We work with all breeds of horse, but we have a particular affection for the Clydesdale. Generations of Skinners have worked with them and we continue to surprise the horse world with their versatility.
Traditionally a Draught horse, they were used for pulling wagons and farm equipment but with the rise of mechanised agriculture the breed went into decline. To preserve and promote this amazing historic breed we continually reinvent their purpose. They pull wedding carriages, they pull “ladies carts”, we ride them side saddle and we have formed a ridden display team. We regularly upset the establishment with our antics but our goal is to preserve this amazing breed and allow everyone to enjoy them. If that upsets a few “traditionalists” along the way, then their loss is your gain :)
Clydesdale Horse Drill Team
You may have already seen them in the main ring at many of the summer events around Scotland. The Strathorn Farm Clydesdale Horse Drill Team. Our team of four Clydesdales and their highly skilled riders continue to impress people with the power, grace and elegance of their formation riding. If you would like to book an appearance please do not hesitate to contact us
Clydesdale Horse Dray Rides
Do you have a large group who want to experience the power of the Clydesdales? Why not come for a 1-hour Dray ride, only £70 for up to 10 people.
We have always made our own horse feed at Strathorn, and can provide you with the same high quality home grown Haylage we feed our own horses. It is dust free, and had the ideal nutritional value to ensure your horse thrives. We can deliver on request
Large Bale £25 with 6x minimum delivery.
Small Bale £7 with 30x minimum delivery.
We currently have space for 4 liveries. Liveries are self service, but we can help out from time to time if required. You can have the use of the indoor and outdoor school and hacking routes when not in use for the riding school. Call us for rates.
Horses For Sale
Horses For Sale
Pebbles is a low-mileage 9-year-old mare, backed here at Strathorn at the beginning of last year.
A wonderful stamp of a traditional gypsy cob, Pebbles is a pleasure to handle and loves attention. She is a fun, very forward-going ride who loves to hack and has recently begun her education over fences.
16 hand homebred Welsh X mare rising 6
Liz was backed at the beginning of last year and showed promise and a genuine attitude. She was turned away in October 2016 and is now coming back into work and is ready to move to the next level in her work. Liz has 3 nice paces and basic lateral work. She shows enthusiasm for jumping and has been cross country schooling. Liz enjoys hacking both alone and in company and has been shown locally in-hand as a youngster.