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.
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!
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- Website of the Wilson Sisters “Keeping up with the Kaimanawas”
- More Information about the Kaimanawa Horses
- Podcast about the Horses of New Zealand
- Resources for Equestrians