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Too Much Contact Overbending Icelandic Horse

January 3, 2009

 
 
 
Something is obviously wrong here.  
 
Why is the Icelandic Horse overbent, behind the vertical?
 
The Icelandic Horse has a very thick throat latch area and it is not easy for him to have his head in this position.
 
This position can be compressing his glands, giving him extreme pain, as well as compressing his airway and esophagus, making it harder to breathe and swallow.
 
Is this punishment for the Icelandic Horse?
 
Or does someone think this is a good thing to do?
 
 
 
 

Tags: cheval islandais, icelandic horse, ijslandpaard, islandhast, islandpferd


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Natural Gait

December 2, 2008

Progressively more mechanical aids are being used on Icelandic Horses to manipulate gait. Please allow them to gait naturally.
 

Progressively more mechanical aids are being used on Icelandi... on TwitPic

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Naturally Gaited Icelandic Horses

November 16, 2008

We are very much in favor of breeding naturally gaited Icelandic Horses and riding them with natural horsemanship.  This is in keeping with their natural heritage.  The weights of the shoes, boots, the tight saddles, big bits, are in the way of natural gaits.

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IceHorses Discussion List

November 2, 2008

Icelandic Horse News Feed

November 2, 2008

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Breed Boots Out of the Breed

November 2, 2008


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Gaited of Gaited Horses

November 2, 2008

Tags: gaited horse, gaits


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Icelandic Horse Connection

November 2, 2008


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Riding at the River

November 2, 2008

 
Icelandic Horse mare, Cookie

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November 2, 2008