Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Children and horses, Ruatōria (4th of 4)

Children and horses, Ruatōria

Ngāti Porou children ‘park’ their horses in a paddock outside their school in Ruatōria, in the 1950s. In rural Māori communities, Māori commonly used horses for transport in the 20th century. Even in the early 21st century, it is not unusual to see children riding horses in these areas.

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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