Natural Horsemanship Training

By rvadmin1 | April 17, 2015

What Is So Natural About "It"? Out in the paddock I watch as Lizzy encourages Honcho, one of the River Valley Stables horses, to push a ball around. No ordinary ball this one, rather a ball over 1 metre in diameter. Honcho is certainly not yet at the stage of getting a Manchester United signing, [...]

Natural Horse Training New Zealand at River Valley Stables

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Boredom, Frustration, Surprises, and Passion at The Stables Boring, Boring, BORING! Bored Riders, Bored Guides, BORED HORSES! What To Do? There are many looks of surprise amongst riders at River Valley Stables when they are first introduced to their horses. Much of this surprise factor is around the fact that the horses do not have [...]

How to prepare for a Horse Trek with River Valley Stables, NZ

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How To Get Prepared For a River Valley Stables Horse Trek Sore bum, sunburnt, scary and the horse seems to do whatever it likes. You did not picture your horse trekking experience to be anything like this. First Of All Some Background River Valley Stables offers a range of horse treks and horse riding holidays. [...]

Raft Guide Rescue Course

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Just How Good Are The Hands You Are In When Rafting in New Zealand? Coming round the corner of the river what a scene met us. We first saw an upside down raft, then a number of people apparently stranded on the opposite bank, while one person looked to be trapped in some way in [...]

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The Flavour of a River

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Why River Flavours Vary as Much as Ice Cream Can you imagine this scene? Isla and her mother, Janey, have just walked into Mississippi Mud, Taihape’s one and only Ice Cream shop. Janey says, “Isla, what sort of ice cream would you like today?” 3 year old Isla does not at first reply. She is [...]

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