Mic Rushen – Gait Training / FEIF Competition Coaching / Horse Management

Services offered (See below for more details about Mic):

Stepping Stones online competition (group) £12 per person (minimum 2) – Choose your test – up to three riders per test (one video) can get together on a suitably mown grass oval track (whatever size you can manage) or in an arena if you prefer.  Alternatively, you can ride  with other rider/s who are not being judged, please identify which class you are riding and whether you have a non-judged companion rider.

Coaching sessions £50-15-20 minute video assessment  with email bullet point feedback  followed by 30 minute video call.

FEIF competition online coaching (group) £50 – Choose your test – up to three riders can get together on a suitably mown grass oval track (whatever size you can manage) or in an arena if you prefer.  Alternatively, you can ride alone, or with another rider who is not being judged, please use the individual coaching session link above and identify which class you are riding and whether you have a non-judged companion rider.

Icelandic Horse Management & Rider Confidence Consultation Service
As a rider who has had many confidence issues over the years Mic is very pleased to help with fears and phobias surrounding riding, horse handling or any aspect of owning Icelandic horses.  She can also offer advice on Icelandic horse management, including feeding, exercise plans, loading,  introducing new horses to the herd, breeding, etc.  Send her a message and she will be happy to help on an individual query basis, if you require an ongoing consultation or support service Mic will be happy to negotiate a price for the service you require.

Video calls are arranged at a mutually convenient time after initial email feedback has been delivered.  Normal response within 48 hours from receipt of video unless prevented by travel or training course commitments, see Calendar for availability.


Introducing Mic
Mic Rushen is one of the longest standing members of the Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain.  A former British champion in Tölt T1, Tölt T2, Four Gait V1, Five Gait F1,  Pace PP1 and P3, she has competed for Britain internationally at 5 World Championships, the MEC, Landsmót and World Pace Championships.

Mic runs face to face training courses around the UK and e-coaching online.   She has worked with many of the world’s top Icelandic horse riders and trainers, and continues to work hard to develop her knowledge of Icelandic horses.  She is one of the UK regional judges for FEIF Oval Track competition.

She says “I’m British with over 35 years experience with Icelandic horses.  I worked with other breeds of horse for 10 years before that.  Mic has experience as a breeder,  trainer, competition rider and judge and now as an instructor (though with no formal qualifications yet).

I live in West Wales and am in the process of setting up e-learning, with much help and encouragement from Mo! 😉 I believe you never stop learning, and it’s great to be able to pass on some of my knowledge and experience to all the new people coming into Icelandic horses. ”

Mic will focus on judging various different specially adapted gait tests for Tölt.Club,  designed to develop the skills needed for online or actual FEIF oval track competitions and on offering e-coaching to develop these skills.