Time to tölt on a horseback riding vacation in Reykjavik, Iceland
Time to Tölt on this Horseback Riding Vacation
Now it was time to tölt. I quickly learned that despite the Icelandic horse’s desire to please, coaxing one into a tölt was easier said than done. After several minutes of trotting at a very fast pace, I began to think my chance to experience the tölt was about to pass. Then, I felt my horse’s back round up underneath me, and just like a car switching gears, we had suddenly shifted into the tölt. It was incredible – if it wasn’t for the ground flying by beneath my horse’s hooves, I never would have realized how fast we were going. Though we were speeding along, the gait was completely smooth. I may as well have been riding in an easy chair for how little movement I felt underneath me.
All too soon we arrived back at the farm. Our horseback riding vacation was over. As everyone chatted excitedly, I took a few moments to take pictures of some of the friendly faces waiting in the paddock. Then I said one last goodbye to my horse, thanked him for letting me experience the magical tölt, and then prepared to return to Reykjavik.
If You Go:
Laxnes Horse Farm +354 566 6179
Located off Rd 36, about 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavik, Iceland
Horseback Riding Vacation in Iceland
Katie Hammel writes BootsnAll’s WhyGo Iceland site – a one-stop guide for planning a visit to Iceland, including tips on finding cheap flights to Iceland, accommodation in Iceland and things to do in Iceland.