Story: Horses

‘Wahines race’

‘Wahines race’

When racing horses, Māori women did not use side saddles, and tied their skirts around their ankles before mounting the horse.

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - Women and riding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008