"I had been waiting for the 'right' person to start my gelding. A friend had told me about Murray and Kaipaki Horsemanship so I had a look. I was impressed by the way he interacted with the horse - Calm and level headed . . . the gentle yet firm approach was just what my boy needed to gain confidence in himself and his own abilities. Murray has given him a solid foundation and given me some good tools to carry on with, so its a win win for us.
I don't hesitate to recommend Kaipaki Horsemanship to anyone looking at having a horse started; be it handling of a youngster or backing, or anyone needing issues worked out.
Easy to talk with, no BS and quick to respond with on-line queries. Kaipaki Horsemanship keep up the good work."
"Cant speak highly enough of Murray and the work he has done with my horse Gary. Not only has he got my boy going, he has also taken the time to work with me to ensure me and my horse are working together and building confidence together. Would highly recommend Murray to anyone. Easy to approach and his willingness to help and go the extra mile was much appreciated."
"Just got Jackson my Kiamanawa home from being started under saddle. Sooooo happy with the job Murray has done with him! What a transformation!!!
He is super quiet and has the softest of mouths . Murray has also given me lots of guidance on how to proceed once I took him home. Thanks for taking your time with him and me and giving him such a great start in life! And teaching me lots of quotes to keep in mind while working with my horses."
"Massive thank you to Murray! Both horses I have seen him start have been done beautifully! Very kind and patient handling. Super impressed with how relaxed and willing my filly came back in such a short space of time. Would definitely recommend and I cannot speak more highly of him! Will be sending her back to be broken in!"
"I feel really lucky to have found Murray to start my 3yr old Mac. Murray takes the time to apply early foundations in a kind, gentle manner. Thank you Murray
"I found Kaipaki horsemanship the week before Christmas! What a Christmas present I have recieved. Murray was very open to the technique's I have been applying for the last 8 months. I needed to find that special horseman who was able to be gentle and patient with my boy as he is so anxious and worries about getting everything right. Murray was the right choice! He was so good with him, when I went out to watch I could see the transition that was already happening and now I have a less anxious boy who I feel comfortable riding and getting to the next stage in our partnership. Thank you so much I will be definitely recommending you to others. You've made my year!"