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    Horse Trekking Canterbury

    Hiya all,

    I am wanting to go for a horse trek while I'm down in Christchurch at the end of next month. Does anyone have any recommendations of places? I am intermediate skill level, not interested in walking on a near-dead poor old horse soul. I am going with a friend who is also intermediate level but much taller than I...

    Anyone heard of these two?

    Ride horses near Christchurch - ride horses through beautiful scenery

    Waimak River Horse Treks - Home
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    Haven't heard of those two but my daughters go here for riding lessons Horse riding holidays in New Zealand

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    Dougie I do not know of any trekking places but be sure to enquire as to what breed of horses they have (or more to the point ask if they use standard bred pacers). I once paid good money in Glenorchie to ride a bloody horse that had no idea how to trot, canter or gallop. It was like riding a ball busting plank (it was quick though).
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    Cool thanks Stug I have been there before too, didn't realise they did longer treks!
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    Are you able to take a rifle on these treks, ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Are you able to take a rifle on these treks, ?
    I would think not Neckshot. It would frighten the natives.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    The Waimak horses seem pretty tame when I whiz past them in my boat.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    All the best Dougie. At my skill level, I might be best suited to an old Donkey
    I would love to do one down Otago over "The old man" range between Roxburgh and Waikaia.

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    I can't help with down south, but if you are ever in my neck of the woods I can take you on a trek over the Kaimai's via Thompsons Track...great fun in the winter with shit loads of mud.
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    The suspension was fucked on the two i rode, made bumps where there were none and the throttle kept sticking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    The suspension was fucked on the two i rode, made bumps where there were none and the throttle kept sticking.
    VC I will gladly teach you. It is a shit load of fun going flat out on a horse.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    VC I will gladly teach you. It is a shit load of fun going flat out on a horse.
    I don't doubt that, however i like to have a physical mechanical connection with the go and whoa and left and right buttons.

    That way if there is a cock up its my fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I don't doubt that, however i like to have a physical mechanical connection with the go and whoa and left and right buttons.

    That way if there is a cock up its my fault

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    OK so putting it in motor bike terms, you can canter just like standing on the pegs on a trail bike. The stirrups are the pegs, your legs applying pressure are the accelerator and the reins are the handle bars. The only trick is to apply the brakes you need to sit down deep, push down on the stirrups and pull back on the reins. Oh and this is all really a bluff because the horse thinks you are stronger than it is. But you aren't as it is six hundred kilos and you are not so if it takes it into its mind to not do as you ask then you are pretty much stuffed.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Alpine horse safaris ( lake sumner area) and mt lyford horse treks . Wicked country . I'd try them . Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    VC I will gladly teach you. It is a shit load of fun going flat out on a horse.
    Not where I want one for.

 

 

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