About Pony Trekking
What is pony trekking?
Pony trekking will allow you to take a leisurely stroll through the countryside at walking pace to see if you would like to progress further or just take some time out from a hectic life. It is ideal if you are a first time rider, a little nervous of horses or would like to see if horse riding is something that you would like to take up as a hobby. You will only ride at a level which is comfortable for you and will never be forced to trot or canter unless you really want to.
What breed of ponies are used?
The most common ponies used for trekking are Highland ponies and New Forest ponies. The latter have a long smooth stride making them comfortable to ride for longer distances. In addition, they are naturally sure-footed and hardy.
How long does a pony trekking experience last?
A trek can be anything from an hour to a full day. For the longer treks, comfortable clothing is very important and depending upon the length of the experience, there will be a few breaks along the way for your horse to have a drink and for you to have some lunch and get to know your fellow trekkers!
Is there a minimum age limit?Not at all - pony trekking can be enjoyed by anyone. In fact, it is ideal for younger pony enthusiasts as there are no dangerous tasks to perform and they enjoy splashing through puddles and being high up in the saddle! Riding lessons require a lead rein for novices but with pony trekking, youngsters can ride independently (at the riding schools's discretion) which will make them feel really grown up.
What is a pony trekking experience like?Spending time in the company of a horse has been known to dissolve tension and relieve stress, which means that it could improve your overall general health! It is also a great way to meet new people and widen your social circle.
If you are looking for some time out from the demands of modern living, why not sample one of our pony trekking experiences? They say that satisfaction can be found in the simplest tasks and nothing can be simpler than sitting back, taking the reins and letting your pony do all of the hard work for you.