High Country Horses
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About HCH

High Country Horses is nestled in the foothills of Merrijig in North East Victoria; the gateway to the Victorian High Country.

Owner/operators Chris and Fiona Dunlop have over 93 years of horse experience between them and have a passion for the high country and the integrity of the environment in which they are privileged to operate.  They take great pride in their horses and in sharing the magic of the mountains with everyone that rides with them.

Our horses are tried and true mountain horses, as honest as the day is long.  We have horses to suit every level of rider and the flexibility to adjust the ride according to your ability.  Our tour guides are professional horseman and women with a sound knowledge of the environment as well as good knowledge of local folklore.

Our aim is to provide an adventure that takes in as much of the magnificent high country as we can ensuring our guest have a memorable, but most importantly, a safe experience.

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Our horses...

 

"......And God took a handful of southerly wind, and blew His breather over it and created the horse...."  Bedouin Legend

We are proud to say that our reputation has been built on the quality of our horses and the care that we provide for them. They are an important part of our family.

We carefully select our horses based first on their temperament, then on their confirmation.  We find that good boned horses with a short back and a good length of rein are best suited to our work.

Whilst we do breed some of our own horses the majority of our herd have been purchased from private owners and we have been very fortunate to have some gifted to us from people who have ridden with us.

We have all types of breeds from clydie x's, quarter horses, stock horses, morgan x's, arabs to andalusions.

We mainly ride in very comfotable Wintec stock saddles with a few horses that are difficult to saddle fit have military saddles. 

Our horses are barefoot and have been for many years.  They use boots as required.

Whilst they work extremely hard over the riding season they get turned out over winter to relax and just be horses.

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