This is not your normal pony-ride formula … the trek takes customers through native rainforests, alongside a beautiful river and across lush farmland.
Briar's caters for total novices with horses of a ‘steady temperament,’ right up to expert riders. Rides cost from $65, depending on the length of ride. There are pony rides for kids. Bookings essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
540 State Highway 33, Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty, (07) 533 2582 or 027-406-2477, www.briarshorsetrek.co.nz