Horse Podcast Ep 68: Saving the Wild Horses of New Zealand

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 68 - Saving the Wild Horses of New Zealand

On today’s episode Ute talks with Kelly Wilson, one of the Wilson Sisters, who have been at the frontline to save and popularise the feral Kaimanawa horses of New Zealand’s North Island. Kelly and her sisters grew up around horses and have been all successful show jumpers even before they discovered the Kaimanawa horses. Once they found out about them, they have been hooked, adopting and training several of them each year and also participated in events with the Mustangs of the USA and the Brumbies of Australia. Kelly is also a successful photographer and writer, having published several books about her journey with horses all around the world.

Taming Wild Horses – A life every girls dreams of!

Who has not dreamed about taming a wild horse and competing with him successfully in competitions? What has remained a dream for most of us, is daily life for Kelly Wilson. With dedication and hard work she and her sisters have managed to save hundreds of Kaimanawa horses from the slaughterhouse and turned them into riding horses.

Subscribe to our horse podcast using Apple Podcasts or Android, and never miss an episode!

Our Guest today:

Kelly Wilson (New Zealand)

Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!


  • Growing up with horses in New Zealand
  • The yearly round up and muster of the Kaimanawa Horses
  • The taming of wild horses
  • Showjumping ponies & horses
  • Differences between the Kaimanawa horses, the Mustangs and the Brumbies
  • Travelling the world in search of wild horses

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

Special Announcement

Have you ever dreamed about travelling to exotic countries but never quite had the courage to do so? Do you feel unsafe while travelling to new locations and feel insecure going out alone?

A lot of women feel the same way and that is why we have designed the Woman’s Travel Safety Online Course which helps women to travel the world confidently and not get into dangerous situations in the first place!


Thanks for listening to our horse podcast for Equestrian Adventuresses!

Horse and travel podcast pin - Ep 68 Saving the Wild Horses of New Zealand
Like it? Pin it?

Published by Krys Kolumbus Travel

Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: