Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Horse and plough

Horse and plough

The introduction of the horse had great importance for Māori, who were largely rural and agricultural people. Horses became a vital part of Māori farms.

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Basil Keane, 'Hōiho – horses and iwi - Horsemanship', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17824/horse-and-plough (accessed 18 June 2019)

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