Welcome to Toltmaster – Icelandic horsemanship at its best

We at Toltmaster dedicate ourselves to the art of Icelandic horsemanship, horse training and strengthening the relationship between equestrians and their Icelandic horse. Teaching through mutual respect, communication and trust within the horse, and based on Icelandic traditions of gaited riding, we ensure the best possible education for you and your horse.

Three great educational films about training of the Icelandic Horse by Master Trainer Eyjólfur Ísólfsson

On Horseback:
A Few Basics

In this film Eyjólfur teaches us a few basics regarding the training of the Icelandic horse, and horsemanship. The techniques taught are of immediate, positive and constructive benefit. The teaching is focused and methodical.

The film is divided into seven chapters:

1. The connection between man and horse.
2. Move forward and stop.
3. Reward.
4. Coordination of the aids.
5. About bits.
6. Leg yielding.
7. From walk to flying pace.
The DVD is available in five languages: Icelandic, English, Danish, Swedish and German.

On Horseback 2:
Outline and Balance

In this film Eyjólfur continues his teaching from where he left off in his last film. Outline and balance are shown in connection with basic body structure of the horse. The main principles of how to develop better movements are explained.

The film is divided into seven chapters:
1. The horse.
2. Longeing.
3. Left seat, right seat and yielding to the rein.
4. Circles and serpentines.
5. Tolt training in hand.
6. Outline.
7. Shoulder in.
The DVD is available in five languages: Icelandic, Danish, Swedish, English and German.

On Horseback 3:
Communication between Man and Horse

In this third film in the series, Eyjólfur continues to instruct us about training the Icelandic Horse and highlighting the qualities of good horsemanship. Paramount in all of this is the welfare of the horse.

The film is comprised of seven chapters that in a clear and structured way show how best to develop communication between man and horse:
1. Passenger exercises.
2. Backing up.
3. Body language and seat control.
4. The rider.
5. Canter.
6. The oval track.
7. New competition.
The DVD is available in two languages: Icelandic and English.
Producer is Sveinn M. Sveinsson.

The chapters from the DVD's are also available online. Click here.