While Ann and Claire were staying with us, we decided to treat the girls to a horse-trek. As it was very settled weather, we chose Briar's Beach Trekking at Maketu, and highly recommend them. The trip was three hours and was professionally organised, interesting, and most importantly, fun!
First; get a helmet, You need one that fits so it will be safe and comfortable.
A short talk about the route the trail will take, and safety. The girls put on sunscreen and take drinking bottles in their saddlebags because the day is bright and clear.
Then they are paired with their mounts. Good care is taken to ensure the right horse for the level of experience of the rider.
The girls already look as though they were raised in the saddle.
So off they go; through the gate, over the road,
and over the hill...
...over the lush farmland pasture ...
...but not too close to the edge although there's a great view down to the beach!
It's getting hot - time to get that jacket off.