RIVER VALLEY STABLES
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 5
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 4
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 3
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 2
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 1
A Rising Star's First Hurdles - Working With a Young Horse
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 5In this, the final part of our interviews with 4 Star Parelli Natural Horse Training Instructor Russell Higgins covers off how we should work with horses, and what courses he will be holding over the next few months, and in which countries.
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 4In this, our 4th Interview of the series with Russell Higgins, Russell talks about the most common problems that come up in natural horse training clinics, and what he finds is his biggest challenge.
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 3This is the third part of our River Valley Stables Interviews with Russell Higgins, a Parelli 4 Star Instructor. In this interview Russell talks about how horse and riders benefit from the Parelli Natural Horse Training System, and how this system differs from more traditional teaching systems.
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 2This is the second Interview with Russell Higgins, a 4 Star Parelli Natural Horse Training Instructor. In it Russell outlines what the benefits are to both Horse and Rider under the Parelli System. These interviews took place at River Valley Stables, Taihape, New Zealand, where Natural Horsemanship techniques are the basis of trekking horse training.
How Natural is "It"? Horsemanship with Russel Higgins Part 1This is the first in a series of short videos where we interview Russell Higgins, a 4 Start Parelli Instructor. What is the story behind this Natural Horsemanship business, and why would River Valley Stables adopt it? Does it give both horse and rider a better experience? Watch the series to find out. More information on River Valley Stables treks can be found at
A Rising Star's First Hurdles - Working With a Young HorseCalibre, a 12 month old colt born at River Valley Stables in Taihape, New Zealand, is introduced to a rope, halters and leading for the first time. Didn't he do well? Calibre is part of the breeding program at River Valley Stables that concentrates on raising horses with good constitution, and suited for a horse trekking environment where he will have a variety of riders, with differing ability levels, riding him.
Rafting - A Fun Way to Team Build
Mountains to Vineyard - Rafting Journeys on the Ngaruroro River
Overnight Family Rafting Trips
Rafting Magic, Rangitikei River, New Zealand
Rafting - A Fun Way to Team BuildWhile they did spend a good deal of time in the Conference Room, they still found the energy to get out on the Grade 5 white water rafting section of the Rangitikei River. Ants and Janey guided, Brian and Spence took photos and ran safety. Great being out on the water with everybody!
Mountains to Vineyard - Rafting Journeys on the Ngaruroro RiverOvernight rafting trips on the Ngaruroro River, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - a beautiful overnight wilderness river rafting trip, complemented with good food, good wine, and great guides. Trips depart October to December only on this seldom visited river.
Overnight Family Rafting TripsA great way to beat outdoors deficit disorder in your children is to take the family on an overnight rafting trip. The beautiful canyons of the Rangitikei River on the central North Island of New Zealand are the ideal place to go exploring. You can journey through magnificent river canyons, take side hikes to spectacular waterfalls and spend time relaxing around the fire at a campsite.
Rafting Magic, Rangitikei River, New ZealandBrian, while on the river a great deal, seldom guides customer rafts these days. 24th May was an exception, river was about 20 cumecs, great crew, a bit out of control at times, but lots of fun had by all. Brian says, thanks to his team of Paul, Gerard, Mathew, Rachel, Sam and Greg for a fun day out. Winter rafting rocks.