Although our initial impression wasn't great, as our rides were 20 minutes late, (but hey, it is Far North QLD), as soon as our horses trotted into view everything was perfect. These are no Thoroughbreds, but brumbies and their offspring, hardy little beasts typical of QLD. They were in beautiful condition, with excellent saddles and tack generally, placid and trained to Chrissy's voice. Chrissy, who leads the ride along the stunning Kurrimine Beach, clearly adores her horses and their brumby heritage. My aunt, a highly experienced rider, found hers a little unresponsive, as the horses aren't trained to a light touch, but that was perfect for a pretty ordinary rider like myself. Most importantly, my six year old daughter had a brilliant time on a gorgeous little grey called Willy. Chrissy led her on a rope for a while until she had determined my daughter's ability, then let her walk and then trot herself, all the while riding almost knee to knee to keep a close eye on her. It was an excellent combination of care, and allowing my girl to practice and extend her recently learnt skills. At no time was I concerned for her safety, or chafing at over-protectiveness. I was the only one that needed a hand as my mount Bossy has a particular liking for a wade, and indulged himself despite my best efforts.
Highly recommended for beginners and good riders. If you are experienced and want a good gallop, perhaps tell Chrissy when booking as it may affect her choice of mounts. We would definitely return.
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