"Whatever you wanna do with Icelandic horse, they will help you to make it happen."
Thank you for sharing Emmi.
My story why I ended up with Icelandic horses.
I have started in "normal" horse riding school where I stayed for sometime. After a while we found this Icelandic horse stable where we went for summer camp with my sister. It was fun and we went there almost every year for almost five years in a row. Somewhere between those summers we got asked to ride this old Icelandic horse. That is when my love for Icelandic horses really started. Her (the horses) owner's taught me how to ride different gaits and till this day, she is the one who has taught and maybe will teach me the most. Besides riding she has taught me how to always have fun, whatever you do.
"Build trust and connection between you and the Icelandic horse you are riding and he would carry you to the moon and back"
Icelandic horses aren't just for hacking as many people think. You can do lots of different things with them. They are easy and willing to learn. Build trust and connection between you and the Icelandic horse you are riding and he/she would carry you to the moon and back (which they also kind of will). When I rode in riding school I had my moments and the lessons were nice but with Icelandic horses I was able to laugh with them, I became proud of that I am a horse rider. I became able to enjoy every single moment with them. And that is how it should be, right?
With Icelandic horse, you can do whatever you come up with. If you feel like riding dressage or jumping over some poles, you can do it (just remember to keep your horse educated for it!). On those bad days when you don't feel like riding at all you can go for easy ride or just sit with them and trust me, the horse will you make you feel easier again. They will make you forget your worries for a while or they can share your worry. Those days when you think you just want to take long gallop, you don't have to ask them twice.
Whatever you wanna do with Icelandic horse, they will help you to make it happen.
PS thank you as well Eliisa Mönkäre and Erja Tuunainen