Meeting the Horses
A hearty breakfast, then up to the Stables to meet the horses. Strong sure footed hill country trekking horses.
You will already have indicated the type of saddle you preferred, and as much as possible, this preference has been met. Soon you are mounted, and heading out of the yards for the big adventure.
And what an adventure. You will ride around the flanks of 3000ft high Pukeokahu, before following a trail down into the Rangitikei River Canyon.
A canyon of immense papa cliffs, river terraces, and crystal clear water. That water will need to be crossed a number of times as you travel downstream towards your destination, Tarata Fishaway Lodge.