Highland Ponies in Glen Prosen

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‘ … it was an experience that will last in my memory for many years …’


It was a photoshoot that photographer & writer Matt Limb had long wanted to undertake. To be in the Scottish Highlands with a ghillie, deer stalking.  But not just any ghillie.  This ghillie had to work traditionally, using trained Highland Ponies to bring the stags and hinds off the hill.


It was following a chance introduction to Eric Starke, winner of the highly prestigious Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies at the Scottish Game Fair, that Matt’s long-awaited photographic road-trip to Scotland came into being.  At last, he could follow and photograph that dwindling breed of traditional Highland ghillies.

After working closely with Eric, planning and organising, Matt travelled to the Angus Glens to spend time on the hill with him and his ponies, Cally & Mia.  When he returned home Matt had the photographs he had long wanted to capture.

After some thought during compiling and editing the photography, along with support from The Highland Pony Society, the notion for his book, Highland Ponies in Glen Prosen, came into existence. The book, which is a large-format high-quality coffee table book, captures and records one of the remaining Scottish ghillies that breeds, trains and works Highland Ponies.

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Readers Comments and Feedback

‘ … I can’t begin to tell you how absolutely over the moon I am with this book, the two passions in my life, Scotland and Highland Ponies both in one place … Helen, Lancashire …’

‘ … the book came today and I’ve just looked at it, well done, it looks very very good and I’m not aware of anything else like it …..’    Eric Starke, Ghillie in Glen Prosen 

In a text from a son to his father;  ‘ … that’s the best book anyone has ever bought me’  Drew, Wales

‘ … thank you very much it is a beautiful book and will sit nicely with my country book collection ..’  Alan, Lancs

‘ … a beautiful book …’  Catherine, Wiltshire

‘ The book is lovely: I’m so happy I ordered it’   Klara, Washington USA