Waipaoa cadets get in the saddle

HORSEMANSHIP: Tolaga Bay “horse whisperer” Jimmy Braithwaite spent the day with the five senior cadets in the Waipaoa Farm cadet training programme last week.
Cadet Jack Eillingham is getting to know his young horse.
Waipaoa Cadet senior cadet Jack Ellingham with a young horse.
Kristy Roa introduced herself to her horse then later got seated safely onboard . Pictures by Rebecca Williams
Waipaoa Cadet Kristy Roa - young horse is ridden for the first time.

Tolaga Bay “horse whisperer” Jimmy Braithwaite spent the day with the five senior cadets in the Waipaoa Farm cadet training programme last week and taught them the rights and wrongs of turning a young horse into a rideable one.

“They broke in the horses in the morning and were riding them in the afternoon,” said cadet training manager Cristalle Sligo.

“They broke them in in the yards, put a halter on them, introduced them to the saddle blanket and saddle.

In a couple of hours they were on their backs and off for a ride.”

Tolaga Bay “horse whisperer” Jimmy Braithwaite spent the day with the five senior cadets in the Waipaoa Farm cadet training programme last week and taught them the rights and wrongs of turning a young horse into a rideable one.

“They broke in the horses in the morning and were riding them in the afternoon,” said cadet training manager Cristalle Sligo.

“They broke them in in the yards, put a halter on them, introduced them to the saddle blanket and saddle.

In a couple of hours they were on their backs and off for a ride.”

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