KILLIECHRONAN PONY TREKKING ISLE OF MULL

BEACH AND HILL TREKS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES IN SPECTACULAR SURROUNDINGS

THE PONIES

SID

Sid is a 14hh 20 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 15 years so knows his job well.

Sid loves to jump and swim in the sea and is a real softie.

EORSA

Eorsa is a 19 year old Highland pony. She is about 13.2hh and is a great kids or smaller adults pony. She is nice and steady with novices but with experienced riders on she loves a good gallop on the beach and is very fast with a confident rider on.
Eorsa has been with us for 15 years now and is a favourite of many.

SMOKEY

Smokey is a 14.1hh 17 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.

LEON

Lowenthwaite Leonardo
Leon is a 14hh Fell pony, and is 15 years old. He is a more forward going ride than the highlands and loves going through the sea on the beach. Suitable for experienced riders.

MUSCARI

Erray Muscari

Muscari is an 10 year old highland gelding, he was bred at Erray farm on Mull and we have had him since he was a yearling. 

He is a lovely ride and ideal for novices or experienced riders. 

JACK

Jack is Clansmans little brother. Full name Jacobite of Tobermory.

He is 8 years old and just starting out his trekking career. He has been brought on slowly and did a few treks last year with experienced riders. This year we are hoping he'll work full time.

He especially loves a canter on the beach and everyone who rides him loves him. Being only 13.2hh he is great for kids or small adults.

CLANSMAN

Tobermory Clansman is a 10 year old 14.2hh highland gelding. He was bred by me as I 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 but also happy to go steady with novices.

BOBBY

 

HORNBEAM

 

VIOLA

 

STORM

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

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 7 years old and has just started his ridden career this year. He is doing very well and it won't be long until we are using him on treks.

RETIRED PONIES

When the ponies get too old or just fed up of working and being trekking ponies then I retire them. As they all deserve a long and happy retirement I try to find loving homes for them where they can be spoilt a bit. They are never sold only loaned out to people I know well so can keep an eye on them and will have them back if necessary. 

Becky and Rosie are still with me, they live on the hill in tobermory during the summer and come down to the croft in the winter for lots of extra food and cosy rugs.

Iona has gone to a lovely family on lewis where she is very much part of the family and is ridden occasionally by the children and very much loved.

Fern has gone to the perfect home over in Lochaline where she has a life of luxury, and spends her days eating hay in her shelter or sunbathing with her new friends and being groomed to perfection by Ellen.