I booked a tour via telephone and got a horse trek for the day I wanted, which was great. Because I am not a total beginner, I got a private tour with Emma. It was a great ride and I was amazed by how well-behaved the horses were. I had Moana – a lovely horse who was relaxed and easy-going although she was only 4 years old!!! We trotted, cantered and enjoyed great views over the Bay of Islands. My highlight was definitely when we went for a swim with the horses in the pacific. I have never done that before and loved every second!