This impressively large stone stands just to the NW of the Giant’s Grave cairn.
The Saddlin’ Mare supposedly got its name through strength-testing. Men were challenged to lift a smaller, round, heavy stone up onto the point of the standing stone. This cannon ball-like stone was known as the saddle for the mare’s back.
This stone is wrongly named Clach Ossian on the 1867 OS map, but the real Clach Ossian is just over a kilometre further up the glen.
There appears to have been some confusion regarding the use of the names Clach Ossian, Giant’s Grave and Soldier’s Grave over the years.
The stone is approximately 1.80m tall.
OS Map for Saddlin' Mare
OS Explorer map 368/OL47
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Alternative names for Saddlin' Mare
Clach Ossian; Ossian's Grave; Saddle the Mare; Saddlin' Mear; Saddling Mare; Sadlin' Mare; Sadlin' Mear; Sma' Glen