The gathering together of sheep on horseback is an Icelandic convention with roots back in the past when fields and fields close to the ranches were valuable to such an extent that they must be kept for the feed collect. In this manner the stock was headed to the mountains throughout the late spring.
On this extraordinary visit we join the ranchers in South Iceland when they accumulate a huge number of sheep from the mountains. Riding the intense, sure footed thoroughbred Icelandic pony we start our adventure in the horse riding iceland inside of Iceland and pursue the sheep right back to the ranch lands. This experience has been advantaged to ranchers and their companions as of not long ago. Just because this year others will be able to tag along and experience this energizing occasion which is restricted to a limit of eight.
We accumulate sheep in Landmannafréttur, the brushing region near popular Landmannalaugar. Yellow, rosy and greenish rhyolite mountains give this region a mysterious touch. Mt. Hekla is transcending around there and we assemble sheep operating at a profit sand and remains which have been sent into the sky by this extraordinary well of lava consistently. Kristinn Guðnason is the “Lord of the Mountains” and responsible for men and mammoth. He, his kindred ranchers and their predecessors have been gathering sheep around there for quite a long time and realize everything to think about this old convention. Gain from them how to deal with the group, drive sheep down slope sides, crosswise over streams and out of protected valleys to their resting place for the evening, just to go out again the following day to accumulate more. Appreciate the singing around evening time in the lodges when the ranchers praise a fruitful day in the mountains. One can not get any nearer to the central core of the genuine Icelanders – the ranchers.
All members join a yearly convention and not a modified riding visit. Thusly, a receptive outlook, great physical wellbeing and the capacity to work connected at the hip with others is required. Hope to be treated as one of the group, required to satisfy your obligation consistently and appreciate the fellowship of every one of those taking an interest in this extraordinary experience of the fall.
Icelandic ponies are an absolute necessity see when making a trip to Iceland. They are little, tough, and the main type of steed in the nation. They were brought to Iceland by the Vikings somewhere in the range of 874 and 930, and are probably the most established pony on the planet. Initially, Icelandic ponies were utilized to furrow fields and convey nourishment and other load for the principal pilgrims. For a considerable length of time they lived and worked in brutal conditions, suffering cataclysmic events and volcanic emissions. Through regular choice, Icelandic steeds advanced into incredible animals that could withstand any deterrent nature tossed at them.