Horses of Iceland
Bring you close to nature
Watch our new video: Riding Icelandic horses in Iceland's magnificent Rauðhólar
On the outskirts of Reykjavík lies a place of wonder and rugged beauty – Rauðhólar. A landscape...
Horses of Iceland at the World Championships
We went to the Netherlands for the World Championships for Icelandic Horses. Here's are the hig...
Body weight ratio between horse and rider study at the World Championships
A researcher group at the Department of Equine Science of Hólar University, led by PhD. Guðrú...
The five Gaits
The horses of Iceland are a so-called gaited horse breed. This means that most Icelandic horses have two extra gaits to offer besides walk, trot and canter/gallop. All horse breeds have these three natural gaits and can perform them without training. The extra gaits that set the Icelandic horse apart from other breeds are called tölt and flying pace.