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“Friendly riding centre”

Isle of Skye Trekking & Therapy Centre
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Owner description: We are a Family run business who have been operating from 2008 offering a wide range of services for those‘Horsey minded’ and not so horsey minded!We have a great team of friendly, qualified staff, and pride ourselves on our Safety records, providing our clients a fun experience to take away with them.We currently offerPony TrekkingPrivate/Group LessonsPony ClubTherapies for both horse & riderEquine Meditation as seen on TVDIY and Working LiveryB&B/Self Catering Facilities on site in our newly renovated ‘Stables Cottage’. Pony Trekking Monday - Friday (Saturdays dependant on Pony Club).Private and Group Therapy Sessions also available with a variety of therapies at the Centre to choose from ranging from Indian Head Massage to Equine Meditation.
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I booked my 2 children in for an hour's lesson - they had done trekking in the past and i felt they could do with a bit of time on their technique. Both are v much beginners.

The horses look well cared for. 2 members of staff were allocated for the lesson and I felt they engaged well with the kids, talking to them throughout the lesson.

We'll certainly go back when we're next on Skye.

1  Thank RubyShoesEdinburgh
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

An enjoyable hour spent with family. We are all complete novices so felt reassured by the number of staff leading the horses. The staff were chatty and gave lots of info on the horses and their personalities. I imagine this would not be very exciting for experienced riders but it was a perfect experience for our group.

Thank Moby63
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Met at reception by the most disorganised, disorientated person I have ever met in customer services, who proceeded to tut loudly every time a car drove up the drive-way, occasionally muttering "what do they want". She then tried several times to fit a customer with a clearly broken riding hat. Kept "forgetting" what she was doing. Nothing there to inspire confidence. We also failed to see the warm and friendly welcome (and don't even contemplate trying the loos!)

7  Thank ceebeeby
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KiMD123, Manager at Isle of Skye Trekking & Therapy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Thank you for your review.
Our toilets are for staff only as we are very muddy throughout the day working with the horses as you can expect, therefore unless someone is desperate for the loo, we generally do not allow customers to use them. This is usually explained to anyone who wishes to use them before hand. We are under no obligation to let the general public use these toilets.
Our stables have had 16 fall offs in the last 6 years, therefore we do have a very high safety rate at the yard. As we are dealing with big animals, safety is paramount at all times.
Our hats and equipment are checked weekly and sanitized at the end of each working day. Any hat that is broken or damaged in any way is replaced immediately.
I'm very sorry you did not enjoy your trip to Skye Trekking Centre & did not get a warm welcome on your arrival. Our receptionist has since been replaced, and I can only sincerely apologize for any rudeness that was shown to you on your visit. Regards, Kirsty.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

great staff very friendly value for money, always willing to explain things

1  Thank isleofskye06
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

I went riding out here and enjoyed everyminute of it, i rode christie and he was an absaloute gem, the weather was lovely and the staff were welcoming and chatty along the ride, they had a few on foot which ws very helpfull to the lead horse for akward gates and they interacted well with all the riders which made you feel comfortable and involved, i am an experianced rider but all they treks are mixed and mostley stay at walk, it did not bother me as it was nice just to sit and relax and take in the mindblowing scenery and all the wild life. we went along they fanks as the trek leaders called it and it was quite a enjoyable ride as it was up and down so it did make you think a bit as an experienced rider, all they horses were soo well behaved all kept in line and the leader kept an eye as they know which horses like there room and which doent mind. the stablesdo have a weight limit which i feel is very good as this keeps they horses back in good condition, when you book it plese make sure you are telling the truth as if you dont they may not have a horse for you on the day and may embark on you not getting out, the horses are not robots and its not there fault or the staffs fault if you are unable toride on the day of you give over false information, they do weigh you so there is no was out of it, i recoment this to anyone who wants an enjoyabe relaxing ride. i hope this is usfull and you all enjoy it as much as me.

Thank nicola m
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