We are very proud of our small team of characterful and willing horses. They are a young and enthusiastic team between 7 and 14 years of age. They range in height from 14hh-16hh and we have a mixture of types from native breeds (i.e. Fell, Connemara, Irish Cob) to more exotic breeds (i.e. Appaloosa, Arab, Irish Sports Horse, Hackney x). There should be a horse to suit everyone.
We have worked hard to hand select these horses. We would happily ride any one of them all day long, and we regularly do! The confidence of our horses is important to us. We want a team that love to work and enjoy the environments we ask them to explore with us. Using various natural horsemanship techniques we play games with our horse to ensure they are as adventurous as we are. This has seen them climb in, on, under and over almost anything you can imagine. They are well travelled by road and sea, and always eager for the next adventure.
We probably shouldn’t ‘personify’ our horses. You want to know how lively they are, how fast they will go and how good their brakes are. The truth is, these horses will reflect you. They are great at getting a sense of the capabilities and aspirations of their riders and they never fail to deliver whether you are looking for relaxation or exhilaration. So below is a snippet of their vital statistics and our take on their ‘horse-nalities’ to give you a feel for what they are like ...
14HH, heavy weight, age 11
Guinness Cob, black
The moustached man with the heart of a lion. One of our smaller horses but don't be fooled, he keeps up despite his little legs. Stunning markings (white spectacles) this boy is utterly charming and is a peat bog fairy who can navigate us over any terrain.
15HH, mid weight, age 10
Irish Sports Horse, dark bay
One of those people in life who are just lovely and completely understated. Looking after people is what she does best, quiet and yet touch button responsive. Watching the pride on her face when she swam with a rider for the first time is one of my all time highlights.
14HH, mid weight, age 10
Our little project. Uisge has had a tough start in life and is now enjoying being part the herd where she is gaining confidence. It’s a hard life being the baby though! A sensitive wee horse that needs quiet handling but is clever and extremely rewarding in the right hands.
You may see our loveable hounds around during your stay.
Tilly is Cara’s 11 year old Jack Russell. Well technically she belongs to Cara’s mum but came to stay with us on holiday 3 years ago and won’t go home. She is living the dream and making it permanent!
Kiyo is Nikki’s 4 year old English springer spaniel. She has a hair-do like Tina Turner and pulls really big cheesy grins when she is excited to see you but she is as soft as a lamb…in fact softer as our sheep often enjoy chasing her!
And of course if your chosen ride brings you to our Home location, you might even meet the flock.