Siamber Wen Icelandics

The Home of Tim and Janice Hutchinson,

Image by Herdis Reynirsdottir

Lois  Sold

Eva with Svipur

Mathilde with Röðadís

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Our policy is to try to match riders to horses and we will not knowingly sell anyone an unsuitable horse.  To that end we encourage would-be purchasers to spend time here trying horses before they buy.  We can organize individual courses to cover riding as well as management of Icelandic horses so that new owners can be as well informed as possible before taking their new horse home.

Due to insurance problems we do not allow horses to go on loan prior to purchase however we aim to give new owners as much support as possible in settling their new horse into their home or in the future training of the horse.  We offer a full training and backup service for horses and riders. 

This page contains a selection of the horses that are currently available.  All of the homebred horses have been correctly wormed and fed since birth and we can provide details of the worming regime for each horse, giving you confidence that the horse you buy should not die early due to incorrect or incomplete worming during the early years.

We back the horses at four and give them a basic training in stop, start and steer.  This includes training the horses to respond correctly to a bit in their mouths.  As with many other trainers we initially train the horses to respond to a headcollar or halter when they are first ridden.  However we then progress to riding with a bit in their mouths.  We do not believe that the horse's education as a riding horse is complete until their mouths have been trained to respond confidently to light pressure from a snaffle bit.

The horses are trained and developed using the principles of classical training, including Equine Learning Theory and the principles of Classical and Operant Conditioning.  This means that particular attention is paid to the development of their topline and carrying abilities, while also ensuring that the horses truly understand and develop the expected response to the rider’s cues - or aids.  This takes time and we are committed to taking the time to ensure that each horse is not forced into false outline but helped to build up its musculature and balance in the correct way.  It takes two years to produce a well-mannered and confident riding horse with a good basic training.  After that, any specialist training may begin.

In the interest of both the horse and rider, we will only sell horses under 5 years to experienced owners who have had prior experience of bringing on young horses.  If you are interested in younger horses please phone to discuss what might suit you.

Prices from £1000.

Horses for Sale

Updated November 2016

Already sold:  Grettir frá Lækjamot is the sire of Fylkir, Janke, Lyskra and Farsaell.  Grettir is now in Germany but we are currently working with his offspring and they are proving to be very rewarding.

Roka sold

Unbacked and young horses for sale

We have a selection of younger horses that can be made available to experienced homes.  Please phone 015396 24000 for further details.

We also have a few older horses who are looking for permanent, loving homes with light but regular work.  If you think you can offer such a home to an older horse please ring for a chat.  

Farsaell from Siamber Wen 2009

Sire: Grettir frá Lækjamot

Dam: Mona frá Sandholaferju

Farsaell on the left, is a beautiful piebald gelding.  He has remarkably good and big joints showing real strength in his limbs.  He is a very  biddable chap and was very easy to back.  He shows signs of having lovely gaits with exciting tolt., easy trot and impressive canter.  Not the bravest horse he needs a confident rider to show him the world.

Raena sold

Svipur sold

Freki sold

Miska sold

Bassi Sold

Roðadís Sold

Janka Sold

Saela Sold

Galsi from Meadowhead

Galsi is a son of Grettir and we used him to produce 2 offspring.  These two horses are now 6 years old and have completed their basic training with us.

Galsi belongs to a friend and is not for sale but his offspring are below

Svali Sold

Fylkir Siamber Wen 2008

Sire: Grettir frá Lækjamot

Dam: Mona frá Sandholaferju

Fylkir is a really fun character with four good, clear gaits and a forward thinking attitude without being a runaway.  He is powerful and strong through his back, giving a comfortable and effortless ride.  Fylkir is doing well in the dressage arena and has achieved 70% in a Prelim.  He is now moving up to Novice tests.

Gelmir Siamber Wen 2011

Sire:  Galsi

Dam: Lif f Halakoti

Gelmir is a piebald gelding with very little white on his body.  He is clever and sensitive but calm so he is picking things up very quickly.   He is likely to be easy to ride in the gaits.  He was very easy to shoe and shows no fear of traffic as we had some extremely large earth moving machines around when he first started his in hand work. He has ben ridden out along the lanes and also round the track in walk, trot and canter.  He certainly looks as though he will be a reliable trail horse with a positive and inquisitive outlook.

Maekja Siamber Wen 2011

Sire:  Galsi

Dam:  Mona f Sandholaferju

Maekja is a black mare with no white markings.  She is feisty and opinionated but is obedient in spite of herself.  She has very long and strong trot and lovely ground-covering walk.  Her canter is comfortable and correct and her tolt is developig well. She is riding out on her own as well as in company.  

Lyskra Sold