Arrive on Sunday afternoon and move into the Shearer’s quarters or one of the beautiful cottages. Explore Kimo on foot before you meet with your riding companions and your guide for the week. Have a drink on the veranda, enjoy dinner, hear about the program for the week and look forward to what this adventure has in store for you.
Following breakfast meet the horses and get to know your equine partner for the week. This will then be followed by an introductory session about Australian Horsemanship and Stockmanship. In the afternoon you will go out on your first ride and enjoy some of the beautiful Kimo scenery on horseback.
In the morning you will learn about cattle work and what it takes to work with your horse in partnership when rounding up or mustering cattle. You will then be able to put the learnings to work in the afternoon by taking on a job which depends on what’s on the station’s work agenda. It might include anything from mustering cattle, yard work like earmarking, checking water troughs and bores, checking and repairing fences, etc.
In the early evening, you will be taken on a ‘Kimo-style cruise’ going up to the Kimo hills in the ute (Aussie for pick-up truck) and you will have a glass of bubbly and nibbles while enjoying the beautiful sunset.
This will be an all day ride exploring Kimo and getting some jobs done on the way, like checking fences and water troughs. There will be a picnic lunch out in the paddock, before you ride back home in the early afternoon. In the evening you will venture into town and have a chance to catch up with the locals and have a bit of a yarn (Aussie for chat). Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
This day is reserved for serious learnings and work out in the paddock and what’s on the agenda largely depends on the work program of the station for the day.
Unbelievable how fast the days have passed. Unfortunately after breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends and beautiful Kimo. And no, you cannot take your horse with you!
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