I took a mare that I am training, Glóð from Litla-Hof (M: Ósk from Bitra, F: Örn from Efri-Gegnishólar) to a frozen lake just a 10 minutes drive from here. It was getting dark and I was alone so I didn´t get very good photos but I will take her there again and have someone with me to get better photos. But here are just a few photos 🙂
It is a pretty nice job training horses when the weather is like this here in Svínafell 🙂
Great day today. Good weather and some people coming for horseback riding. These French girls came with me and Sandra on a nice riding tour. They have often ridden horses before but never out in the fields like that. They were very happy with the tour! 🙂
The riding pen is finally ready! Here are some photos from last days. And what a beautiful sunset in Svínafell tonight 🙂
My goddaughter Guðbjörg Dalía (1 year old daughter of my brother Björgvin) is already starting training of 2 weeks old Röskur…
Today the last foal this year was borned. That was a male horse (all five foals this year are male!), son of Góa from Þjóðólfshagi and Dynjandi from Þjóðólfshagi 1.
This morning I and my sister´s daughter Sandra (a valuable member of the Glacier Horses company! ) went to visit the foals and get to know them better. I always try to approach the foals sometime during the first days of their lives. I think it is important to teach them early in their lives that I am the good guy! 🙂
This black foal was born this morning =) He is a son of our favourite mare, Fluga from Litla-Hof and Arion from Eystra-Fróðholt. Arion is one of the most popular and highest judged stallions in Iceland with 9.25 for riding abilities, 8.39 for conformation and 8.91 total! My brother owns Fluga and this foal and we expect this to be a good one! =D
This dude is only 5 days old and growing fast. Think he will be quite big and beautiful 🙂 I have given him the name Röskur, which means something like energetic or someone who moves lively and with a lot of energy… Hope that the name will suit him =D
Today was the first day of putting up the riding pen. The task of the day and the next days is to get the ground ready under the pen. And for that job no one is better than my uncle Lalli and my friend Benni who live just 3 km away! =) It is good not to need to go far for help =)
And the horses seem to be enjoying the nice weather today!