Diggers Rest Horse Trekking

A snippet from our May trek of 2018

Here’s a look at our four day horse trek from last May. Images and video were taken by Ange Coote Photography, and compiled into this clip by Rachel Dillon. It really does give you a good gander into what our horse treks are all about. Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter

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A brief guide to horse riding ability levels

Riding ability is a somewhat relative rating, but it does help when matching horse to rider. The author Tom Cole, when asked if he could ride, would respond that he could ride a good, quiet horse. He was a horse breaker in the Kimberley and the Northern Territory back in the 1920s and 30s, but…

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Fitness and riding go hand in hand

This post is more of a personal editorial but an important subject nonetheless. The older I get, the more I am aware of my fitness, and just how easily it can slip away. Working with horses and riding as often as I can remains at the top of my “what makes me happy” list. So,…

Who doesn't love a water crossing?

Portraits from our May Trek in 2018

Professional photographer and Diggers Rest devotee Ange Butler joined us on our May trek last season. She has quite an eye for portraits! We love when Ange and her husband Jake Butler (who happens to be a very talented portrait painter and photographer) join us on a trek or a muster, and leave us with…

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The wet season has arrived!

We have been waiting for decent rains and they have finally arrived! The creeks and the King are running high, and the dams have had a good fill. Another bonus of the recent rain is that daily temps have dropped below forty degrees celcius. The sun is out today, and I think I can see…

Hans Huysman photography

Travel plans

Travel plans can take some time, so the sooner you tackle the how and the when, the sooner you can focus on your upcoming adventure! If you are flying to the Kimberley, Airnorth and Virgin Australia service our closest airport, Kununurra KNX airport code. Greyhound runs buses from Darwin, NT and Broome, WA, but flights that are booked in advance…

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Christmas at Diggers

It’s a casual affair here at Diggers. We never make plans as we never know what the King River will be doing this time of year. We do enjoy the peace and quiet, and catching up with friends and family through many a phone conversation. Our horses in the house paddock may get an extra…

Diggers Rest horse trekking

Diggers Rest Horses|Pluto

Pluto is a tough, solid grey gelding that has taken some time to bring around, but the efforts of a few have been well worth it. He has been in good hands with some of our firm but gentle riders, and does well with quiet natured blokes. Pluto has proven himself to be steady under…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Queenie

Queenie is another one of our standardbreds that has proven to be invaluable! This solid mare has a lovely nature and can be trusted to look after any rider. She has been on the annual cattle muster, helped run horses in, and joined our trekking mob on our extended treks.   Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter