Meet Kin Kin, one of the most popular mares on our Bush & Beach ride in Noosa. Named after the local town of Kin Kin in Southeast Queensland, the name comes from the Aboriginal name for a species of small black ants that inhabit the area. Being a beautiful black mare, the name is very fitting don’t you think?
Name of horse: Kin Kin
Breed: Australian Stock Horse x Quarter Horse
Gelding or mare: Mare
How did you find the horse? We purchased Kin Kin from an Australian Stock Horse breeder located in Tansey, Queensland.
How long has the horse been in your herd? We have owned Kin Kin for approximately 7 years.
What do riding guests most love about this horse? Kin Kin is a beautiful mare who carries herself in a lovely frame – guests find her very photogenic. She is safe for beginner riders but also has a lot of fun with experienced riders as well.
What do you as guides most love about this horse? Kin Kin is a hassle free horse with no vices. She is easy to stop and happy to jump over a fallen log. She is also a proper lady so our guides love that she doesn’t destroy her rugs and likes to stay clean.
Mention some of the horse’s idiosyncrasies. Kin Kin turns into a bit of a princess when she is confronted with the ocean and pretends she doesn’t like getting her feet wet. However, once she is told by her rider that there is no other option but to go in, she becomes very compliant and actually enjoys herself. She has no problem crossing streams or creeks.
Keen to take Kin Kin for a spin? Check out our award-winning Bush & Beach ride in Noosa here.