Our Horses

Allow me to introduce you to our four legged family members. There are 15 of them living with us here at Black Horse Trails. We are constantly working towards rescuing and rehabilitating these beauties. We are aware that our prices are slightly above other trail riding places, but our working horses work to feed those that have arrived here in dire need of love and care. By paying that extra R50 – R100 (in comparison to other trail businesses), you help us to help these abused/neglected/sick horses. (You are welcome to contact me anytime for an update of the horse you rode, or the one that left a major impression on you!). You will be paired with one of them depending on your and the horses riding experience.

Have a look through their pictures and descriptions and if you see one that you would like to ride, feel free to let us know when you book!


Kiara – Mama’s girl and lead mare

14 years old
Lead mare


Kiara, the witch (but don’t tell her that), is my lead mare and only ridden by me or Neo. She can be very aloof but is the fast and furious on the trail. At the moment on maternity leave, her little filly, Namaste, was born 16.10.18


Haakim – Kiara’s Brother

14 years old
Carries weight up to 70kg

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Used to be a treat for anyone, then I trained him up for our Louvain ride. At the moment Haakim is bored with the beginners rides and just wants to let go. Can be that he bucks. So even if you are experienced, I might don’t trust him enough to show you what he sees as fun.  We were putting our nervous riders or children on him, just as much as our experienced riders.


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Arab x boerperd
18 years old
Carries weight up to 70kg



Angel can make beginners feel safe and allows experienced riders some fun. She is sensitive, responsive and a very comfortable ride.



(Al Diya aka Handsome) Ransom, intermediate to experienced rider 



9 years old

This stunning boy is our newest and probably bravest boy. At the moment everything is still an adventure to him. Brilliant for the long distance rides







Sherlock, mostly guide horse

12 years old
Carries up to 75kg

Sherlock is very opinionated and doesn’t like young riders and will put you to the test. A highly intelligent boy with a loving nature. Only suited for experienced, yet gentle riders. Mostly ridden by my son and guide, Neo. Sherlock is a rescue, too.


Judah, for our confident intermediate riders

7 years old
Carries up to 75kg

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Another very special boy that we rescued. He prefers lady riders as his past with men was not pleasant. He has super lovely gaits and is tons of fun. Should be ridden by intermediate riders that don’t bounce too much on his back.


Golden, our beginners horse

Cross breed
16 years old
Carries 85-90kg


Golden is a massive girl with the sweetest nature. Due to her size she isn’t the fastest, but reliable and very suitable for beginners. She will definitely give you all the security you need, and is quite on Autopilot.



Franky,levelheaded horse, for the indermediate to experienced

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4 years old
Carries up to 60kg

Franky has been backed about a year ago and was mostly ridden by me, so far. If you are experienced, you can ask him to be your mount. We rescued him when he was 1.5 years old.


Arthur, beginner to intermediate horses 

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5 years old

This gorgeous boy was unhandled and untrained. He is also a rescue. He was backed and finished his first season well. 





(Angel’s daughter) x Friesian
5 years old


Wonderful sweatheart, super well behaved. Can be ridden by all.







Strawberry Shortcake, aka Berry


7 years old

Berry is at the moment only a experienced riders horse.







Clydesdale cross
8 years old

She is our latest rescue and is in the process of being backed. We are hoping by Easter she will be ready for clients. Will be a weight carrier.


(This next bunch aren’t trail horses, so are not used for clients or riding at all)

Here are our youngsters, proud dad of is Arthur

Pale Ale 


born 02.09.1918 (mom Lucy a Frisian x Saddler




born 16.10.1918 (mom Kiara)









Andrea: 082 494 5642
Email: blackhorsetrails@yahoo.com
Alternative number: 063 178 8634 and 084 588 9369


From PLETT or Knysna's direction head west on the N2 towards WILDERNESS, 20km past Sedgefield and 3 km before Wilderness, just after the Caltex service station on the left is a turn off to the right HOEKWIL, take this road for 17 km, up a small pass, past Hoekwil town to BEERVLEI where you will see the Black Horse Trails sign.

From GEORGE or Mosselbay's direction head East on the N2 towards WILDERNESS, 3km after Wilderness on the left is a turn off to HOEKWIL, take this road for 17 km, up a small pass, past Hoekwil town to BEERVLEI where you will see the Black Horse Trails sign.
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