Mongolia Horseback Riding Holiday

April 27th, 2016|

“The poor foreigner,’ he said, ‘has been acquainted with our grasslands but for four short days.’

‘We must pity him,’ said the old man with feeling.

‘How hard it must be,’ commented the woman, ‘not to be born a Mongolian.’

‘To be sure,’ said the old man, ‘the fellow is most unfortunate. But how blessed he is to […]

Kentucky Derby Comes to Pebble Beach

April 20th, 2016|

What do Pebble Beach and Churchill Downs have in common? They’ll both be home to the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2016. That’s right; Pebble Beach Equestrian Center will live-cast the Kentucky Derby’s “Run for the Roses.” Derby Day & More comes to the Monterey Peninsula to benefit the Monterey Symphony’s “Music in the Schools” […]

Gobi Gallop: Mongolia Meets Wyoming

April 13th, 2016|

Mongolia and Wyoming are about as far apart as you can image on a map, but what they have in common are wide open spaces and, for some, a nomadic way of life. To be sure, nomads in Wyoming are not at all the same as the herders living off the land in Mongolia. The […]

Introduction to Dressage

April 6th, 2016|

“Dressage… what on earth is dressage?” Any Canadian dressage rider can agree that practically every time we mention our sport to someone it must be followed by a lengthy explanation, an explanation that is usually received with confusion. I usually just deliver a very quick, unsophisticated description so as not to lose their attention mid-sentence. […]

5 Places to Go on a Cattle Drive

March 30th, 2016|

If you are of a certain age, like me, you’ll remember the movie City Slickers starring Billy Crystal & Jack Palance. This comedy is about an unhappy Manhattan yuppie who is about to turn forty years old. His friends rope him into joining them for a cattle drive on a dude ranch in the southwest. […]

Montana Grillers Cowboy Up at Paws Up

March 24th, 2016|

What do you get when you bring together several Texas chefs with Montana cowboys and cowgirls? Happy horsemen and women! You, too, can be a happy horseman if you pack your cowboy boots and blue jeans and mosey on over to The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury Montana resort near Missoula. The luxurious equestrian […]

Horseback Riding in Ireland: My Top Three

March 16th, 2016|

Renowned as ‘the land of the horse’, Ireland has a deep connection to horses and horsemanship. With about 35 horses per 1,000 people, horses, and especially horse-racing, are very much a part of Irish life.

A dark green, often mist-shrouded and drizzly country, horseback riding vacations in Ireland can sometimes feel like you’ve traveled back in […]

Themed Rooms at Legoland California Hotel

March 9th, 2016|

Move over Lego Batman, Ninjago and Star Wars figures, the horses are running at Legoland California Resort. Well, not literally, but Legoland is all about using your imagination, so you can build a horse out of Legos, ride a carousel horse in Heartlake City and sleep in a horse themed room at Legoland Hotel. […]

Horses as Movie Stars

March 2nd, 2016|

Do you ever look away from the movie screen and cover your eyes when a horse, or any animal for that matter, is about to get injured? My husband and son came home from watching “The Revenant”, staring Leo Dicaprio, and they made sure to tell me not to watch that movie because of a […]