The autumn meeting of the Eriskay Pony Society will be held on Saturday, 24th September at the home of Ruth and Steve McMinn in Aberdeenshire. The main feature of the day will be a talk by Alex Middler of Craigmancie Stud, who will share her knowledge which has been gained over a lifetime of educating humans and equines. She will be passing on tips and techniques for handling and training horses and ponies of all ages with a special emphasis on how to have a well mannered and happy stallion. Alex will demonstrate her methods with a 3 year old Eriskay colt.
There will also be a chance to view the extensive photographic collection of Donald and Mary McGillivray who will talk about the work that has been carried out to preserve the breed and the stallions that helped from the early days onwards.
After lunch, we will head to the fields to meet Ruth and Steve’s ponies and have an informal discussion about managing hardy good-doers, keeping fat at bay, pasture management and the track system. This will be an excellent opportunity to share ideas and knowledge.
This friendly and informal meeting, which starts at 11am, is open to anyone interested in the Eriskay pony, member of the Society or not, but booking is essential to allow for sufficient catering. Please contact Ruth on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or if you want to book a place.