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Back-country Horse Trekking: Family Fun On Four Legs

Back-country horse trekking: Family fun on four legs

“I’m terrified,” says my youngest daughter. She’s never been on a horse before and is sat bolt upright on her horse as we enter the second paddock on our first ever family horse trek.

We are staying at Baton Run Farm. It’s fair to say it’s off the beaten track. You get to it by travelling about an hour down the Moteuka Valley Highway from Moteuka at the top of the South Island. And then travel about 20 minutes down an unsealed road.

But it’s worth the trip. Baton Run Farm is situated in a glacial valley, ringed by hills and right next to the Kahurangi National Park. It feels like you’ve really got away from everything.


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