The livery horses have been enjoying the snowy weather, but still like to get indoors for the evening!


The first day out in the summer fields is always an exciting time at Windy Gowl!

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Case Histories comes to Windy Gowl

Filming took place at Windy Gowl for the BBC's Case Histories. Actor Jason Isaacs was very keen to try an Icelandic horse in between shots and enjoyed it so much that he had to be hurriedly called back by the director!  Many of the folk here and our horses took part as extras on the day.

Pictures of some of our foals
Our foal Rysta (stormy weather) born in 2012 to Kria by Isak


Hofsi from Pentland Hills did extremely well at the recent BC show winning the novice 4 gait qualifier to come 2nd in the finals - a long way from his battle in 2005 with Grass Sickness (see Hofsi's story, below).



Alfta from Pentland Hills, his mother, also was very successful, winning the novice tölt final and overall points trophy. It was great to see them both in the ring together

Hela also did very well, being placed in both the tölt and 4 gait.

Paula tries Lusitano Stallions

Paula was invited to Portugal with Sheenagh and Peter to one of the top riding schools, ‘Morgado Lusitanos’ where she was given professional instruction in Portuguese classical riding and dressage on the establishment’s beautiful Lusitano stallions. She found it quite baffling and a very different way of riding altogether and had a wonderful time playing on these magnificent horses!


Pentland Hills Icelandics

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Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland, EH26 9NL

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