Riding at the speed of tölt

It took some time, but I finally managed to finish making the video from the lesson/instruction we had for Stian Pedersen. We are still not very stable at the tölt, but I do believe we are moving in the right direction!

As I informed in my last blog about this lesson, we had a lot of fun and we learned a great deal about how to improve and what to work on. I am also planning on entering me and Baldur at a competition in the start of October, so I am really excited about that! I will be entering us in the V2(four gaits) and T3(tölt) classes, so hopefully we will be able to show some progress from now to then!

I also just invested in buying a new camera, the GoPro Hero 5 Session. I have been drooling over the GoPro’s since forever, and now it was time to grab the bull by it’s horns and buy the thing once and for all. I am currently just waiting for a memory card, and after that, we are all set to get some videos going! I don’t have many ideas yet, so if you have any ideas or requests for what kinds of videos I can publish using the GoPro, I will be forever grateful!

And as a little update on the Geysir Gold Plus, we still love it! I keeps growing on me more and more. I can absolutely recommend this saddle, gaited rider or not, this saddle is GOLD.

But enough chatter, here is the video!

8 thoughts on “Riding at the speed of tölt

  1. Baldur has such a great trot! It must be such an incredible feeling to ride the tolt. Is it similar to how other haired horses rack and the faster he better, so lib as the gait remains correct? I’d love to learn more about it.
    And wow that scenery is seriously incredible.

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    • Thank you! His trot is very pretty, but it is horrible to sit it! It is very similar to the racking and other gaited horses, but not so much focus on speen in the tölt anymore! It is more focus on harmony, frame and how activated the horse is!

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  2. I love the tolt. It was the reason I sought out an Icelandic Horse farm in Vermont this past spring. I had never done it before so did break once or twice, but with impulsion it was amazing! Very smooth and incredibly different from riding my high-withered thoroughbred.

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