Our very first Horse Of the Month winner is Cruise aka So Big, who was nominated by his owner, Heidi. Heidi and Cruise are now the lucky new owners of a bridle from Pique Equestrian!

cruisekids (2)“I would like to nominate my horse Cruise (So Big) for Horse of the Month. Cruise saved my sanity by coming into my life exactly at the time I needed him.

I went through a marriage break up and had to sell my horses and truck. A few years later once I was getting back on my feet, my closest friend talked me into going hunting and I loved it. Cruise is only six years and was pig/deer hunting before I got him. He stands at 16.3hh and is a gentle giant, behaving perfectly around my kids.

He is safe enough for my six year-old and three year-old to ride. We take him to the beach, forestry, BMX park; out hunting, show jumping, and even when we go camping. I can tie him to the trampoline whilst the kids are bouncing to wash him for a hunt.

He is the definition of the ultimate all-rounder and will be with our family forever. Of all the horses that I’ve had over the years, this is the one that I would be lost without.”

What makes your horse special?

Tell us and be in to WIN a browband valued at $30 from Pique Equestrian NZ!

Nominate a horse you think deserves to be Equine Online’s ‘Horse/Pony of the Month’ and tell us their story- it can be funny, inspirational, sad or plain strange!

Pique Equestrian is located in Queenstown, Central Otago and are stockists of bridles, browbands and boots.

Entries should be under 300 words and emailed to

Entries are accepted from those living in New Zealand only.

For full T’s and C’s email us.

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