Horse and rider were once a familiar sight up here among the rugged mountain passes and snowy plains. The thick scrub covering these steep mountainsides was only accessible on foot or on horseback and the story of Cattlemen in the High Country is the story of cattle herds driven across the ranges by skilled and courageous men and women.
Horses are still an important part of life in the High Country and you can still join in a traditional cattle drive, held since the 1870s.
For an authentic High Country experience, try a trek on horseback. From an afternoon in the saddle to overnight rides, there are plenty of operators catering for everyone from seasoned riders to complete novices.
High Country Horses Trail Rides
McCormacks Mountain Valley Trail Rides
Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides