River Valley Stables - Harmony With Horses, Half Day Horsemanship & Trek

Learn how we train our horses using natural horsemanship techniques, and why we ride our horses bit-less and barefoot.

Then, explore the beautiful back country of rural New Zealand as you ride over hills and across private farmland.

This ride is only suitable for those who have some previous riding experience, and ideal for those who want to learn more about natural horsemanship or try freestyle riding.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • What's included :
    • GEAR PROVIDED - Riding Boots, helmet, Riding chaps, and long oilskin riding coats for changeable weather.
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks

  • Harmony With Horses is a half day horse riding adventure; combining a challenge packed natural horsemanship session, followed by a freestyle ride over the spectacular Rangitikei hill country.

    We start with building a trusting relationship between you and your horse. Next we take you and your horse, who is now your partner, out into the beautiful country side of River Valley. Here you will have the opportunity to try everything you learn’t beforehand. You will be riding over the hills, taking in the spectacular scenery, and if you are up for it, cantering through the fields.

    At River Valley Stables we offer rides for riders, and so this ride is only suitable for people who have some previous riding experience.

    Stop At:

    • River Valley Adventures, 266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape 4792 New Zealand
  • Departure Point :
    River Valley Lodge 266 Mangahoata Road, RD2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • WHAT TO BRING - Long pants, warm top on cooler days, sunscreen
    • Minimum age is usually 13, however we can sometimes make an exception for younger advanced riders - please contact us to check first.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • On public holidays we need a minimum of 2 riders to run this activity
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Only suitable for riders who have some previous riding experience - you must be confident riding at a trot, and learning to canter
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by River Valley Adventures

Activity ID: V-101586P2

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