New Program for 2008-2009 June 2008
We are enthused about introducing our exciting program for next season, November 2008 through to April 2009. We have made quite a few changes this year, mostly in response to prompting from our customers.
We are re-introducing our famous Seven day ride in February 2009, a great opportunity to enjoy the best of the Bogongs, both Mount Fainter and Mount Bogong in the one trip. Of course we are still offering the choice of a five-day Mount Bogong packhorse adventure and our three, four and five day Mount Fainter packhorse adventures.
In association with master horseman Wayne Banney, we have expanded the Natural Horsemanship ride/clinic program to three rides, one starting in early December. These popular clinics combine our renowned packhorse tours with an opportunity to improve riding and horsemanship skills in a working environment. Although we have a fantastic team of horses, bred and trained here at Tawonga, you can bring your own horse along.
New for this coming season we have introduced two fun and informative clinics designed for young travellers and Aussies- our five-day Australian Horsemanship and bush skills course. Designed for backpackers, especially those with some horse experience in their home country, who are keen to learn the Australian way of riding and using horses especially in a bush setting. Participants will learn all about safe riding, handling and management of horse stock, preparing for overnight and longer camping trips with horses, planning for and using packhorses, the horse camp, cooking with fire, basic hoof care, saddle repairs and maintenance and a swag of other skills and hints. The program is based at the homestead yards with three days out in the bush. What a great way to start your Australian adventure and set yourself up for work and travel all over the Australian horse world.
Inevitably the economic realities of the modern world have forced us to a review of our prices. The increases come into effect from July 1st 2008, so if you can commit with a booking and deposit for a ride over the 2008-2009 season, by June 30th 2008, we will honour our current pricing.