Category Archives: Horses

Riding the Long Beaches of Iceland

by Nancy Marie Brown Along the west coast of Iceland, beneath the great glacier Snaefellsjokull, is a magical riding trail uncovered only at low tide. This route, across the Longufjorur or “Long Beaches,” has been in use by horsemen and women since the Saga Age. Before roads were bulldozed through the Eldborg lava fields in […]

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Educate & Rejuvenate, July 2015

The six riders and two auditors on this trip enjoyed one of the best weeks of weather I’ve ever seen in my 30 years of traveling in Iceland. Warm, bright, windless sunny days and clear (sunny) nights, with the glaciers sparkling in the distance to both east and west. We were running out of clean […]

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Safety around horses

Icelandic horses are very friendly and much less dangerous to be around than horses of other breeds, but that doesn’t mean they are harmless. Here are eight important safety tips: 1. When approaching loose horses in a field, make sure they see you. Don’t shout or wave things at them, just talk to them and wait until they see […]

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Horse Trekking in Iceland 101

For several years I’ve been fortunate enough to ride on treks in Iceland every summer. There is nothing more satisfying than getting through a day being so close to nature, riding amazing horses, traveling with friends, and coming back to a home-cooked Icelandic meal. I am privileged to see the most breathtaking scenery I have […]

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Counting Sheep

We had an amazing time last fall on our Sheep Round Up in September. Only 2 days of rain total. We are still going through our helmet-cam footage to share with you. Hours and hours of untouched terrain. Both our horses and guides were absolutely incredible. Fall is certainly a good time to travel to […]

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