We participated in a horse ride on a cool Saturday morning in the middle of September.
After researching several riding companies on Trip Advisor, I chose Islenski because of the glowing reviews. I made our reservation on line months ahead and everything went smoothly.
We were picked up very promptly right at our hotel in Reykjavik.
Begga & Sven were both VERY friendly. They were knowledgeable and patient with everyone (especially those of us with little riding experience).
We arrived at their barn and Begga sat us all down and gave riding tips & instructions. She is very fun, enthusiastic, and entertaining, all the while being informative.
You can really tell they all love their job & the horses (HORSES, not ponies. Make sure you don’t call them ponies. :)
Helmets, buffs & gloves were supplied for protection. They also had rain pants, jackets and boots in various sizes – which we all pretty much took advantage of once we saw the possibility of rain.
Begga assigned each person a horse based on skill level/experience, we were assisted in mounting up and “test rode” the horse in the small pen before we all rode off. Sven even was very encouraging to me when I had doubts about getting on the horse and being comfortable to ride on my own. And, I did it!
The actual ride was about an hour. We got to experience the Icelandic Horse tolt and Begga took photos & video during the trip – which, she made available to us for download to remember our day.
Overall, this company and adventure exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them. You should have no hesitation to book with this group! We would love to go back and do this again!
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