Horse Treks

A Lifelong Education

One of the many reasons that life with horses never becomes tiresome is there’s always so much more to learn. I’ve had very little instruction or formal training as a rider, with my learning mostly coming from observation and reading. However, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a week of horsemanship at McGinnis…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Star

Star the standard bred is a big gentle giant that just wants to please.  He has looked after a few guests already this season and was the perfect gentleman. He is great for beginners and if a rider is experienced they will find him responsive to leg and seat. We are so pleased with our…

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Diggers Rest Horses| Con

Diggers Rest Horses

We are gradually introducing the standardbreds into our trail riding mob. Con has officially become a guest horse and is already proving to be a reliable member of the herd. His easy nature and nonplussed attitude are perfect for beginner riders, yet he is responsive to leg, seat and voice if the rider is confident…

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Saddles, Backs and Bums

Diggers Rest Station

Ever wonder what sorts of saddles we use? There’s some variety in our saddle shed, but all of our saddles are either traditional Australian stock saddles or cross breed saddles (combination of Australian stock saddle design and western saddle design). The makes include Kent, Syd Hill, Southern Cross and Trevor James. First and foremost, the…

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Diggers Rest Horses| Molly

Diggers Rest Horses

Last of the foals by Nemo, Molly is close to a month old. She and her mum Corina are both doing well, and Molly has become quite accustomed to a rub and a scratch:) Corina is a very smart mare, and ended last season well when a very good friend of ours, Carola, was working…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Maggie

Maggie must lead a charmed life. She had a very close call with a crocodile this wet season! Fortunately, I saw her soon after the encounter, so we were able to bring her in to the house paddock and doctor her for a while. She is all good now. It was a pleasure looking after…

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What makes a good trekking horse

Diggers Rest horses come in all shapes and sizes, but all of our trekking horses have a few things in common. Firstly, our horses get along well on the trail, so there’s very little kicking or biting going on during our treks…of course, it does help when riders keep their mounts’ noses away from other…

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Kimberley by Horse| guest video

Michael Gruber joined us on a May trek in 2014, and as you can see from this video, he seemed to enjoy the entire journey, from making his way out to the station to the daily rituals in camp. I still enjoy watching this video, and remembering his fresh and appreciative perspective on it all.…

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