It’s Early October – What’s Happening at River Valley

By Brian | October 12, 2019

It’s Early October - What’s Happening at River Valley It is time for another River Valley update. What a busy couple of weeks it has been! We have certainly gone up several gears in a short time. Here are a few of the highlights of what has been happening (in no particular order). A wedding. [...]

What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season?

By Brian | September 27, 2019

What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season? What have you to look forward to at River Valley these coming warmer months? It is that time of year when our forward bookings really start to pick up. Whether by phone, email or direct from the website, increasing numbers of people are [...]

That Time of Year

By Brian | September 13, 2019

Goings on at the Valley The wild weather of early Spring is truly here. When the sun is out, and the wind tends to the north, the days are warm. When the sun is not out, and the wind tends to the south, temperatures plunge. The ground quickly becomes sodden, but also quickly dries, as [...]

Farewell Indian Summer

By Brian | May 25, 2019

Farewell Indian Summer The month of May is the last month of our horse trekking season. May 2019 has been a phenomenal amazing month of dry weather and warm sunny days, with gorgeous vivid hues of blues, greens and gold, painting the landscape, highlighted by the soft light cast low on the horizon.  In May [...]

Taken From The Wild

By Brian | April 20, 2019

Taken From The Wild The beauty of Autumn has arrived. Once again, I find myself in a quandary. To take or not to take. To save or to leave to the hands of fate. I’m referring to the annual muster of the wild horses in the Kaimanawa Ranges. I have been fortunate to have had [...]

Thoughts on Using Holistic Grazing Management with a Horse Trekking Herd

By Brian | December 21, 2018

Thoughts on Using Holistic Grazing Management with a Horse Trekking Herd As I write this it is the 18th December here at Pukeokahu on the central plateau hill country of the North Island of New Zealand. This is early summer, with the long days really starting to heat up. Out on the horse pasture, the [...]

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