Becky is a 14hh dark bay Irish Cob, she has been at Killiechronan for over 20 years and has taught generations to ride. She is a lovely, safe but forward going ride, and even at nearly 30 years old still loves a good gallop along the beach.
Becky is now semi retired and is taking things a bit easier this year, she still enjoys the odd easy trek though to keep her fit.
Sid is a 14hh 19 year old highland pony. He was born and bred at Knock farm just across the loch from Killiechronan along with his sisters Iona and Eorsa, and so is a true Mulieach. He is forward going but very sensible and great for adults and children. He has been a trekking pony at Killiechronan for 12 years so knows his job well.
Sid loves to jump and swim in the sea and is a real softie.
Rosie is a 13.2hh 30 year old cross Fell pony.
Rosie is now fully retired and living on the hill in Tobermory where she keeps the youngsters company and is occasionally ridden by my son James.
Smokey is a 14.1hh 15 year old highland gelding. His registered name is Erray Larkspur.
He is very safe and sensible and looks after anyone who rides him. He is very slow and steady with novices but with an experienced person on is quite capable of keeping up with the rest.
Fern is a 14.2hh 23 year old highland pony mare.
She is a lovely quiet ride, nice and steady and ideal for novices or anyone not wanting to go too fast, though with some encouragement will do a lovely canter along the beach. Suitable for nervous riders as she is very kind.
Muscari is a 7 year old highland gelding, he was bred at Erray farm on Mull and we have had since he was a yearling. He was sent away to be backed and schooled and started his career as a trekking pony last year and was a very good boy. He is nice and steady and has a lovely kind temperament and is great on the beach and up the hill. As he is only young we will put experienced riders on him at first but he is also suitable for novices.
Benji is a 15hh highland gelding, he is 21 years old and a lovely big old gentleman. Suitable for all riders from novice to experienced.
Tobermory Clansman is a 7 year old 14.2hh highland gelding. He was bred by us at Erray farm as we own his mother Erray Damson who is also Smokeys sister. He is very special to us as he almost died as a foal of tetanus but against the odds he pulled through.
He is a lovely forward going ride and I hope that he might take Becky's place as lead horse in the future so I intend to ride him myself as much as possible. He will however do some treks when needed.
Storm is a 20 year old shetland pony, he is very sweet natured and great with little kids. He is quite speedy though and keeps up with the bigger ponies, no problem!
Barty was born at Killiechronan and was a bit of a surprise as we didn't know his mum Viola was in foal. He is now 4 years old and we will hopefully start his ridden career slowly this year. He is however very cheeky so it might be a while before we can use him on treks!