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post #1 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Horses on the beach in NZ??

I have a pretty simple question regarding riding on the beach in New Zealand. I've always wanted to go to the beach with my gelding, but some lady once told me that you have to buy a sort of license to go riding on the beach. Was she right or can you just ride on the beach for free (as long as you pick up the manure ) ???
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 07:18 AM
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You don't need a license but you do need to check online whether horses are allowed on a particular beach first. Some beaches allow them but may have rules like you have to stay below the high tide mark or can only ride in certain areas.

I live in auckland and there are lots of beaches popular with riders like muriwai beach and karioitahi beach on the west coast, its good fun and you always bump into other people to ride with. These beaches also allow vehicles so it can get busy during summer with cars, motorbikes etc. Even ridden past a hovercraft which was interesting!
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-16-2013, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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I live in auckland, too!
Awesome that I don't need a license!
And about other vehicles, I really hope Luca won't spook (he's still green) but he seems fine with vehicles. *fingers crossed*


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Over winter would be a good time to see what your horse is like with the vehicles when its quieter. I found over summer that some people particularly the ones on motorbikes weren't very respectful with the horses - roaring past us quite closely or doing circles around us. Also people with dogs off-leash that would let their dogs run up to the horses, I found that quite frustrating because I love dogs and would hate for one of them to get kicked. Riding with a good solid horse as a companion always helps. Have fun, nothing better than a canter along the beach!
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-16-2013, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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