Horses in El Salvador

September 9th, 2015|

Upon my arrival in El Salvador, I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was my first time visiting this Central American country. While there were many beautiful places to discover, I would not be taking a horseback riding vacation in El Salvador. After a few days in this country, I learned that horses are used […]

Horsing Around at Redding Rodeo

June 24th, 2015|

Good, clean fun is what Melissa Mallory of Redding, California calls the Redding Rodeo. Now in its 67th year, this annual equestrian event offers everything from bareback riding to Budweiser Clydesdale horses, mutton busting and Asphalt Cowboys.

What’s mutton busting you might ask? Children, ranging in ages from six to seven years old, ride the back […]

Montana Between the Ears

May 20th, 2015|

I recently had the pleasure of going on a horseback riding vacation at Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. The photos below were taken during the Women’s Rocky Mountain Rendevous, a five day retreat for fun loving cowgirls. On this particular trip I had only ridden with one rider previously, her name was Barbara Barrett, […]

Ronald Reagan the Cowboy

May 13th, 2015|

Truth be told, President Reagan hated flying. One time he was heard talking to a staff member regarding some upcoming travel and said, “the highest I want to go is on the saddle of a horse.”

There’s something to be said about seeing the world from the back of a horse. It gives us a different […]

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 29th, 2015|

You don’t have to be a cowboy to enjoy the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Taking place in William S. Hart Park in old town Newhall, California, this annual Western gathering is fun for buckaroos and old timers alike. Walking under the William S. Hart brand, suspending inside a larger than life horse shoe, festival goers […]

Horseback Riding Memories

March 25th, 2015|

Just like certain smells trigger childhood memories, so do pictures and places. I recently had a full circle moment with a heritage oak tree and a pipe corral. I was involved in a photo session, updating pictures for this equestrian blog, when I realized the role those old oak trees played in my youth […]

Horses of Door County, Wisconsin

February 25th, 2015|

 

My first visit to Door County, Wisconsin & it is the dead of winter. No horse back riding vacation this trip, but I did manage to fit in a sleigh ride, make a new horse friend and find my knight in shining armor. In no particular order, I give you the horses of Door County, […]

Bellagio Horse

February 18th, 2015|

 

During my travels I always hope to fit in a horseback riding vacation or at least a horse sighting. Sometimes, this is not always possible, especially when visiting large metropolitan cities. It wasn’t until I walked into the lobby of the extravagant Bellagio Las Vegas that I spotted this fabulous mosaic glass horse.
 

 

Captured from […]

Budweiser Clydesdales Come to Town

February 11th, 2015|

This past January, the Budweiser Clydesdales came to town to visit the Fairfield Anheuser-Busch plant. They were in town for a good two weeks where the public were invited to come in and visit. On the weekends the full “Hitch” were shown in person from the moment the Clydesdales got groomed to being […]