Highland Ponies in Glen Prosen by Matt Limb ~ a Ponyhour Book Review

Highland Ponies In Glen Prosen

Matt Limb OBE 

ISBN Soft Back Printed Edition 978-0-9957816-1-0

Matt Limb's book "Highland Ponies in Glen Prosen" is the result of a long held desire to photograph working Highland Ponies and ghillies bringing stags off the remote Highland hillside.

Matt spent two days in the company of ghillie Eric Starke, winner of the Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies at the Scottish Game Fair, and Eric's Highland Ponies, Mia and Cally, on the 16,500 acre Glenprosen Estate. During this time he was able to photograph the ponies bringing two of the magnificent Red Deer Stags down off the hill along terrain that was inaccessible to 4x4s. "Highland Ponies in Glen Prosen" takes us, with words and pictures, on that slow, steady walk along the hillside. 

Measuring approximately 29cms (11.5 inches) square this soft back book contains over 125 pages of photographs of a fast disappearing way of life, it's estimated that there are only 50 remaining ghillies  working the Scottish Highlands compared to many hundreds in the last century.

Ponyhour would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in ghillies and working ponies. I should add that the photographs of the book used in this blog post were taken by myself using a phone camera and do not really do Matt Limb's "Highland Ponies in Glen Prosen" justice. 

A copy of  Highland Ponies in Glen Prosen  was given to Ponyhour to read and review, opinions are our own.