Icelandic Horse Trekking

by Helen Smith -

There’s a new riding and trekking centre in the isles, offering lessons and treks on Icelandic horses. Houlls Horses and Hounds in Burra has 5 icelandic horses to choose from and a range of treks to go on, ranging from one to three hours. At first you might think these horses are too small, but they’re strong and hardy and used to carrying weight - they also have an extra two gaits, the tolt and the pace. I guarantee that when you tolt for the first time it’ll bring a smile to your face. One lesson and I’m hooked! Houlls Horses and Hounds also offer a home from home for dogs and provide doggy day care for tourists not wanting to leave their pooch in the car when they go on a day trip.

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