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.


"I sadlen" - "Á Hestbaki"

– by Eyjólfur Ísólfsson 

The book is about the education of the Icelandic Horse and the gaits.

The book was published in Icelandic in 1980 and in Danish in 1983.

The book was very popular and has sold out and has been unavailable for quite some time.

We recommend the following books:

Classical Dressage by Anja Beran.
Classical Schooling by Anja Beran.
Dressage Naturally by Karen Rohlf.
Real Riding by Perry Wood.
Straightening the crooked horse by Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich and Klaus Schoneich.
Academic Art of Riding by Bent Branderup
Understanding the Ancient Secrets of the Horse’s Mind by Robert M. Miller.
How Horses Feel and Think by Marlitt Wendt.
Evidence-based Horsemanship by Stephen Peters and Martin Black.
Suffering in silence by Jochen Schleese.
The Ultimate Level of Horsemanship by Al Dunning.
A search for Collection by Paul Belasik

Books about Natural Horsemanship:

Horsemanship by Pat Parelli
Think Harmony with Horses by Ray Hunt.
Cowboy Logic by Ray Hunt.
True Unity by Tom Dorrance.
The Jeffery Method of Horse Handling by Maurice Wright.
Philosophy by Clinton Andersson.
Down under horsemanship by Clinton Andersson.
Lessons Well Learned by Clinton Anderson.
From My Hands to Yours by Monty Roberts.

Books about and by Nuno Oliveira:

30 years with Master Nuno Oliveira by Michel Henriquet.
The Legacy of Master Nuno Oliveira by Stephanie Grant Millham.
The Wisdom of Master Nuno Oliveira by Antoine de Coux.
Reflections on Equestrian Art by Nuno Oliveira.

Books about German style dressage:

Balancing Act by Gerd Heuschmann
Tug of War by Gerd Heuschmann
The Gymnasium of the Horse by Gustav Steinbrecht.
Dressage in Harmony by Walter Zettl.
The Circle of Trust by Walter Zettl.
The Ethics and Passions of Dressage by Charles De Kunffy.
Elements of Dressage by Kurd Albrecht von Ziegner.
Basic Training of the Young Horse by Reiner Klimke.
Schooling Exercises in hand by Oliver Hilberger.

Books about French style dressage:

Dressage in the French Tradition by Dom Diogo de Braganca
The Art of Riding by Philippe Karl.
The Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage by Philippe Karl.
Horse Training by E.Beudant.
The Education of Horse and Rider by Jean Froissard.
Falling for Fallacies by Jean Claude Racinet.
Another Horsemanship by Jean-Claude Racinet
Academic Equitation by General Decarpentry

Books about gaited horses:

How to supple Gaited Horses by Andrea Janisch and Kaja Stuhrenberg.
Training the Gaited Horse by Gary Lane.
The gaited Horse Bible by Brenda Imus.
Freedom to Gait by Anita Howe.
Easy-Gaited Horses by Lee Ziegler.
Harmony by Benni Lindal.

Books about the Rider:

Pressure Proof your Riding by Daniel Stewart
Ride Right by Daniel Stewart.
Riding from the Inside Out by Lisa Champion.
Simplify Your Riding by Wendy Murdoch.
Better Rider, Better Ride by Linda M. Schultz.
Centered Riding 1 and 2 by Sally Swift.