Learning to Ride an Icelandic Horse on a Black-Sand Beach

Did you know that the Icelandic horse can achieve five gaits while most horses only have three or four? Thanks to Iceland's stringent import/export policies, the Icelandic horse can walk, tölt, trot, pace and canter/gallop. 

In this websiode, I get the thrill of riding an Icelandic horse on a black-sand beach, learning how to tölt for the first time and watching an expert rider attempt the flying pace on a championship Icelandic horse.

I learned to ride my Icelandic horse, Jökull, with Viking Horses, who offers everything from small group tours in lava fields to lavish private tours that can include a helicopter ride over Bardarbunga Volcano. To book a tour or learn more about the Icelandic horse, visit www.vikinghorses.is

Like what you see? Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more of our adventures in Iceland and leave a comment below. #JJiceland