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Natural Horsemanship and Treks

Natural Horsemanship and Treks
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Kate Tapley Horse Riding Centres teach and apply the principles of Natural Horsemanship. We run two Centers: Mt Lyford Horse Riding, North Canterbury and Otahuna Horse Riding close to Christchurch. We offer horse trekking, lessons, clinics, riding programmes for women, families, groups and businesses, demonstrations, two to six days of riding by the day, or destinations such as Hanmer Springs and Governors Bay, both luxury and budget options. An excellent range of affordable attractive accommodation is available near to both Centres to make this the best horsey holiday ever. Each ride provides you with helmets, gloves, long riding coats, chaps, saddle bags, and digital photo service, lunch and hot cups of tea provided on day rides.
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User Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5
My 15 year old son and I spent 5 days with Kate's trainer at Mt Lyford. We knew nothing about horses and wanted to learn from someone who taught with more natural techniques. The trainer shared so much with us over that period of time. We learned how horses think as prey animals, how to approach and communicate with them so that they willingly responded with softness, and how to be safe with horses by understanding their special qualities. We participated in pre-ride and post-ride care as well as catching and feeding the horses. There is so much to learn! Consequently we have a growing enthusiasm for horses and in search of additional training.
Posted by Josephine on 2011-10-16 18:16:32