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The Horse Herd

Brenda

Brenda

Breed: Appaloosa

Gender: female 

Brenda is one of our leader horses and takes people of all ages and sizes, She’s best known for taking lots of 5 year old kids and she takes really good care of them. Her Husband is Big Mac, and she loves affection.

Big Mac

Mac

Breed: Standardbred horse

Gender: male

Big Mac is one of our tallest horses and he’s been here at MBHT the longest, he loves trekking and he’s the grandpa horse who looks out for everyone and makes sure everyone is doing their job right. His wife Brenda and mac is great with all customers, especially kids.

Gizzy

Gizzy

Breed: Gisborne Bred

Gender: female

Our resident “beyonce” is photogenic, always looking beautiful and built like a woman with the most amazing curves you have ever seen. Gizzy is cheeky and fun, she looks after her customers and makes sure you’ll have a story to go home with.

Gypsy

Gypsy

Breed: Gisborne Bred

Gender: female

Soft and sweet is this gorgeous girl, she’s safe and looks after you like a mumma bear watches her cub. She is great with kids and also loves to take out more experienced customers for a bit more excitement. 

Ricky Baker

Ricki baker

Breed: Gisborne Bred

Gender: male

He’s not much of a cuddler, ricky is more your “get up and go” type of horse, he walks with purpose and isn’t scared of anything. His favorite activity is our very experienced treks where he gets to gallop up the open beach, this is his happy place.

Luna

Luna

Breed: Thoroughbred

Gender: female  

Luna is somewhat of a goofball, she’s not your typical trekker as she’s a ex racehorse, however she wasn’t exactly a winner and so was looking for a more chilled out lifestyle where she could kickback and hang with her mates and watch the world passby.

Scooter

Scooter

Breed: Gisborne Bred

Gender: male

If unicorns exist then our Scooter is one for sure! He’s such a sweetheart and very stunning, His white and gold coat can be seen for miles. Scooter takes his time in life, he likes his routine and he likes following the rules.

Sparky

Sparky

Breed: Morgan cross Arabian horse 

Gender:male 

Saara’s other private horse and her regular riding mount, Sparky is a bit of a special lad, he’s had a blurry past and was very frightened of humans when he came to Saara almost two years ago.

Since then Sparky has formed a very special bond with Saara and the two have crossed some huge milestones. He’s often a guide horse for Saara now and they are even practising some liberty training together.

Panda

Panda

Breed: Gisborne Bred

Gender: male
Called “Panda” for obvious reasons, this boy is one of a kind, he can do it all, takes kids, adults, beginners through to the most experienced horse riders, he jumps, hunts, and looks flash doing it all. He’s even taken the famous Billie Eilish out for a trek here at MBHT.

Olly

Olly

Breed: Clydesdale horse

Gender: male

Get ready for a heartfelt moment, this guy will melt the coldest of ice queens, his gorgeous Egyptian eyeliner and huge round eyes will have you hooked! You can find Olly on the front rail at the horse park waiting to soak up all the cuddles and love and hoping for the occasional carrot. His best friend is Frankie 

Frankie

Frankie

Breed: Clydesdale horse

Gender: male


The most amazing clydesdale you’ll ever meet. Frankie sports a big round butt and huge fluffy feet but don’t let that fool you, he has the heart of a thoroughbred and he’s jaw dropping handsome. Frankie takes fast rides too, imagine galloping up the beach with those big hooves thundering under you. He’s also the Winner of the Clydesdale Cup 2020.

Strawberry

Strawberry

Breed: Clydesdale horse

Gender: female 

The Eeyeor of Clydesdales, but a happy one at that. Strawberry or “straw” as we call her is a great big soft natured girl, she knows her job and knows it well, she’s super chill and goes with the flow. On her days off you can find her in the paddock hanging with the other clydies

Flynn

Flynn

Breed: Gisborne Bred

Gender: male

One of our oldest boys he’s usually babysitting the young stock and teaching them a thing or two about life, but every so often Flynn can be found coming out for a small trek just to keep his muscles moving and getting some fresh air. Flynn is 22 years old and spent his life trekking and mustering over many parts of New Zealand

Lotus

Lotus

Breed: Thoroughbred

Gender: male

Lotus is one of Saara’s (owner of MBHT) private horses, he’s semi-retired but comes out to the trails as a guide horse for Saara and to stretch his legs, Lotus is a schoolmaster and is beautiful to ride, although older now he can still fly up the beach at speed.

Quest

Quest

Breed: Thoroughbred cross 

Gender: male

Quest is a newbie to our team here at MBHT and he’s come a long way since arriving back in May 2019, he had a few issues with trusting people and making friends with other horses.

Lucky for Quest Lucie one of our staff members gave quest a lot of her love and time and since then she has figured out quest loves to jump and trek down the beach with his friends. He’s now one of the best trekkers and takes care of his riders, he loves Lucie in return and the two of them are quite a lovely pair.

Tahi

Tahi

Breed: Gisborne Bred

Gender: male


“Tahi” translates to one in Māori, and we think this is the perfect name for our new young 3 year old boy. We have no doubt in our minds that Tahi is going to hold the number one place in a lot of hearts in the future. Gorgeous, honest and quiet this lad is in training currently and will be out on the treks in no time, keep an eye out for him.

Bella

bella

Breed: Clydesdale horse

Gender: female

If safety is your concern then Bella is your girl, she introduced many to the world of riding and even taught one of the owners of MBHT ‘Simon’ to ride. She walks at her own pace (slowly) and is confident doing so, she also feels like a big soft armchair which makes for a very pleasant hack.

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