Alison personally choose and schools the horses herself, before they are used on safaris. She is assisted by a dedicated team of staff, who also ensure that the horses are happy and healthy.
Thoroughbreds are mainly off the track, settling quickly into their new career. Other breeds are sourced through contacts and friends in the Zimbabwean horse community, mostly in Bulawayo. Arabians and Anglo Arabs, along with other breeds, are bought as foals or yearlings. We also have a few home breds.
As the stables are in a world heritage site and surrounded by National Park, everything the horses eat is brought in, ensuring that each horse has an excellent and closely monitored diet. In recent years the 'herd' has been temporarily reduced, with hoRses Alison backed and schooled herself being moved on to pursue very successful careers in polocrosse and polo ponies, either playing high goal or, in the case of older horses, retired from the safari industry to become a child's invaluable school master.
With her ability and reputation Alison is able to produce a strong group of horses who are healthy, happy and enjoy their work.
"Wonderful Ride & More Animals Than Expected! I was so thankful I woke up bright and early for this experience!! They were right on time for picking me up and once on the horse... I enjoyed the peaceful ride seeing animals free and roaming! We saw Cape Buffalo, Impalas, Warthogs, and Zebras! It was a wonderful safari on horse back! The guides we're fabulous and... the animals are well kept! Definitely will do again when back in Vic Falls! " MeganSamfya, Lusaka, Zambia. TripAdvisor, May 2018