The world champion in tölt, Jóhann Rúnar Skúlason, said in an interview with RÚV that the tölt final in T1 had proven tough on his horse, Hnokki frá Fellskoti. Hnokki is unbelievably strong, Jóhann said, but the achievements it made were easier said than done.
Jóhann Rúnar Skúlason. Foto: Fjölnir Þorgeirsson.
“The horse has turned ten years now. The tölt final is the toughest final ever. Actually, you need to have a bodybuilder, sprinter and road runner all in one, and it takes a long time to bring out these qualities,” he explained.
It will not be possible to continue demanding such efforts from a ten-year-old horse, Jóhann went on.
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Dagmar Trodler reports for Iceland Review from Berlin.