Take your horse on holiday

Fancy Taking Your Horse On Holiday?

Pet Friendly Just Took On A New Meaning! I am not a ‘horsey’ person by nature, but I have to say that the idea of trekking on horse back through the Snowdonia mountains by day and cantering along the beaches by evening is quite simply one of the nicest. Dioni has just upped the ante when it comes to pet friendly by offering cottages that allow you to bring your horse along with you. With stabling and grazing available for a nominal fee, if you’re a keen horse rider, this is great news – imagine taking your horse on holiday?! The Snowdonia region is unique with its wonderful mountainous and coastal views and bringing your own horse along allows you the freedom to go and take it all in at your own pace and in your own time. I honestly can’t think of a nicer way to explore the area. If you prefer the knowledge of…

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Wild Ponies of Snowdonia

Horse whisperer tames Carneddau ponies in Snowdonia

This story really caught my eye. I’ve been fascinated by the wild horses of the Carneddau mountains in Snowdonia since I was a little boy. I was lucky enough to see three of the ponies whilst walking with an elderly aunt near Sychnant. We came upon them unexpectedly one cloudy morning. The encounter caught us and them by surprise. The horses stopped to look at us for half second before charging off across the fields into the mist. My auntie went on to explain how they had never been tamed and how the English king, Henry the VIII, had failed in his attempt to have the horses “exterminated”. They were truly magical and lived in the imagination of this 9 year old boy for a long time afterwards. But as ever, their future in our modern world is far from certain. So, in an effort to make the breed more commercially viable for Snowdonia farmers, efforts…

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