MEET THE HORSES
Most of our trail horses are actually ponies - but big ones! The best equines to ride in this tough environment are tough native ponies – and Highland Ponies have been shaped by the nature of this land to cope with the toughest of the tough! Therefore, most of ours are Highlands, or Highland crosses, but we also have some lovely Irish Cobs a couple of Appaloosas, a Fell cross, a Quarter horse cross, an Arab amongst a couple of assorted others!
Wherever possible, we go for the natural approach with our horses. We use gentle training methods and most of our horses go barefoot most of the time - however we do use Easyboots when they are being ridden on hard or stoney ground, as we find that wearing boots works better for them than wearing shoes - no risk of losing a shoe and nail injury in the middle of nowhere and the boots protect the sole from bruising on stoney trails too.
Adam is the most amazing fell pony you'll ever meet. All the mares adore him and he knows how gorgeous he is. A super responsive pony to ride, everyone always loves the time they get to spend with him.
Bella is an 8 year old ex trotter. She is incredibly playful, nosey and probably the sweetest pony you'll ever meet. She loves cuddles and scratches, and if you scratch her in the right spot, she'll groom you back!
Foxy is a 8 year old Highland X
She is so playful and curious, she always loves to be in the centre of the action. She has futhered her ridden career this year and she is now ready to go out onto the trails and explore Scotland!
Brooke is an Appaloosa X
She was bred here at Highlands Unbridled and has been a part of our family since she was born. The sweetest girl you will ever meet who will do her best to please you, she's our very own Black Beauty!
Mhaia is a Highland Pony
She is very playful and absolutely loves going out on the long distance trails. She loves being at the front and can beat some of the bigger horses in a race!
Bonnie is Quarter horse/Arab X
She adores all humans and loves a good scratch. Bonnie is great fun to ride and is always very relaxed but she has an extra gear when galloping on the beach!
Breagha is a Friesian mare.
Breagha is Dominique's personal horse and they enjoy liberty riding, baroque tack, learning tricks and exploring our local hills.
Logan is a stunning 17.2 Clydesdale who is genuinely the most gentle horse on the planet. He is such a sweet boy and he loves to groom his herd mates. He loves to wander about the hills and look majestic in the Scottish scenery!
What Eddie lacks in size, he makes up for in character! He's a 13.3hh fell pony with plenty of energy. He loves to go zoom along the forest tracks. He is such an awesome, hardy boy - he can't pass up a good splash in a puddle or river!
Ghost is an 8 year old Irish Cob. She has an incredibly long mane and unique markings. She is playful and inquisitive. This year we futhered her riding education and we hope we can welcome her on the trails in the next few years.
Ella is a beautiful Irish Cob who is about 15hh. She is a super cuddly mare and she is probably one of the most photogenic horses we have! She has an awesome, huge canter and adores her best friends Bella and Logan.
Catkin is a 11 year old grey Highland pony who is very sweet and absolutely adores treats. She is a lovely steady mare who has the most comfortable trot and canter you'll ever ride!
Maverick is a Highland Pony
He is a big, solid boy and definitely the pony with the most character (and the one getting into the most trouble) out on the trails. He definitely lives up to his name!
Woody is a Highland/Cleveland Bay X
He is such a character and is a favourite here at the yard. He loves hacking out to new places!
Corrie is a Highland Pony / Connemara x
She is fiery little pony who is a fast favourite with all our guests. She can often be found at the front of the pack.
Brodie is a 12 year old Highland pony who absolutely adores going swimming and going for a canter on the beach. She has a lot of character and is probably the sassiest pony we've got. Everyone falls in love with her attidue!
Callum is Highland Pony
He is a cream dun and has an amazing, long grey mane! He is very sweet and friendly and is best friends with Maverick. They spend hours playing around in their field
Brego is the foal of Friesian and he is the most cheeky, sweet and polite little colt there ever was. He absolutely loves learning and flying about the field.
Malachi is a beautiful Irish cob who absolutely loves hacking! He is super sweet and cuddly... and always knows when you've got a treat in your pocket!
Gordon and Bluebelle are Dominique's two resident donkeys. They are cheeky and absolutely love treats and playing around. They can always been seen keeping an eye on goings on about the yard and the love to go for walks!
Henry is our beautiful Clyde X and he is just stunning. He has a huge gait and is so much fun to ride. He is best friends with Logan and he will hopefully join us on the long rides next year
May is a Haflinger with a beautiful long mane. She is very sweet and absolutely loves to go out into the forest and down to the beach.
Rua is Dominque's lovely fox red Labrador pup. She is still only a few months old but she will hopefully come along on the long distance rides with us when she is older!
Whilst these two are only just out of kitten-hood, they still have their mischievous spirit. You can often find them playing in the hay bales or pouncing on each other in the long grass!