Buying your own horse is a particularly exciting experience.
In the process of setting up frá Skoti Stud Farm we have experienced the pitfalls and things you need to look out for when buying a horse. Buying a horse at frá Skoti must above all be a relaxed process, in which we carefully look for a good horse and rider combination.
We are happy to share our knowledge about Icelandic horses and we help the buyer to understand what type of horse would best suit him/her. Even if this means that this is a horse from a fellow breeder.
‘To measure is to know!’ We recommend that you try lots of different horses so that you are able to make a well-considered decision.
All the horses we breed and horses we purchase from Iceland are measured according to the same critical standard so each type of rider can find a suitable horse.
Every horse that leaves frá Skoti Stud Farm’s premises has been thoroughly trained. This means that we first start with ground work and light dressage schooling in hand. Next the young horses are taken on as led horses and at a later stage they are ridden outside. Finally the gaits are further confirmed and the horses learn the correct way to easily change between the different gaits.
Our densely populated country means that a horse must also be good in traffic and all horses must thus have ‘seen’ as much as possible before they go to their new owner.
All horses are trained fairly and at a pace which they set themselves. This way the horses stay fresh and enjoy the work.
We make sure that imported horses are trained in the same fair way.
In recent years we have developed a good relationship with fellow breeders in Iceland and we visit them several times a year to find out exactly which horses they can offer their customers.