a typical tour you will ride many different horses, all with their own strengths and weaknesses. Soon you will be able to quickly read the horse and ride it in a way that is enjoyable for both the horse and the rider. It is a great experience to be in total connection with your horse while riding through the pristine landscape of the Icelandic mountains and feeling that the horse is improving every time you ride it is total blizz.
But we decided to offer something that takes this one step further. Our intense 4 day workshop will be led by two experienced riding instructors. The workshop will focus on riding the 5 gaits of the Icelandic horse correctly, dealing with gait anomalities like pacey tölt, uneven tölt. We go through exercises to deal with misstrength, stiffness and tension and work on how to establish a cooperative and trusting relationship between the rider and the horse.
You will be assigned 2 horses to work with. Each day the participants will get a private training session where any issues that the horse or rider and having will be dealth with in detail. We end the day with a 2 hour trail ride where we reinforce our progress with the horses.
Three course meal and good time at night!
Day by day
We start the day with a healthy breakfast and a relaxed chat with the trainers about riding in general and the progress to date. Then we head out for the private lessons. You will get a private lesson that is tailored to your specific needs and interests.
We advice you to watch closely the training sessions of the other participants as that is also quite an effective way to learn something new.
After the sessions we will go for a trail ride to enjoy the horse and the excellent trails around Saltvík farm in north Iceland where the Workshop is being held.
At night we will continue our discussions about riding in general and spend one evening whatcing video´s and explain and discuss how horses are graded in competitions.
On the last day of the workshop we will have a fun competition where we will try out our horses and get scores from the trainers. After the first round you will get a review of your performance and tips on how to ride in the next round.
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