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  • Do icelandic horses need rugs

 
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    04-05-2007, 08:53 AM
  #21
Foal
Yes of course you can cut their hair. It all depens upon the country you live in. If the winter times is quite hot, they don't need that much hair, but if it is cold, they need it, or some kind of clothes (what do you call it in English?) So if you want to ride quite hard, so your horse will be sweat, they can be really sick if they have lots of hair, so then I would cut it down. :)

Another thing, if you live in a warm country they don't produce that much hair - they are getting it after the climate, very often.
     
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    04-07-2007, 09:41 AM
  #22
Foal
Ooo ok then.that makes sence.well the weather in england is a bit weird.it can go from a really hot sunny day(like today)to a really cold day.
So if I clipped my pony I could put a rug on them(a rug is what we put on the horses to keep them warm).
Now for my firsdt icelandic what age should I go for.because I know they mature more slower then other breeds.so what age do you think I should have for a sensible,knows all the basics,can teach me things?
Xxx
     
    04-08-2007, 12:06 PM
  #23
Foal
It all depends on what you can, and if you want to learn to tolt. All icelandic horses have tolt in their nature, so that won't be a problem, but you should know how to recognize the tolt, but that's not a problem either. You will do just fine, but age... hmm.. They are not totally grown up before they reach the five, six age, some horses even more, so keep that in mind if you buy one. But eight, nine, ten or more would be fine. :)[/img]
     
    04-11-2007, 05:14 PM
  #24
Foal
Lol ok that sounds good..o by the way.when I went cross country on monday there was this girl with a little icelandic mare..it looked really good.first time I seen one face to face!!
It was amazing at XC...so is there anythink else I need to know abouth them then?
Xxx
     
    04-12-2007, 12:51 AM
  #25
Foal
No not really. They are quite similar to all other horses. But one thing, often, if you buy a horse from Iceland, you really should use lots of time to build up its muscels. In Iceland they ride them in as fast as possible, so they usually don't have that much of the muscels when they come... :)
     
    04-14-2007, 11:54 AM
  #26
Foal
Lol..when you say they ride them in fast what do you mean?do you mean they break them in quickly or when they come in from being out at wild they quickly bring them in and sell them on???
Xxx
     
    04-15-2007, 08:37 AM
  #27
Foal
Haha... I mean break them in... :) They don't usually use more than two, three months, and that's it
     
    04-15-2007, 04:12 PM
  #28
Foal
Ooooooo I get you now..heheh soz lol.o ok I get it.so why do they break them in quickly..just so they can get rid of them quicker of the land???
Xxxx
     
    04-16-2007, 09:34 AM
  #29
Foal
I don't really know why.... but I think the tradition works like that. Not all icelandic horses are breaking in that fast of course.... but nearly all of them... :)
     
    04-16-2007, 04:43 PM
  #30
Yearling
You guys might find PMing each other more convenient. It eliminates cross talk and makes things easier.
     

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