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Aug 25th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Snowy mountains

Following a stay in Sydney am considering a few days horse riding in the snowy mountains, any advice or experiences would be appreciated?
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Aug 26th, 2006, 12:07 AM
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"there was movement at the station"
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Aug 26th, 2006, 01:56 AM
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"For the word had passed around"
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Aug 27th, 2006, 03:57 AM
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Sounds great and sometimes you just have to do what YOU WANT TO DO!!

Not done it myself but please bear in mind that the travel industry in Australia is highly professional. You may pay more than you could, but I doubt it will be anything other than a very memorable experience. If you have particular needs/worries then contact the provider directly and ask them.

I've done lots of trips while on the road in Oz ranging from 1 day to 5 - never been disappointed!

Happy travels.

PS previous posters are quoting (I think - correct me if I am wrong) fom an iconic Aussie poem.

johhj and Pat - plesse elaborate.
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Aug 27th, 2006, 05:33 AM
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fuzzylogic, it's the opening lines from "The Man from Snowy River" by Banjo (or A.B.) Patterson who also penned the words to "Waltzing Matilda", every 6th class kid in my era and possibly johnj's was expected to be able to recite the entire ballad - too long to repeat here but easy to find on the net.

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Aug 27th, 2006, 05:13 PM
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havent done horse riding down there, but presuming you've seen this site http://www.snowymountains.com.au/Horse_riding.html

beautiful country that high country (both NSW and VIC side), I love it.

if you don't want to go that far, you could consider riding in the blue mountains. http://www.katoomba-nsw.com/horseriding.html

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Aug 28th, 2006, 02:45 AM
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Thank you, Pat. Thought so!! I reckon I'm becoming habituated.
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Aug 28th, 2006, 07:09 PM
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Jeez - we didn't get down to "the colt from Old Regret..."
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Aug 28th, 2006, 10:43 PM
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Pebs, I think that would be fabulous, particularly if you do it in Spring or Autumn. Don't know any operators to refer you to, sorry.


Here's a link to "The Man from Snowy River"
http://home.vicnet.net.au/%7Eozlit/snowy02.html#first

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Aug 29th, 2006, 08:28 AM
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Thank you all for the info and the poem link. I admit it was lost on me to begin with.....until explained. Am really hoping to put something together and will use the links supplied. Thanks again Pebs
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Aug 29th, 2006, 05:07 PM
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Bokhara, great link - I enjoyed re-reading the poems. I always preferred Banjo Patterson over Henry Lawson and today I loved re-reading Clancy of the overflow. As a kid at school in the country Clancy really wasn't one of my favourites, but now, as an adult that lives in the city (but whose home really is the country) it truly spoke to me today. I too wouldn't mind changing places with Clancy of the Overflow.
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Aug 29th, 2006, 06:02 PM
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a decent family movie of the "man from snowy river" was made in the early 80's.worth a look.it will enthuse you for the trip.
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Aug 31st, 2006, 01:02 AM
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It depends what part of the snowies. The east and the western sides are like chalk and cheese. I know that in the Autumn during Bush festival they do a trail ride from Coryong in respect of Riley the drover, who is considered the inspiration for The Man From Snowy River. The town of Coryong is not much but the surrounds are not too shabby, some beatiful farmland. A drve to Wodonga and you can see the flood plains of the Hume. Very unreal.

The drive from Koncoban to Cooma is interesting. 44km of falling rocks? 55 km of winding road? Killer kangaroos enroute? Not a bad day out
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Aug 31st, 2006, 01:09 AM
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Sorry, spelling error, it is Corryong.

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Its Khancoban as well.

the alpine way from coryong to jindabyne is a great drive.
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I'd second the Alpine Way suggestion - outside the snow season it's a really interesting drive.
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