Horse trainer Emma Massingdale took her ponies Albert and Ernie to the Shetland Islands
Emma Massingale accompanied Albert and Ernie back to their native roots as part of her latest equestrian challenge.
During the month-long adventure, the ponies travelled around the rugged islands running free with local herds.
They also took a trip out on the water to mirror the historic way Shetlands were moved from one island to another by boat.
Ms Massingale, 34, from Devon, was pictured loading the ponies onto a motor boat before they sailed to the islands.
The ponies were taken back to their native roots as part of her equestrian challenge
Ms Massingdale and the ponies spent one month travelling around the rugged islands
She said: “We had practised on a local lake beforehand to see what they made of it.
We had practised on a local lake beforehand to see what they made of it
“The first time we tried, Albert got his front feet on the boat but left his back feet off but they were really good by the end – Ernie had a little look but then hopped straight on.
“It’s a wildlife haven out there with dolphins and orcas, quite weird alongside the ponies.”
The leading horse trainer used her relationship with Albert and Ernie to interact with wild ponies
Once in the Shetland Islands, Ms Massingale used her relationship and trust with Albert and Ernie to interact with local wild ponies.
She is a specialist and professional horse trainer, having developed her own unique way of communicating with herds of horses.
In addition to working with horses, Emma is an adventurer with a passion for climbing, she has traversed the French and Swiss Alps and the cliffs of the UK.
Her latest adventures will be shown on BBC’s the One Show on Wednesday.