Horse Trek'N Taranaki


Safety Instructions & Appropriate Clothing

  • Riding Helmets will be personally fitted and are mandatory to be worn.
  • All treks are accompanied by a guide, with one guide allocated per group. To maintain an acceptable safety level per trek, my guideline for group numbers will be limited to:
    • 1 to 6 adult beginner riders,
    • 1 to 8 adult riders (only if some are experienced riders),
    • 1 to 4 beginner adult riders with 1 child,
    • 1 to 2 beginner adult riders with 2 children.
    Requests for changes to group numbers will be considered, dependent on your group dynamics and rider details.
  • For rider enjoyment smaller groups are recommended and preferred.
  • I provide full size horses for children, safety precautions deem it not acceptable for a child to double with an adult. Be mindful that your guide can only lead one child at any given time.
  • It is not suitable for riders to take backpacks or carry bags as these may become a hazard.
  • Your guide will carry water should you become thirsty, a mobile phone for any emergency calls and a first aid kit.
  • It is not advisable to carry a mobile phone or camera on you, as these may become a distraction, it is preferable that you hold onto your reins and concentrate on your horse. There is also a high risk of loss or damage.
  • Your guide will take photos of you during the trek which will be supplied to you after your trek and are complimentary. Unless advised otherwise these pictures may also appear on the Facebook page Horse Trekn Taranaki.
  • Sunblock in all seasons is necessary as you will be exposed to the weather.
  • It is recommended that you wear long pants that cover your ankles and long sleeves as it is possible that we will pass by gorse. Appropriate footwear would be gumboots, boots or covered shoes with socks that cover your ankles.
  • Male riders, for your comfort it is advisable that you wear "briefs" style underpants and not boxers.
  • For the well being of the horses all riders must speak and understand English so that you understand and follow instructions to the best of your capabilities.

Horse Trek Disclaimer

For your safety and the safety of other riders, the guides and horses, you will be required to read, agree and sign a Disclaimer which will be presented to you prior to departing on your horse trek.

The Disclaimer is worded as follows:

  • Horse Trekn Taranaki assumes no responsibility for accident, injury or other unforeseen event which may occur.
  • Horse riding is deemed a high risk activity.
  • Horses can be unpredictable and in some circumstances they may react to the environment and also to your conduct or the conduct of other riders.
  • Very occasionally horse riding can involve equipment that may break, even though we do endeavor to regularly check and upgrade gear.
  • Riding safety helmets are provided and personally fitted, these are mandatory.
  • Every precaution has been taken to minimize the associated risk with your safety being our priority, in accordance we ask that you LISTEN CAREFULLY TO INSTRCTIONS AND FOLLOW ADVICE.