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Horseback riding in loch lomond, scotland

Horseback riding in loch lomond, scotland

Mar 25th, 2011, 11:23 AM
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Horseback riding in loch lomond, scotland

Does anyone know of a tour company that does beginner horseback tours in Loch Lomond? I found a few stables, but it seemed to be for people who had their own horse and wanted lessons? I dont know - I'm a little confused. Any help would be appreciated.

If you don't know anything in Loch Lomond, maybe another city close to Edinburgh? That's where our base is for the scotland trip.

Thanks again.
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Mar 25th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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Have you searched for pony trekking?
Where exactly are you staying along the loch?
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Mar 25th, 2011, 12:27 PM
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You may be having a problem because it is not called "horseback riding" in the UK. It is just called "riding", so you might google that.

"Pony trekking", which hetismij refers to, is going place to place by horse, what we would call "trail riding."

Is that what you had in mind? Do you want to camp overnight or just do a bit of riding?
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Mar 25th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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OK thanks - I wanted to do like an hour or two on a horse just looking at scenary and whatnot. Nothing fancy, just for beginners. I will google pony trekking and riding instead of horseback riding.
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Mar 25th, 2011, 02:41 PM
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Well - for one, you can't ride "IN" Loch Lomond -- since it is a loch (lake)

here are a few to check out - some may or may not still be in business.

Corrow Trekking Centre, Lochgoilhead PA24 8AB Phone: 01301 703 247 (not on Loch Lomond but nearby)

and http://www.eastertonstables.co.uk/

and this link has a couple that might have what you want: http://www.localriding.com/horse-rid...rtonshire.html

Or -- over to the east a bit on the Lake of Menteith . . http://www.trosssachstrekking.com/
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Mar 25th, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Well f you don;t have any experience riding I'm not sure this is the best way to get i t. Many places won;t take you for trail rides until they know you have at least basic skills - and won;t fall off.

Do you have any experience riding English at all? (A coworker scheduled a day ride in Ireland and was amazed when she got there - since the very limited riding she had done was western.)
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Mar 27th, 2011, 02:34 PM
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Google pony trekking, it IS the correct term for what you want - an hour or two slow and gentle tour on quiet horses, admiring the scenery, for people who can't ride. You don't need any experience, it's for tourists not riders.

Trail riding is for people who can ride and is the point A to point B faster stuff.
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Mar 28th, 2011, 01:51 AM
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Agreed. Pony trekking is usually an hour or so, half a day or a day. It is often for beginners. This link has a number of options.


I did have a wee smile to myself at the notion of pony trekking IN the loch. I had a vision of trekking on a Kelpie

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