Wild Rose Icelandic Horse Farm

Welcome to our farm

Hidden and protected by beautiful forests near the Rocky Mountains is our 40 acre Icelandic Horse farm. We are situated 1 hour north west of Calgary and 45 mins from Cochrane. Our beautiful property is deep in the tall pines near the foothills of Alberta. We have close access to miles of crown land and great riding areas such as Ya Ha Tinda national park. Our farm is home to several lesson horses, breeding horses and competition horses. At our facility we have lessons for beginners all the way up to advanced riders, we have horses for sale and as well we have many contacts that also have great horses for sale. We specialize in training of Icelandic horses for show, breeding shows and pleasure horses. The show horses we train are willing to please, soft in the mouth, supple and high lifting with lots of speed. The pleasure and trail horses we train are as well willing to please, love and trust their riders and are very responsive. For more information on our training programs and lesson programs please go to Services.

The Icelandic Horse is a very unique breed. Don't be fooled by it's small stature. Because of their fantastic bone density, they can be ridden by adults and children which makes them a wonderful family horse. One of the great things about the Icelandic is they have a fantastic personality. They are a people horse that wants to be with you. They want to please you. They have a lot of common sense and it continues to amaze thousands of people every day. They are so cheerful and easy to train. And then there is their wonderful array of gaits that they can give you. They have walk, trot, canter and then tolt and pace. The tolt is a running walk that is extremely smooth to ride. The pace is a two beat lateral racing gait. Pace is very exhilarating to ride and can be very fast. The top pace horses in the world have been clocked at 60kmph.