"We were born by the Wadden Sea, sea breeze flying in our manen. With lots of freedom and room to play, we grew up big and strong. Galloping on the beaches of Rømø, we proudly show people from all over the world where we derive from and welcome you to share the freedom."
Most of our riding horses were born and raised here on Rømø.
By day, all our riding horses stand up in our paddocks at the Icelandic centre: divided into mares and waltzes. Here they mainly go on rubber mats and concrete to avoid mud, both for the horses and the ride-guests. In their paddocks they have access to sandboxes they can lie and roll in, a large uncovered area with straw to tuck into.
From April to November and by cleaning the paddock, the horses are driven via running corridors to large fields on the Wadden Sea. Here there is plenty of room to be a horse after a hard working day.
Many riding schools have horses in box 80% of the day. We try to give our horses a lot more freedom. We only have horses in the box if they are being treated. Therefore, our horses also have more cuts and scratches than boxing horses.
You are welcome to help let them out in the evening. Ask the stable staff for a time.
Our riding horses will be Fed with roughage ad libitum in our hay walk. There are so many eating pitches that even the weakest horses can get to. Take a walk through the hay corridor and relax to the soothing rumble and the many glances.
The wild horses eat almost 80% of the time. With our feeder, all horses receive a small amount of whole food 5 times a day. If the thin ones get the many kilos they are thick yes then we turn down the amount.
The horses have installed in their collars a transponder that works with the computer in the vending machines. Thus, we also discover when the horse does not consume its daily feed and may be poor.
Every year we get between 5 and 10 foals that go down on the large grass meadows behind the Icelandic centre, right out to the Wadden Sea. Here the foals go as long as possible with their mother and play all day long.
When they get too big to go with the mares, they come into our young horse flock. In winter they walk on some large folds around the island where they feed on ad libitum wrap and are assigned power feed every day.
In summer they are let out on our giant beach meadows on a total of 28 hectares where they can eat themselves more than satiate in the delicious grass.
In this day and age, the horses are not much in human hands. They are allowed to be 100% horses until the work calls when they turn 4 years old. Then they come home for training so they can get ready to go on an adventure with you.
During the summer months, our young horses live on our huge grounds on the beaches. Here they run freely and are seen and fed every day.
But what about when the horses have grown old and grey and can't ride anymore?
They are put back on the big grasslands, sometimes with the young horses to bring up a little on the new litter, other times in a flock for themselves.
Here you see a picture of our beautiful Næla (on the good side of 30 years) and Kunst (in their late 20s) living in the best of all. They are happy pensioners The Commander. They have set his tracks here on the spot as equestrian horses and Næla has contributed some wonderful offspring to our horse-stock.