Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer a pick up or transfer service?
Sometimes we can pick riders up from their accomodation in Aboyne if they don't have their own transportation or if they are arriving on public transport. Please email us to arrange beforehand.
Do you have a weight or height limit?
Yes, our weight limit is 15st which is 95kg or 210lbs. We do not have a height limit.
Do you offer accomodation?
We can offer accomodation at the yard for riders who are joining us for a 2-4 day short break. You can find more information about our Short Break itineraries here.
Do you offer self-guided rides?
Due to the ever changing weather as well as difficult terrain and specific agreements with the landowners, we do not offer self guided ride itineraries.
Can my dog join me on my ride?
For the safety of our horses, other riders in the group and your dog, we do not allow riders to bring their dog on the ride. We also often ride through fields with loose sheep with lambs.
Can I bring my own horse?
We run a closed herd which means we do not allow our horses to come into contact with horses outside their herd. This helps to minimise biosecurity issues as well as potential injuries. Our horses are trained to be able to handle every eventuality that we might meet on the trail, from loose sheep, cows and tractors to rocky terrain, river crossings and rough footing.
Can I park my camper van at the yard?
Sadly we do not have anywhere suitable for camper van parking. There is a campsite and caravan park in Aboyne which we are happy to provide you with more information about.
What if I need to cancel my booking?
If you are cancelling your ride more than a week in advance, we will refund 50% of your payment. If you are cancelling your ride less than a week in advance, sadly we will not be able to refund you.
What do I need to bring with me on my ride?
If you are joining us for a ride of 1 - 3 hours, please wear enclosed shoes and long trousers. We recommend riders bring a waterproof jacket, a warm layer and gloves. If you are joining us for a day ride, then please bring a warm layer, waterproof jacket/trousers, a water bottle and your lunch.
Do your hire helmets/riding boots?
We do have a selection of helmets available for riders to borrow. We sadly don't offer riding boots at this time.
Do you offer private rides?
We can arrange private day rides and hacks for extra cost. Please email us to find out more information on pricing and availability.