Ginti has returned to North Tolsta after a trip away to the mainland! Friendly and inquisitive, Ginti was born to teach and not only taught our two daughters to ride but hundreds of others like them. She is 15hh black and white cob and at the grand age of 20yrs old she is a proper school mistress who knows her job inside out. Ginti might not seem fast, but she has quite a turn of speed (see her galloping at the top of the page) and she can also jump. Ginti likes to call quietly to you and her favourite trick is bowing for a treat...!
Ginti has officially retired!
Six is our 7yr old quarter horse gelding and our pride and joy. Six was orphaned at six weeks old and loves being around people. He is 15hh with a white blaze down his face. Six has a lovely gentle 'can do' attitude with just a touch of mischief. He loves exploring the beaches and tracks around Tolsta. Six is a bit of a dressage diva and likes to jump too. His favourite trick is getting a hold of your Zip and pulling it up and down.
Oakie is our 14 Yr old 14hh Quarter Horse mare. She has the most beautiful colour of coat and striking black tipped ears. Her dun factor is very similar to that of a highland pony with a black stripe down her spine and stripes down her legs. Oakie is a gentle, laid back kind of a pony who loves nothing more than cuddles and grooms. She is very calm, gentle and patient with beginners and children but can also be a more forward going ride for those with experience. She also loves jumping too. She will be often used as our lead pony down the beach.
Tigger is our 13.2hh Welsh cross Arab who likes lots of cuddles and attention off of the children. He came to ours in April 2019 aged 15 and quickly settled into trekking centre life. He loves jumping and gymkhana games. He is pretty competitive and is incredibly popular with our smallest children and our teenagers. He often stands in show pose during lessons, He can be cheeky when he wants something from you and will nudge you to let you know.
Gwen is our 14hh black Dale mare who arrived at our yard in February 2019, aged 13 . She is a very quiet mare and easy going. She loves beach rides. and cuddles. Her nickname is "the Tank" as she is a very stocky lady capable of carrying adults. She is a firm favourite with our teenagers as she just loves cross country and galloping along the beach.
Jimbo is a very handsome Fresian x welsh section D, 13 yrs old gelding who was gifted to the Trekking Centre after his owner and good friend passed away after a long battle with cancer. At 16hh is is used a rider leaders horse and is currently getting fit so that he and Kirsty can compete on the mainland in the summer. He is very much a gentle giant and a sensitive soul who is always looking for attention and cuddles.
Grace is a proper eye catcher. We got her in May 2019 aged 9 years. A traditional gypsy cob vanner mare with the most amazing piebald markings. She loves going down the beach and her gallop is like sitting in an armchair, it is so smooth!
Hannah is Jimbo's long term companion. She is 17hh Shire X warmblood. She is 10 years old and really does love her work, she is an amazing ladies hack and is becoming a firm favourite with our returning riders, She loves nothing more than swimming in the sea or galloping along the sands of Traigh Mhor.
Diamond is our 13.3hh Connemara cross gelding. He arrived here in April 2020 as a 6 yr old. He is a beautiful blue grey roan and is incredibly handsome. He loves grooms and is gentle and kind and calm. He is enjoying treks out along the beach and around our common grazing and village.
Woody is our traditional gypsy vanner cob. He is 15hh and is a proper weight carrying super cob, He is as quiet as a lamb on the village and moorland treks and forward going on the beach rides. We are working on his jumping this winter,