Monthly Archives: April 2015


Link between nature and well being

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-30T04:42:23+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Articles, Rafting|4 Comments

Natural Horsemanship, horse whispering

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 [...]

Natural Horsemanship Training

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 [...]

Natural Horse Training New Zealand at River Valley Stables

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 [...]

How to prepare for a Horse Trek with River Valley Stables, NZ

How To Get Prepared For a River Valley Stables Horse Trek Sore bum, sunburnt, scary and the horse seems to do whatever it likes. You did not picture your horse trekking experience to be anything like this. First Of All Some Background River Valley Stables offers a range of horse treks and horse riding [...]

The Flavour of a River

Why River Flavours Vary as Much as Ice Cream Can you imagine this scene? Isla and her mother, Janey, have just walked into Mississippi Mud, Taihape’s one and only Ice Cream shop. Janey says, “Isla, what sort of ice cream would you like today?” 3 year old Isla does not at [...]

By | 2017-05-30T03:46:40+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Adventure Travel, Articles, Rafting|0 Comments