Meet The Team
Some of you may of known Connie. A sweet and gentle roughly 12 hand Conemara pony who was a part of the team for around 3 years. I knew her from my work at Kate Tapley Horse Treks or more specifically Otahuna Horse Riding in Tai Tapu so I personally knew her for around 10 years. She was a sensitive little girl who was very loving, cute and great to have around. She had several lumps and bumps due cancer making itself know on various parts of her body as well as Cushings diesease which meant she grew a very long winter coat earning her various nick names such as powder puff, polar bear, little fluff among others. She passed away peacefully in the paddock on the 13th September 2017. Rest in peace little one and thank you for being a part of the ABNH team.
Height: 16 hands (about 163 cms)
Personality: Curious, inquisitive, loves to say hello and know what is going on. Enjoys playing with the other horses in the herd and being cheeky by holding a stick in his mouth, like a dog, and harrassing others with it among other things !!! Knows the ridden basics and is a great horse if you want to learn how to take your skills to a more advanced level. Best friends with Zara.
Bashful or Bash for short
Height: Around 15 hands (roughly 153 cms)
Personality: Sensitive, kind, loving, gentle and responsive. Can be forward moving and doesn't need much to respond to what you are asking him to do. He likes it best when riders use there body language to guide him.
Height: Around 14 hands (roughly 142 cms)
Personality: Keen to get to know his riders and enjoys being a part of what is going on. He is reasonably forward moving and can be cheeky occasionally but it is easy to him get back on task. Best friends with Zara and Ollie. Can take all abilities.
Age: Around 20ish
Height: 13.2 hands (137 cms)
Personality: His favorite hobbies are eating, sleeping, being pampered and doing as little as possible !!! Very cute and ideal for those wanting to take life at a slower pace but can be convinced to be energetic too. A very versitile pony that can take all ages and abilities.
Height: 13 hands (132 cms)
Personality: Curious, inquisitive pony who loves to say hello and know what is going on. She can be cheeky at times but is starting to mature into a versatile and adaptable young lady. Pixie knows the basics and is ready to progress in her training. Great for those who would like to take a pony further in their horsemanship journey or learn the basics.