Saturday, January 9, 2010

Halter Training Icelandic Horse

From the video poster: "Foal in Germany learning about a halter. It eventually gave up and layed down."

There are different ways to train foals to halter that may be easier on them and avoid this type of strain on their heads, necks, and bodies. Clicker training is a no-stress method of halter training, as well as approach / retreat.

We don't want to give the horse neck problems, rip any muscles, tendons, or ligaments, which may last his lifetime.

Robyn, of Tteam, Ttouch, and The IceFarm, supplies us with a complimentary article of their method of Haltering A Foal:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Neisti, Bitless, Bareback

Riding Neisti, Icelandic Horse, bareback and bitless:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Sweet Spot / Where the Rider Should Sit

How does the rider's placement and position affect the horse and his gaits?

In this picture / video, where is the rider sitting? Is it a symbiotic place for the horse?

What are the positive and / or negative aspects of the placement of the rider on this horse?

Where is the "sweet spot"?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Equitrekking Video

Again the Icelandic Horse is stated to be a horse and not a pony. Untrue. It is a pony, mtDNA'd to other pony breeds. See the Pony Article.

Also in this video, will be seen the usual fighting of the bit.

Something needs to change for these horses! Less contact, no bits, no nosebands, better trained trainers, better riders, more knowledge of horsemanship.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Icelandic Horse Stuck in Ditch

Looks like this Icelandic Horse (Islandpferde) got stuck in a ditch.

Sunday, December 7, 2008