Pony Trekking and Hacking

Pony trekking is probably our most popular acivity and a we offer rides from 1 hr duration upwards. Normally we would recommend 1 1/2 hrs for a beginner to include some instruction in the school followed by a ride out. Pony Trekking is basically a great way of seeing the countryside from horseback. Walking and occasionally a bit of trotting depending on the terrain is all that is required and we cater for all abilities of riders. Treks can be for 1hr, 1 1/2hr , 2hrs, Half Day and Full Day. In fact we can tailor them to what ever you want to do. We can advise you on the phone what would be most suitable.

Hacking is for the more advanced and concentrates more on riding than on the scenery and nature. These rides will normally include cantering and require experienced riders.

Please DO NOT ask to go on a hack if you are not an experienced rider and if a Pony Trek would be more suitable.

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Treks and Centres

With its network of old routes through the glens, Scotland is made for riding and trekking.

Some say that several of Scotland’s still-used trekking paths came about many centuries ago, and were originally cattle droving roads. Today, these rough tracks still cross the open moors and high passes so that from the saddle you can glimpse some of Scotland’s secret places. Scotland’s other particular claim in the world of horses is that the sport of pony-trekking originated here – specifically in the Newtonmore, area as a way of using the strong and sure-footed Highland ponies outside the stalking season.

A variety of Highland riding and trekking operators offer everything from short treks for youngsters and beginners, hacks for the more confident , right up to long-distance rides over several days. Some activity centres specialise in particular breeds of horse – for example, Icelandics. Some offer carriage driving. Other operators offer packaged treks over several days – including an east-west coast to coast trek listed among the top ten rides in the world.

Whichever Highland centre you choose, you can be sure that the view from the saddle will certainly be rewarding.

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As a general rule the terrain covered pony trekking is usually more challenging and is a great way to see what a horse or pony is capable of when it is off-road !