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Dalwhinnie Voices

Using a pony to carry a stag carcass off the hill.
Dalwhinnie Voices
Using a pony to carry a stag carcass off the hill.

The traditional method of carrying stag carcasses back to the larder by Highland pony during the stalking season is still used on Ben Alder Estate, where much of the ground is too steep to use an all terrain vehicle.
Picture added on 20 January 2011 at 13:44
Comments:
This is a great picture - people see Dalwhinnie as entirely 'wild and natural' - but it's not, of course, and it's the managed stalking which has created the landscape surrounding Dalwhinnie over many generations.
Added by Verity Walker on 20 January 2011
My late father-in-law was a ponyman/stalker on the Ardverikie estate 50 years ago and often regaled me with anecdotes of his times on the hill with the 'Toffs'. This picture encapsulates all the memories I have of him and his description of the hardships endured on the stalk.
Added by John Smith. Essex. on 23 May 2011
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Added by 1 on 23 February 2013
That looks to have been taken right at the summit of Bealach Dubh, Loch Pattack in the distance?
Added by Mark Cullen on 25 August 2015
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