Some Proper Teaching

The sheep have many strings to their bows, one of course being  their extensive Icelandic horse training skills which have been honed over the years from watching our horses.

Or it could be that they are sheep have snuck in to eat the dropped hay left from when the bales were moved from the back of the van to the stable?

Daisy and Efstur were also using the school.

I had popped in to say I was off to see the Minions, but Daisy asked me to stay and just take some quick films of Efstur in tölt so she could see his progress afterwards on screen. A useful training tool.

Meanwhile there were also sheep everywhere which Efstur did his very best to avoid or ignore but to meet Lambie as he went around the corner can be a bit of a surprise for everyone.

Lambie of course was on great form.

While Maggie preferred to stay outside today.

Training was intense and everyone worked hard.  The sheep know their stuff and put Efstur and Daisy through the paces.  No slackers here!

Job done and we all went home.  Daisy and Efstur better for the expert knowledge of sheep.


3 thoughts on “Some Proper Teaching

  1. Kris

    Always wondered why Icelandic horses could tölt and not others.
    Read online at REYKJAVÍK GRAPEVINE that: “The reason the Icelandic horse can tölt and pace is that there was a DMRT3 gene mutation. This gene is responsible for synchronising the left and right sides of the horse’s body, and this change means that the legs can move in new patterns, and also that the horse can run faster without breaking into gallop.”

    Fascinating. I’ve ridden a pacer but never tölt. Appears to be quite smooth.

  2. Sam

    I see the neighbors are having a meet up. Rather cheeky of them to invite themselves in, but free food was for the taking. Less for you to clean up.


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