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ÍSHESTAR ANIMAL WELFARE POLICY

With over 30 years of experience providing horse riding tours to both locals and visitors, Íshestar is proud to be the industry leader in the caretaking of horses in Iceland.

Over the years our staff has accumulated vast knowledge and respect for the Icelandic horse and every year we strive to provide our horses with healthier and more natural environment and care than before. Today Íshestar is the industry leader in Iceland when it comes to animal treatment and welfare and we actively work with MAST (Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority) improving our procedures and caretaking methods with the health and life quality of our horses in mind.

Our experience and collaboration with MAST and other leading veterinaries in Iceland prompted us to write and publish a handbook where our procedures are available to fellow horse riding tour operators as best-practice for optimal treatment for the Icelandic horse.

This involves active monitoring of both physical and psychological health of horses, resting periods and rides each horse has taken. Should a horse show any negative signs we immediately start addressing the issue with industry-leading procedures at all times.

Book your tour now and come see the stables and get to know us, our procedures and the Icelandic horse in action on your visit!

The report is available here in Icelandic. We are working on an English version for 2017.