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Kjolur - Iceland
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Kjölur - North to South

5 star rating   21 August 2018

Much of the riding was at the tolt, which takes some getting use to. We changed horses at least once a day, so we had the chance to experience how different these Icelandic horses are to ride. Towards the end of the holiday we had all mastered this pace and developed a new riding style. These horses are incredibly sure footed, you could never tackle such terrain on any other breed, and so we were able to ride in some incredible places. After just one day of settling in to the pace, we rode with the herd. That has to be one of the best riding experiences you can have, and these little horses feel so safe that you can really relax an enjoy being part of a fast moving herd ranging over a completely open wild landscape - Brilliant!


Kjolur - Iceland
Experience Level

Kjölur - North to South

5 star rating   13 August 2018

During the course of the 6 day ride, I rode 10 different horses ,the majority of which were amazing. There were a few horses which were more difficult to ride particularly if you had not ridden Icelandic horses previously. I personally would of preferred for the pace to be slower at times ie some walking as the majority of the time we were going at a very fast pace and I would of liked more time to absorb the dramatic scenery particularly as we were not in a hurry to get anywhere. Most days we did not start riding until about 11am. The day across the lava field was an exception to this and I loved it.
We only walked if the ground was too rocky to trot. The horses were very fit and in good condition.
My experience as an endurance rider was of great assistance.
I was selected to ride with the herd at the front on one occasion which was a fantastic experience and it was a real privilege to watch Gustav and his team at work. I would have no hesitation in recommending this ride as it was a unique experience.


Kjolur - Iceland
Experience Level

Kjölur - North to South

5 star rating   24 August 2017

It was absolutely great. Icelandic horses are very different due to their paces. I didn't have any previous experience in tolt and it took me some time to understand how to get into it - we didn't really have any advice for this - but it makes the trip very comfortable. The horses were lovely and they had horses for all abilities. The landscapes are absolutely breathtaking, and travelling with the whole herd of horses is just amazing.


Kjolur - Iceland
Experience Level

Kjölur - North to South

5 star rating   11 July 2017

The horses were excellent, my only comment would be that it would have been helpful to have been given some advice about the tolt and how to aid the horse to tolt at the start of the ride.


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