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    04-06-2010, 12:27 PM
She was near Dick Vet. Swanston was on the opposite side of the motorway.
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    04-06-2010, 12:28 PM
Yeah, Swanston's the Penicuik side of the bypass. Up by the ski slope.
    04-06-2010, 12:33 PM
Aye, you're right. Swanston was on the same side as the ski slope. There was another DIY place on the Edinburgh side of the bypass that I checked out at one point.
    04-06-2010, 12:35 PM
Haven't a clue what that one could be! Lol

Did you ever go to the Icelandic horses place at Carlops?
    04-06-2010, 12:39 PM
I can't remember its name. I needed full livery anyway so wasn't much bothered after I learned they didn't do that.

I knew the Icelandic horse place existed nearby but never went there. Have you been?
    04-06-2010, 12:41 PM
Yeah, I went there about eight weeks after I had my first lesson!

That was my first proper experience of cantering, too! Up the Pentland Hills on tracks barely wide enough for a car...!

Fun, though!
    04-06-2010, 12:42 PM
Yeah, I went there about eight weeks after I had my first lesson!

That was my first proper experience of cantering, too! Up the Pentland Hills on tracks barely wide enough for a car...!

Fun, though!

Sadly they don't do trekking out there any more - but the farm is still there for breeding Icelandics...
    04-06-2010, 12:48 PM
I never had a chance to ride in the Pentlands, even though they were within spitting distance of the stable. Access however would have entailed either having a trailer (I don't), riding down the A701 (I didn't fancy my chances at not getting run over by a lorry, a bus, or an eejit in their car), or going on a two hour ride to even get to the trail head (too lazy).

Decent riding around North Lanarkshire, though. Can't complain here.
    04-06-2010, 12:56 PM
I can imagine. I only did a little riding up near Lennoxtown, but the area surrounding the school was really nice.

And I had the biggest horse on the yard, who was a Clydesdale x TB!
    04-06-2010, 01:05 PM
Those draft crosses are grand. Mine is a Shire X TB.

The riding down near Penicuik any good?

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