Have you ever seen an Icelandic horse in a water treadmill or on a vibrating floor? If not - then you get the chance when visiting the farm:
Varmaland is located at the western side of Skagafjörður approximately midway between Varmahlíð and Sauðárkrókur, namely in Sæmundarhlíð. At Varmaland Birna Sigurbjörnsdóttir and Sigurgeir Þorsteinsson live with their children Hannes, Jón Helgi and Sonja.
“We have lived here for 18 years now. We are running a training station for horses with Aqua Icelander water training and a drying box with vibrating floor. We also breed horses and get 6-7 foals a year. We are aiming to breed horses with high and good movements, beautiful frontlines, good temperament. And we focus on five gaited horses with good tölt. This year we used Sægrím from Bergi , Dofra from Sauðárkróki, Erró from Ási 2 , Spuna from Vesturkoti and Jarl from Árbæjarhjáleigu - so we are really looking forward to next summer.
Our breeding mares are from Varmaland and Miðsitja and they have Gustur from Sauðárkrókur in their genus. When we choose a stallion for our mares we are looking at the genus and of course the temperament. Beside that we like to use five gaited horses in our breeding.
When you come to Varmaland we will show you some of our foals, young horses and trained horses after some most popular stallions in Iceland. In the stable right now are promising mares out of Eldur from Torfunesi, Suðri from Enni, Sjóður from Kirkjubæ, Trymbill from Stóra Ási, Glitnir from Eikarbrekku, and Narri from Vestri Leirárgörðum. This summer we got six foals - four mares and two stallions. They are after Gangster from Árgerði, Viti from Kagaðahóli, Spuni from Vesturkoti, and Grunur from Oddhól.
We will also show you our water trainer and afterwards the horse will go to the draining box which is very recent - and we also have a surprise for you!
We are looking forward to welcome the Horse Expo guests to Varmaland!”