9.30am - 5.30pm Meet in Hay on Wye and taken approx 20 minutes away up to our yard in the mountains. As well as the fully trained pack ponies we have a number of very friendly foals who love to be right in the middle of operations who are a delight. In groups of two you will meet the ponies and choose your pack pony (usually one between two people). Morning is spent learning about the ponies, grooming, how to assemble the specially designed pack frames and load them with everything you need including lunch for a good days walk in the Cambrian Hills. Full instruction from our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way. You'll learn about the diminishing of the Welsh Mountain Pony herd and a lesson in basic map reading. Break for tea and cake then its collect your pony off into the hills. Experience some of the most stunning mountain and moorland views, wandering the hills with a trained guide and the trusted pack ponies being led by you. Stop for late picnic lunch on one of the commons, let the ponies graze while you graze, then off again on the circular route back to the Yard..
Hi I'm Lyndy Having lived here in Hay for some 40 years and co founder of Hooftrek.co.uk with Will Williams who has been a horseman for 40 years running guided rides through Wales and we both have a wealth of experience with horses and ponies over 30 years. Will and I have devoted the last three years to training and establishing a small (14) herd of Welsh Mountain Ponies as Pack Ponies so instead of riding our guests walk. DofE and AALA credited welcome small groups to come and experience walking with Pack Ponies under the guidance of our qualified instructors.
Packed lunch can be provided upon request or you can bring your own. Plentiful tea and coffee with homemade cake provided.
Specially designed pack frames and panniers to fit our fully trained pack ponies
The yard where the ponies live is rustic and beautiful, with stunning views over the Radnor Hills. Homemade cake and a relaxed atmosphere. Experience both mountain and moorland terrain although the walk is not arduous nor steep climbs, see lakes and wildlife where not many people get the chance to visit, fieldfares swoop through the long grass and its a haven for red kites. - You may want to bring binoculars with you too.
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Guided Hikes with Pack Ponies