We think it is very important when training a horse, to find out about the individual needs of each horse. You have to, for example, look at the horse's conformation and physical state of health and fitness, to understand how to train the horse. A good trainer understands how to help each horse to develop as a better riding horse. Even more important is to understand the horse's behavior and natural instinct. Because the horse is a prey animal, we think that in training it is important to give the horse the chance to choose in every situation. We want the horse to choose to be with us and to choose to work with us. That is the only way to get a proud and a happy horse and to have a good relationship with your horse.
Heiðrún Ósk og Pétur Örn have both gratuated from Hólar University Collage as trainers for young horses, advanced trainers and riding instructors. They are both members of the Icelandic Trainers Association FT. They are also experienced in riding horses in competitions and breeding shows. They train all kinds of horses, all from starting up a young horse to the most advanced training. You can read more about them here.
At Saurbær we have very good facilities to train horses. We train the horses mostly outside in the nature, and we have many different riding tracks on different grounds at Saurbær. We have also a small indoor riding arena, wich is ideal for starting young horses and dressage training. There is a big competition arena; Vindheimamelar (Landsmót Arena) just few minutes away, where there is a oval track and a pace track.
Here are som photos of the facilities at Saurbær: