We were again lucky in Iceland to be the only people booked onto this tour. The farm had been recommended by a tourist information centre and was easily the most reasonably priced. We were picked up by our host from our apartment in Reykjavik and driven out to the farm (about an hour and a half). Our host was very friendly and offered us windproof gear and all the equipment we needed. He asked us about our previous experience (I have none and my wife hasn't ridden in 10 years) and picked us out two beautiful horses.
We went on a gentle ride up into the mountain region, nothing too taxing, but not boring roads either, with the farms dog sprinting alongside. Our guide left us be to chat between ourselves, but you never felt unhelped, more un-hindered. Given it was the first time I'd sat on a horse since I was 12 (a fair few years ago now) the guide gave some simple instructions for guiding the horse and getting her to trot. I think the horse took it easy on me, but she trotted when I asked, stopped when i reigned her in and went where I directed.
It was lovely to be kind of on our own for a trek in the beautiful mountains, and our guide let us lead a fair bit of the way and never pressured us to go further than we wanted. We'd initially asked to go for 3-4 hours, but he'd said given our experience, we should only book for two and thank god, because I was aching like crazy at the end of the ride, but I had an awesome time.
When we got back to the farm, I felt I'd had about enough of riding for the day, but was extremely happy, and there was a pot of coffee waiting and biscuits. Was a really lovely time and I'd recommend sohestar over some of the larger more popular horse farms, just because you'll get a much more personal service and enjoy yourself a lot more.
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