MULL PONY TREKKING

KILLIECHRONAN ISLE OF MULL

Due to the current situation with the covid-19 pandemic we are closely following guidelines from the Scottish government and horse Scotland and therefore have certain restrictions in place to help keep you safe and to help prevent the virus spreading.

This all sounds very strict and formal but I can assure you that it all runs well in practice and extra precautions carried out are not too far from our usual procedures, it just sounds more formal written out.

Obviously depending on any change in circumstances we will be following government guidelines and this may all be subject to change.

Please be assured that we have put everything we can in place to make a safe environment for our customers, staff and local community and we have been given the visit Scotland approval and are GOOD TO GO!


No one will be allowed on site without prior booking so we can monitor numbers and keep customers and staff safe.

On booking we ask you to please fill in a registration form online. 

Where possible all payments to be made online.

Where possible please bring your own equipment including gloves. Hats and gloves are still available from us and will be washed and disinfected between uses. It would be very useful if you know your head size (circumference in cm) so we can estimate hat sizes without having to try too many on.

Please wash and sanitise your hands on arrival.

Please keep a 2m distance with staff and other customers.

Please note all our indoor spaces are currently prohibited including our toilet.

If you feel unwell or are experiencing any covid symptoms please cancel your trek and stay at home and seek medical advice. Also please do not attend if you or someone in your household is self isolating.

Staff will wear ppe including facemasks to greet you and whilst around the stable area. Once riders are mounted and the trek is in process we will remove the face masks as long as we are able to keep the 2m distance.

Lead rein riders -We are currently advised that as the 2m distance has been relaxed for children under 12 then we are able to take children 11 and under on a lead rein . However if parents feel confident enough then we can allow parents to either lead the ponies or act as side walkers to give the child any contact needed. Full training will be given for this before the trek and full supervision during the trek.

When you arrive the ponies will be tied up ready for the trek. All tack will have been disinfected and cleaned after previous use. Staff will prepare the ponies and tack up using gloves and sanitiser. If you wish you can prepare the pony and tack up yourself and this will be checked by staff before mounting.

Where possible riders will be asked to mount and adjust stirrups themselves. Supervision will be given to do this by staff at a 2m distance and a member of family can help.

If you have any questions please ask.

The best way to contact for advance bookings is by email, you can do this using the button below.
I can usually only get emails when at home in the evenings so if you need to contact me more urgently or don't have access to email then call 07748807447 and leave a message or text, as I am always very busy it can be difficult to answer the phone but I can pick up messages throughout the day. I realise that this can be frustrating at times, especially with the lack of mobile coverage on the island, sometimes it is best to send a text or whatsapp if phone coverage is poor but you have internet, most holiday accommodation on the island provide free wifi.
Unfortunately I do not live on site and with 2 young children who keep me very busy it can sometimes be difficult to get hold of me at short notice, this is why it is best to leave a message and you may have to be a bit patient at times, but I will get back to you! 

INFORMATION

  • Hard hats to the current BE standard are provided and must be worn and fastened at all times when mounted and handling the ponies.
  • All riders will be asked to fill in and sign a registration form before they ride.
  • All riders must wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, no excessive jewellery, loose scarves or other unsuitable attire. We do have a small selection of footwear which you can borrow.
  • We advise all persons participating in any equestrian activity to ensure they have adequate personal accident insurance.
  • Sorry our maximum weight limit is 13 stone/83 kg*
  • Sorry no dogs allowed around the ponies.
  • It is advised that valuables are not carried out on treks, a small camera may be carried in a secure pocket but any loss or damage to such items is not our responsibility.
  • Sorry we can’t accept card payments at the moment so all treks to be paid for either by bank transfer or by cash or cheque. We may ask for a deposit for advanced bookings of larger groups which can be paid by bacs and will be refundable if given 48 hours notice of cancellation.
  • Killiechronan pony trekking is a fully licenced and insured riding establishment. Our TRSS qualified ride leaders are experienced, fully trained and all hold current first aid and safeguarding qualifications and hold a PVG certificate.


PLEASE NOTE ALL OUR PONIES ARE WELL SCHOOLED AND HAVE CALM TEMPERAMENTS. YOU WILL BE MATCHED WITH A PONY TO SUIT YOUR EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES. HOWEVER ALL ANIMALS HAVE MINDS OF THEIR OWN AND CAN BECOME UNPREDICTABLE AT TIMES.

HORSE RIDING IS A HIGH RISK SPORT AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK

THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU MAY FALL OFF AND BE INJURED, YOU MUST ACCEPT THAT RISK.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS BEFORE MOUNTING.


*Please be aware due to the welfare of our ponies we have had to  set a new weight limit of
 13 stone / 83kg / 182 lb
sorry for any inconvenience.