Important information

If you wanted to come on a packhorse walk early booking is strongly recommended in order for you to get your preferred date. All walks must be pre-booked.

Mobile phones:
The use of mobile phones may not be possible during our walks due to lack of signal.

Health & Safety:
The safety of the participants and pony on the experience is of paramount importance to us. A safety briefing will take place before the start of your walk. Please pay attention and adhere to our Health & Safety instructions.

Josh is generally quiet, well trained and frequently handled. However, whilst the New Forest Packhorse Company takes every precaution to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all guests on our experiences, ponies are living creatures and can be unpredictable.

Really, really important information:
Please do not hand-feed treats to Josh. Hand-feeding encourages ponies to bite! Please feel free to pet and cuddle him. Also, ponies prefer to be stroked rather than patted.

Public Liability:
The New Forest Packhorse Company has public liability insurance to £1 million, which dictates some of our terms and conditions.

The New Forest Packhorse Company operates under licence from the Forestry Commission (Permit no: 016371/2014), which dictates some of our terms and conditions.

The New Forest Packhorse Company reserves the right to vary the content and format of any event, without notice, if necessary.

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