Thursday, May 25, 2023

Best Trip Ever

We just got back from a 10 day trip to Scotland.  Best trip ever and we have taken some great trips.  We started with two days in Edinburgh, then picked up a rental car and drove to Oban.  The next day was Glen Etive, pictured above and a drive through Glencoe.  Scotland is so beautiful but Glen Etive and Glencoe were just absolutely stunning.  Husband and I both agreed, highlight of the trip.

Not too many horses in the west where conditions are rougher for livestock but this darling Highland pony was on the drive to Glen Etive.  I had a ride scheduled near Loch Ness but because of a misunderstanding about timing it did not work out.  Oh well.  The trip was filled with hairy driving, very narrow one lane roads with passing pull outs over shear drops, gardens, distilleries, beautiful sights like this castle below and was so, so much fun.  We covered Edinburgh, Oban, Glencoe, Skye, Inverness, and the Speyside and put 1000+ miles on our rental car in 5 days.  What a trip.

Now it’s back to real life.  The weather forecast is really nice though and it’s time to get Cruise dialed in.  We have a canter now but as a shock to no one, his attitude, trot work, and general suppleness are a little lacking.  I’m planning on spending a couple weeks just at walk and trot, working on the above and on having his focus on me be more consistent.  When things are smoothed out then back at the canter, lessons, and maybe some outings in June.


  1. I enjoyed Scotland too. I loved Oban. My regret is that we didn’t spend more time in the North.

    1. The West and North are very beautiful but so is all of Scotland ❤️

  2. Scotland is on my "to visit" list! I have a friend who lives in Edinburgh right now, she went for schooling and hasn't come home yet, with clearly good reason. I'd love to make it over there some day, glad you had a good trip!