Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Young rider (2nd of 4)

Young rider

Three men and a small boy pose with their horses and dogs, around 1910. While the child on the horse may just have been sitting there for the photo, Māori children often learnt to ride at an early age.

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Basil Keane, 'Hōiho – horses and iwi - Horses in Māori culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 November 2021)

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