Horse World Masters: Young Riders’ Final in T2

charlotte-winOn Friday the Young Riders competed for medals in the test T2 (tölt on loose rein). The five finalists fought a hard battle and at least one medal dream was shattered: Gústaf Ásgeir Hinriksson’s mare Björk frá Enni lost her tölt in the third task (loose rein) and started cantering, so his scores went down.

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Flying Pace – a Class of its Own

startboxenThe second special gait of the Icelandic horse is flying pace. This two beated gait is ridden only for short distances at high speed. True pace horses are a class of their own: they have great temperament and a lot of will to go forward and often show rather unspectacular tölt without much forehand action.

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Gambling and Winning

charlotte-winOn Friday the Young Riders competed for medals in the test T2 (tölt on loose rein). The five finalists fought a hard battle and at least one medal dream was shattered: Gústaf Ásgeir Hinriksson’s mare Björk frá Enni lost her tölt in the third task (loose rein) and started cantering, so his scores went down.

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