The small town of Bingara straddles the Gwydir River and is prime horse-riding country; saddle up with this company, which offers two-hour trail rides along the river on weekends. For fair-dinkum Aussieness, complete their five-day Jackeroo/Jillaroo Adventure. You'll come back able to ride a horse, crack a whip and shear a sheep, among other things (two- and four-week courses also available).