Walking with Horses in Kuitpo Forest
An Australian first in wellness, a 'walksublime' is a highly personalised, relaxing walk in nature with a trained horse matched to you as your walking companion. Designed for those with no horse experience you’ll be fully supported by your trail guide and learn how to read and communicate with your horse.
The ultimate experience? When you’re relaxed enough that your horse starts to walk in synchrony with you as their leader. You’ll know it when it happens – you’ll feel it. A comfortable, natural connection based on mutual trust. Your guide will show you how you can reach this.
Why walk instead of ride?
Mindfulness comes naturally when walking in the company of a horse. An entirely different experience to riding. Free from concerns of ‘controlling’ your horse up there on their back, your mind can focus on your horse and what they may be noticing. Up close and personal with a majestic being, a privilege to be their leader.
You’ll learn how to establish trust by observing, acknowledging and responding to your walking partner as the trail unfolds. There’s plenty of time to take in detail of your surroundings through your senses. Immerse yourself in birdsong and soothing hoofbeats. Be fully present in nature.
This experience is all about slowing down... Living in the moment... Sharing peace and understanding with another.
The WalkSublime Horses are dearly loved companions either adopted, rescued or rehomed, including two retired racehorses. Trained using gentle, knowledgeable methods based on natural communication between horses, acknowledgement of the horse's emotions and respecting their right as sentient beings to make their own choices, they live purposeful lives as willing walking partners for people with no horse experience. Our horses are not offered for riding in any capacity. They do not live in stables but roam large paddocks in their herd environment on 80 blissful acres in the Adelaide Hills.
You’ll walk in a selected pocket of the ever-peaceful Kuitpo Forest, a short drive from the little town of Meadows in the Adelaide Hills.
This experience is tailored to you and is 2 hours in length. We walk at your pace, with rest stops as you choose to the relaxing rhythm of your horse grazing. There are limited places with a maximum of 2 people per booking. Children considered on a case-by-case basis. The only prerequisite is a comfortable pair of walking or hiking boots.
Your ticket includes insurance and fuel levy, forest permit and hay for your horse plus hire of appropriate gloves.
Contact Mel McLaren, founder and guide, for more information:
(m) 0423 967 881
Unpleasant Weather Policy
We intend for our horses, guests and trail guides to enjoy their walk! Should weather conditions be unpleasantly hot, wet or wild we will contact you via mobile or email to recommend rescheduling, at our discretion. No refunds are offered though the reschedule is to a day and time that suits you, per availability Tuesdays to Sundays, within a 6 week period from date of booking.