Saturday, February 28, 2009

Riding with Mind Connection

There are many ways to ride a horse. With Icelandic Horses, we see a lot of riding by way of equipment. How did such unnatural methods come to be mainstream with such a natural horse?

Let's see if we can get our Icelandic Horses back to natural riding such as shown in this video.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ground Driving Charm, Icelandic Horse

Charm went out on the road, ground driving; lots of challenges such as the cars driving by, tempting green grass, dogs charging the fence, pasture mates calling when she left, driving one handed with the camera in the other hand, pastures mates running when she came back. She was calm, and only did a slightly faster walk on the way home.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Raising the Level of Horsemanship with Icelandic Horses

We are raising the level of horsemanship with Icelandic Horses by aspiring to ride "in concert" with the horse, as seen in the video above with horses of other breeds.

Young riders develop great riding skills and have super communication with their bridleless horses. Producing horses who love two-way communication, who enjoy willingly responding to light requests is rewarding!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fun Natural Horsemanship with Icelandic Horse

This young gal is having some fun doing natural horsemanship with her Icelandic Horse.