King Island Trail Rides is owned and operated by your trail guides, Michael and Eliza. Both of us have grown up on King Island, learning to ride from an early age. We have been around horses all our lives and are keen to share our passion of horses and knowledge of King Island with people from all walks of life. Safety is our first priority - followed very closely by the comfort and well being of both riders and horses.
Our office is located in Edward Street, Currie and the rides leave from our 150 acre property on Badger Box Creek, approx 7km South of Currie. It's only a short 4 minute drive from town to the farm.
Our horses have been carefully selected for their temperament and ability to be ridden on a loose rein. We run our horses as a herd (altogether in the same paddock) this way the pecking order is always already established. Each one has their own unique personality and we are sure you will have as much fun with them as we do. They are friendly, well mannered and experienced, making them suitable for all levels of riding ability. You will be sure to be paired with a horse/pony suitable to your size and riding skills.
We use Australian made stock saddles and bridles. Each saddle is bought sized to suit each individual horse ie each horse has its own saddle and an Equipedic saddle pad. We are very mindful of the comfort of our horses.
On arrival, we will supply you with your riding gear, which include a helmet that conforms to industry standards and requirements. and a mount to suit your ability. We ask that people wear long pants and shoes with a heel (some riding boots are available if required). Before the ride commences, basic riding instructions are provided, with ongoing guidance as you go (if required).
Private rides are available upon request, we can provide custom tailored rides to various other locations upon request. Please contact us to enquire about tailoring a ride to suit your needs.