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Sligachan, Isle of Skye
Lunan Bay, Angus
Exploring the old tracks near Lochgoilhead
Uist Community Riding School in Benbecula
Explore the old trekking paths through the glens or experience an exhilarating ride on a wind-blown beach and you’ll see why Scotland is ideal for horse riding.
Did you know that the sport of pony-trekking originated in Newtonmore in the Highlands as a way of using the strong and sure-footed Highland ponies outside the stalking season?
It is also believed that several of Scotland's well-established 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.
A variety of riding and trekking operators offer everything from short treks for youngsters and beginners and hacks for more confident riders, right up to long-distance rides over several days.
Experience an exhilarating ride on one of Scotland’s beautiful beaches from coast to coast. Seahorse Stables in Angus offer the chance to go riding on the renowned ‘singing sands’ of Lunan Bay or why not have a trekking holiday with Highlands Unbridled in Sutherland and discover stunning coastal scenery?
Whichever operator you choose, you can be sure that the view from the saddle will certainly be rewarding.
Learn a new skill with horse riding lessons, or enjoy a relaxing trek and explore Perthshire on horseback. For guided hacks and horse riding lessons in Perthshire, Crieff Hydro Riding Centre is an ideal choice.