What was it like to grow up in an adventure company, NZ

By rvadmin1 | May 17, 2015

What Was It Like To Grow Up In An Adventure Company? River Valley is a multi generational adventure company, now with the 3rd generation of the family taking up the reins as part of the management team. We asked Janey, Brian and Nicola Megaw's eldest daughter, and now Operations Manager at River Valley, what it [...]

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Link between nature and well being

By rvadmin1 | April 29, 2015

Do You Know there is a Link between Nature and Your Health? The fug of pressure lay upon me. I had been dodging writing the latest River Valley Newsletter. "Was strong the resistance to writing," as Yoda the Star Wars Jedi would have said. And yet what I wanted to write about was something that [...]

Categries: Articles Rafting

Natural Horsemanship, horse whispering

By rvadmin1 | April 17, 2015

Nicola Megaw Meet The Horse Whispering Mama “Mama, Mama”, a slight pause, then the young voice repeats itself, “Mama, Mama, I got a present for you!” Mama is not always sure that having the grandchildren each Monday morning is that great a present. Janey, their mother breezes into the house loaded with bags, which are [...]

Natural Horsemanship Training

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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 [...]

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