horses were first used as riding horses in Scotland in 1950's but it
is only in the last few years that they have become known as
versatile and spirited riding horses to fit into a busy lifestyle.
They are easy to manage and sensitive and light to ride. They
are strong for their size (13hh-15hh) and have great stamina.
They give you their hearts and ask in return to be kept in an
environment as similar to their origins as possible.
We realise that if we
want to promote and share this unique gaited horse, we must
introduce new enthusiasts to the breed. If the home is
right and we feel the horse (and the new owner) will benefit from a
sale, then this can be arranged. It is our aim to make
sure that the partnership of horse and owner is a happy one right
from the beginning and we are always available to provide after
sales advice and assistance.
to see details of some of the horses we currently have
Youngsters here are properly reared in large groups with
plenty of space to develop muscle and bone. Human interference is
minimal and they learn social
disciplines from their friends as they play together in a very natural environment
in the Pentland Hills.
When training starts at four and a half
years old, and more seriously at five years, they are keen,
interested and love to learn. They are trained in a friendly but
firm and calm way and become loyal and contented riding horses,
responsive to very light aids and ready for whatever life will throw
at them. Once they are properly balanced with rider on board, the
gaits are trained using both the indoor arena and the natural
terrain to achieve the best.
AFTER SALES SERVICE
We passionately care about where and to
whom our horses go. We want only the very best for them when they
move on to a new home, so we are happy to make ourselves available
should you need help or advice afterwards, for as long as it takes.
If you buy a horse, we want it to work
for both of you so we suggest you come and stay locally and ride
with us for a day or two. We are very happy to give gaited lessons
and to make sure the partnership is right from the beginning.
It may be your wish to keep the horse at
Windy Gowl permanently or you may wish to benefit from our help for
a few weeks / months and develop a good relationship with your new
horse. We are always very happy to help at any time.
Sire: Markus frá Langholtsparti
Dam: Hreyfing frá Lönguhlíð
It is with great
sadness I announce that Ísak died in a freak accident on 28th April
2012 aged only 8 years old. However, we still have his offspring, so
the following information may be of interest.
Ísak frá Efri-Brúnavöllum I is our
current stallion and we are thrilled with him. His father
Markus frá Langholtsparti is one of Iceland's top stallions,
receiving 1st prize for offspring in the 2006 Landsmot and his fame
goes before him. Ísak's mother Hreyfing is a very special mare
who did very well at the 2002 Landsmot despite having had hardly any
is now well into his
training and is proving a fantastic horse to ride. His character is
second to none and he is fast learning and extremely keen. His
gaits are developing with great power and height and he just loves
to work. He is siring
consistently good foals with clear gaits and wonderful easy
you are interested in buying an Icelandic horse, please contact us
to discuss your wishes and requirements, so we can advise on the
horses we have available.
here to see details of some of the horses we have currently