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.

Ida Thellufsen

Ida has been involved with horses since she was a little girl. Initially she rode ponies and big horses, and she got her first horse at the age of 11. She has been riding Icelandic horses for more than 30 years.
Ida has taught riding in variety of different ways. For several years she was an instructor at a riding school in Denmark.
In connection with her work as a social education worker, she has gained great experience in using horses and riding as therapy. She is a qualified riding instructor for handicapped people and has worked as such for several years. For over a decade Ida has assisted in managing a summer riding camp for people of all ages.

Today, Ida teaches riders how to improve their seat, and the principles of posture, breathing and awareness in horsemanship. The courses are based on the Alexander technique and the principles of Connected Riding.

Ida has 25 years of experience in the Alexander technique: a guide to achieving balance when we walk, stand and sit - everything that helps us to obtain a natural posture and freedom of movement when we are riding. Ida has participated in a number of certified courses in both the US and Canada that focus on the seat and the posture of the rider.

Ida is good rider and she trains and educate Eyjólfur's and hers horses when Eyjolfur is traveling teaching.