Icelandic Horses, help!?

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    07-03-2009, 04:43 AM
Icelandic Horses, help!?

Simply from reading up on the breed and looking at pictures/video, I'm more or less completely in love. I haven't, however, seen any at all in my area (British Columbia) and then all of a sudden there is a mare advertised for sale near where I am. Unregistered, they are asking around $3000 and I'm wondering if it's worth it or if it's even what it seems... how wide spread is the breed, and how easily are they mistook for other breeds?
The easiest way to know if I'm getting what is advertised is the simple fact that apparently she 'loves to tolt'... but I have no idea how one would ask for that let alone ride it out.
Another question, do they typically make good jumpers? As she is advertised as such...
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    07-03-2009, 11:45 AM
Green Broke
I have a little experiance with the breed from taking care of three of them a few years ago. Around $4000 seems to be the average price for an Icelantic, show horses go for around $10,000, but the ones I found were all registered, so I would think with any horse not being registered would bring the price down.
The tolt is very easy to sit, it kinda flings you side to side if that makes sense but once you get into the grove I found it easy.
As for jumping, I never jumped the ones that I rode and took care of, but like any horse I don't see why not it would just depend on their ability.
    07-03-2009, 11:47 AM
Green Broke
Oh and pictures might help in seeing if she's a purebred, a mix, or something else, though if she loves to tolt she is probably at least half, I don't know how many crosses it takes to breed the gait out of them.
    07-03-2009, 12:02 PM
pics would be good :)
The tölt is really easy to sit to. *I LOVE it!*
    07-03-2009, 03:30 PM
Does it affect the other gaits at all?
I just emailed her last night... well after she was probably in bed, but the next think I'll ask for is better pictures and possibly even video would be better. ^^
    07-03-2009, 04:10 PM
It didn't affect the ones I rode
The trot might be a little affected...but I don't know xD

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