Tour Riding in Mols Hills, Denmark, Northern Europe

Tour Riding in Mols Hills, Denmark, Northern Europe


It’s September the 18th, 2013, and we are on a tour-ride on Mols, Southern Djursland, in Denmark, Northern Europe. There are a few places where one can rent horses for tour riding. This place is (Vinkærgård) in Mols Hills. There is a group of 30 horses on this trip – Icelandic Horses, the whole bunch. I have come along in one of the groups. It often means a lot for girls, when choosing a place to go on holliday, – girls and their mothers – if there is a place they can go riding. But I am also told that many of the tours from here are with mixed of sexes. I was expecting it to be solely young girls, which is the case on this trip, but there are also many mixed rides. Such as with groups from firms. Also the case today – but not in this trip. I belive it’s a boarding school (Efterskole) that I am together with. Tour-riding in Mols Bjerge – there are several places – lovely surroundings. Its not a must to be an experienced rider. The group was divided into experienced and not experienced (as to the horse one was assigned) I think the dividing line was under or over 8 years of experience. This is also for beginners – but of course one has to be set on it. Icelandic Horses – big ponies – a breed of horses that has become exceedingly popular, as these horse are super good for – everything. As the name indicates, they originate from Iceland, where the breed has been heavily protected, meaning that it is prohibited to import other horses to the island. All the horses here are either from Iceland, or foals of horses from Iceland. There is no traffic the other way. An old Viking-type of horse. I am completely part of it – Super part of it. This nag dosen’t want to go faster. Try to get it into the middle of the road again. That’s right. In mid-summer it’s not guaranteed that one can just just show up, and get a tour.ride within an hour, so it’s better to prebeook, and then come back. The Icelandic horse not only has the normal 3 paces, walking, trotting and galloping, but also tölt and pacing. Sometimes the Icelandic horses are priced according to how well they master the 5 paces. I don’t know if one can see a light horse in the background using a special pace – tölt – different from trot. Good riding terrain here, gravel roads with nearly no cars in the Mols country – Hills of Mols. The Mols area is characterized by rounded hills. Something that is also god for the horses – they get a well developed sense of balance, and become sure footed, and don’t stumble often, if they grow up on hilly fields, which they have to get used to tackle. A lot of those horses fart. Boy-horses together with boy-horses – girls with girls! Dammed if I know what this one is. That we take as being a girl. What have I got? I’ve got a gelding. What have I got? Has anyone got a girl? Anyone has a gelding? You carry it into the room where we got the helmets. Wait till tomorrow, that will be much more fun. Christ – it stinks – this saddle here. There are some red hangers in there ..and… Anywhere? – Yes. I need a bit of help here. It’s not something one eats – this one.

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