Why is it the best to ride Icelandic Horses? With the new gait poster, you can check out all the different gaits of the Icelandic Horse. Compared to the 3 basic gaits of most other horse breeds, the Icelandic Horse has 4 or 5 gaits to offer. All 5 gaits are illustrated by hand and described in a brief text. The background is watercolor inspired by the Icelandic nature with many beautiful colors and stone formations.