Writing Horseback

Apr 23 2014

John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony

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As a young girl growing up in California, I remember reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. However, it was Steinbeck’s movie The Red Pony that will forever be etched in my memory bank. Born in Salinas, California in 1902, John Steinbeck grew up in Monterey County and spent plenty of time on the Hamilton […]

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Apr 16 2014

Dream Job: Equestrian Travel Expert Nancy Brown

In my youth I often slept under a blanket of stars in the hills of Northern California’s Mount Diablo; my horse softly munching hay a few yards from my sleeping bag. I would wake early to water and groom my horse and then explore Contra Costa County back country trails, watching deer, coyote and the […]

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Apr 09 2014

Horse Wine Labels

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  Have you taken a horseback riding vacation in wine country? I’ve written about horseback riding in Chile’s Colchagua Valley and a horseback riding holiday in Healdsburg in California’s Sonoma County. Not everyone has the time or money to go horseback riding through the vineyards. I’ve thought of a better way to bring horses and […]

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Apr 02 2014

Horsing Around with Mary Ann Kennedy

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“In a perfect world, I want to be a cowboy girl,” that’s what Grammy nominee and horse lover Mary Ann Kennedy sings about on the CD “It All Starts Here.” The 11 song CD celebrates the special relationship we have with horses. While I haven’t gone horseback riding with Kennedy, after watching her Horsin Around […]

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Mar 26 2014

Horseback Riding Mistakes

Published by under The Tack Box

When you imagine a horseback riding vacation in your mind, you might think of horse and rider loping on the beach with the wind flying through your hair or riding horseback in a meadow filled with wild flowers bordering the trail. No one wants to visualize a spooked horse running back to the barn, sans […]

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