‘What I really liked about the Howqua River Ride was that you got to meet people who could tell you about the local history. We encountered very interesting people who were really attached to the area and were happy to share their stories.
We went on this ride because of the movie ‘The Man From Snowy River’ and our guide, Michael, really made us feel like we were living in the movie. We went to areas where the movie was filmed, including the famous cliff scene. We got to gallop through streams with the soundtrack playing on one of our phones! I can’t say that I had a favourite day or experience because the whole ride was fabulous. I rode Betty, a Thoroughbred/Clydesdale cross. She was kind and very light in the mouth, which is what I like. I was told she had been a show jumper and I believe that, as she was very responsive.
Michael is what makes the biggest difference on this ride. He really cares about making sure that you are safe and having the time of your life. He is a great story teller, knows all about the area and is always up for a bit of fun! He is a true horseman and clearly knows his horses. I really can’t say enough great things about him. He certainly went the extra mile with us – even agreeing to take us out on a late night wombat hunt. Sara was also great fun. She went out of her way to make sure that everything ran smoothly and that the horses were all organised. There could not have been two better people to ride with.’