Horses, Dogs and Super Bowl

February 4th, 2015|

 

Budweiser is at it again. They pulled at our heart strings with a Lost Dog television commercial for the 2015 Super Bowl. If you read my 2014 blog post about Puppy Love and Horses, you know that I am a sucker for Labrador retriever puppies and horses – I’ve owned my share of both of […]

Enjoy the Ride

December 31st, 2014|

Sometimes this blog feels like the Little Engine That Could. I think I can make a go of writing exclusively about horses, horseback riding vacations, equestrian travel deals and lodging reviews. I think I can. I think I can. With your help, dear reader, I know I can.
 

I hope that my horseback riding reviews […]

Quebec Horse and Carriage

November 19th, 2014|

It started on my first visit to Disneyland in Los Angeles, California. Not a typical place for a horse encounter, but a memorial experience, none the less. I was horse-crazy in my youth – still am crazy in love with horses! Anywhere that I am able to go horseback riding, or at least make friends […]

Reining: Understanding the Sport

October 1st, 2014|

Understanding the Equestrian Sport of Reining

About 10 years ago my husband and I were introduced to the sport of Reining. We did not know what reining was and had never even seen a horse perform a pattern. We were immediately hooked and we are still showing today. It’s a lot of […]

Horseback Riding on the Beach

September 10th, 2014|

 

I’ve talked about the lack of beach riding access for equestrians previously on Writing Horseback. Not only are horse owners and ranch riders finding it more difficult to go horseback riding at public stables, the idea of riding horses on the beach is typically left to countries outside of the United States. Instead, our open […]

5 Photos Riding Horseback

September 3rd, 2014|

More “between the ears” photos while riding horseback during my travels around the world.

I’m often quoted saying “nothing is better than seeing the world from the back of a horse.” For over five years I’ve been traveling the globe while riding horseback, combining my passion for travel with my love of horses. Below are some […]

5 Memorable Pictures Riding Horseback

July 23rd, 2014|

If you are like me, you take a camera with you on horseback riding vacations. Some of my most memorable pictures riding horseback are what I call “between the ears” photos. I enjoy taking pictures from the horses perspective, without anyone else in the frame – just the horse’s head and the memorable view.

In celebrating […]

Parade Horses

July 2nd, 2014|

Happy Independence day America! You can’t have a proper Fourth of July celebration without parade horses and rodeo queens.
 

 

Parade horses

I remember proudly riding my silver buckskin Quarter Horse, Cricket, in the Fiesta Day Moraga parade in my youth. My parents were not “horse people” yet they supported my passion for horses both emotionally and financially. […]

American West Art Influences Broadmoor, Colorado

June 25th, 2014|

Before the magnificent Broadmoor became a world-class resort in Colorado Springs it was home to the Broadmoor Dairy Farm. Prior to that, the Broadmoor, located at the base of Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain, was a ranch. Philip Anschutz, the Broadmoor’s third owner in the resort’s 93 year history, is a well known collector of American West […]