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FAQs

Here are some of our more frequently asked questions - if you require more information feel free to contact us:

How experienced do I need to be?
How should I describe my experience?
Can my young children ride?
What should we wear?
What if it rains?
What is a Custom Ride?
Can we just come and watch horse training or an exhibition?



How experienced do I need to be?
We cater to all levels of experience – from those who have never been on a horse before to very advanced riders.

If you are a beginner and are worried about coming with friends who have more riding experience – don’t be! Our experienced guides allow beginners to take it easy whilst the experienced riders get more freedom, so it all works out.

We will always make sure that we know how much experience of riding you have before you come along in order for us to select a suitable horse and assign the right number of guides to the ride.

How should I describe my experience?
Below is a guideline to help you describe your experience levels to our staff. Not everyone will fit the categories exactly, but this will give us an general idea of your current level.
 
Beginner
You have limited or no experience of riding, are unable to post/rise to the trot and do not canter.
 
Novice
You are capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, can post/rise to the trot for moderate lengths and (possibly) canter for short lengths.
 
Intermediate
You have a firm seat, are confident and in control at all paces in an outdoor environment (including posting/riding trots and canters) but do not ride regularly.
 
Strong intermediate
You are an intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
 
Advanced
All of the above, and you also have an independent seat, soft hands, and are capable of handling a spirited horse in open country.

Can my young children ride?
Yes. We have some horses that are ideal for the youngsters to sit on whilst they are led out on the ride from another horse.
 
Don’t forget that parents and other family members can join the ride too. This allows the family to experience it together, rather than let the kids having all the fun!


What should we wear?
Please wear enclosed shoes (e.g. sneakers/joggers), long, comfortable pants and clothing appropriate for the weather. We have some loan equipment if you get stuck, but please note these are in very limited supply.

And don't forget your camera!

What if it rains?
Riding in the rain is all part of the adventure! To keep you and the saddle dry we will fit you out in the iconic Aussie full-length oilskin.
 
During winter, we can also offer indoor riding in our covered arena. This is not quite the same as the outdoor adventure but ideal if you strike terrible weather or if you just want riding coaching.

What is a Custom Ride?
We are often asked to provide a different riding experience and we always try to make your dream come true.
 
We have faciliated beach rides, romantic twilight rides for couples with a special surprise treat at the end, rides for schools, rides in amongst the cattle, eco-tours and so on. If you have your own destination, for example a winery or private farm, we can also bring the horses to you.
 
Prices will of course vary depending on what is involved, such as horse transport, but you can be guaranteed that we will always do our very best to meet your needs.

Can we just come and watch horse training or an exhibition?
Yes – for those who would like some entertainment but don’t want to ride themselves, we always have something going on. Please contact us for more information and bookings.
 
We provide a number of training and horsemanship exhibitions, especially for groups (large or small) and tour coaches.
 
 
 
 
***For your safety and that of other riders
please note the following:***
 
Your participation in the ride is conditional on accepting that your guide has the authority to refuse to allow you to either commence the ride or to continue on the ride if they deem that your behaviour, state of health or abilities are diminished to the point where you may endanger the safety and welfare of yourself, other riders and the horses.
 
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