A group of farmers from the New South Wales north coast are taking their coal seam gas concerns to Canberra - on horse back.

Donna Franklin and her husband run a farm near Grafton and were arrested earlier this year at a protest against test-drilling by Metgasco.

Nine horses will be used and the riders will collect letters from other farmers along the way to present to the Federal government.

Mrs Franklin says horses were a natural choice for transport and help highlight the concerns of the farming community.

"That's basically what we do here on the farm, we've got beef cattle and timber but our passion really is horses and we believe that its about agriculture, it's about land and water and we don't believe that coal seam gas and farming can co-exist like they try to say that it does," Mrs Franklin said.

The protesters want to meet with the new Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and the new Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane.

Ian Macfarlane has already said the development of the coal seam gas industry will be a priority and that opposition to CSG is unscientific and driven by small but vocal interest groups.

But Mrs Franklin said Mr MacFarlane 'doesn't know what he's talking about'.

"I think there are a lot of people concerned, a lot of the people that we've been involved with in the coal seam gas protest movement are very educated," she said.

"A lot of them have degrees coming out their ears, my partner has been to Ag college and we're not just silly farmers."

"We understand what's going on, I think we understand more than the politicians sometimes," Mrs Franklin said.

Mrs Franklin said north coast politicians are starting to listen but she doesn't think those in Canberra are listening.

"That's why we want to go there and make sure that they realise that people in the country do count."

The horse trek of 4 riders will follow the Bicentennial National Trail along the great dividing range, through national parks.

The riders will rotate the 9 horses to rest the animals and make sure the horses don't get overworked.