Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Kaimanawa horses

Kaimanawa horses

The wild Kaimanawa horses are associated with the Ngāti Tūwharetoa people, particularly the Ngāti Tama Whiti hapū. These horses are descendants of escaped or released horses belonging both to Pākehā and Māori.

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Basil Keane, 'Hōiho – horses and iwi - Horses in Māori culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015