Available Easter- end October
For people able to ride at a canter, not suitable for novices.
What is Hacking?
Hacking is riding at a faster pace than trekking and the rides take you further and higher onto the mountains than the trekking routes. The experienced ride escorts with a wealth of local knowledge will point out fascinating features and wildlife en route.

Half day Hacking
Half day hacks last about 2 hours and are available morning and afternoon. On a circular route from the stables, you trot along quiet lanes before cantering across the open mountain side where you can look down on Llangorse Lake far below.

hillgallopFull day Hacking
If you fancy a day's riding, we are able to offer day long hacks with four hours riding. Travelling through the western parts of the Black Mountains in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, we stop for  lunch (approx 1 hour) in a village pub or cafe before journeying back by a different route, with numerous opportunities for long canters. You get to see some spectacular scenery, with views across Llangorse Lake to the Brecon Beacons, and eastwards into the mysterious and isolated Black Mountains. 

Full day Moorland and Forest Hacking 
In a small group of usually three riders plus an experienced guide, head off from the stables or in the horsebox to explore some new terrain. Crossing outstanding open moorland and following grassy forestry tracks with superb "going" under hoof, these rides provide ample opportunity for excellent canters. You will need to bring a picnic lunch which we will carry in our saddlebags. Rides are out all day for 5 - 6 hours in the saddle depending on what you want to do - the faster we go the further we travel!!

The Horses
The horses used for hacking are fit, forward going, well-schooled Welsh cobs or cob crosses.

Prices per rider 2019

Half day Hacking
Morning (depart 10.00am) or Afternoon (depart 2.00pm) -

Full day Hacking
10.00am - 4.00pm approx.  Stopping for lunch at a pub or cafe (not included in price) - £80.00

Full day Moorland and Forest Hacks for Experienced Riders (max 3 riders)
From 10.00am for 6-7 hours riding. Remember! Please bring a picnic lunch - £95.00

If you wish to book a larger group on a Moorland and Forest Hack, please contact us.

Riding hats are available for all rides

Last updated 10 July 2019
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