In early August 2015 16 of us took part in day ride out of Hedley to the sand dunes with the South Gippsland Horse Trail Riding Group.
We camped based at Razor Back Hut campsite, and took day rides from here, led by Kevin and Sue Thorburn.
These include 2 reasonably demanding rides to Craig’s hut, but by different routes. Also we rode the top of Mt. Stirling. The view from here is spectacular as are the ghost gums in the mist.
Our horses, Guthny and Blikka performed well with plenty of energy. They also adapted well to the other horses. and fitting into a group of new horses, given that this was their first time away.
It gave us confidence to go ahead and plan for the first leg of the Bi-Centennial National trail.
There were 6 horses and riders. We headed off from near Healesville and finished at Licola, covering about 270 ks. Some of the track is very demanding, with repeated steep climbs and descents on spurs. The country and rivers are magnificent. The horses need to be shod on this track.
Again the horses settled in well to the group and were still willing at the end.
This was an exhilarating experience for the horses and riders. They seemed to enjoy it as much as we did!
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