“The flying pace of an Icelandic horse" motion capture (x)
Video with more information about the movie about equine locomotion (x)
They can go up to 30 mph in flying pace (otherwise known as “skeið”). It’s one of the most incredible feelings, to ride a horse in true flying pace. You don’t move at all in the saddle and it really does feel like flying :)
That sounds absolutely incredible. To ride an Icelandic horse properly is definitely on my bucket list.