3 Essential Steps to Prepare Mentally Before Competing in an Equestrian Event

July 20th, 2016|

My grandfather grew up with horses, treated his horses like family, and rode most of his life. I’ll never forget what he told me before he talked my dad into buying me my first horse:

“Be careful what you think while you are riding. Whatever it is, your horse will know.”

He went on to explain […]

Medieval Times Offers Royal Good Time

July 13th, 2016|

If you love and appreciate horses and their talent, you are going to love Medieval Times. The majestic Andalusian, Quarter Horse and Friesian perform graceful leaps and jumps and promenades. The horses are masters of the dance and leave the audience in awe at their athletic ability.

One of the most popular parts of the show […]

Bow Hunter Kills Wild Horse

June 29th, 2016|

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom,” I love this quote by Helen Thompson. I have this quote written in stone displayed in a special place in my house. If, like me, you are a horse lover, you might wonder why anyone would want to hurt, let alone kill wild horses? I was quite saddened […]

Horsemanship Tips with Stacy Westfall

June 22nd, 2016|

Have you ever watched a horse and rider performance that brought you to tears? I confess that my eyes have welled up from watching some of the Budweiser Clydesdale commercials that air during the Super Bowl game, so perhaps you’d call me a push over. Nevertheless, I cried when I watched Stacy Westfall and a […]

Rub Shoulders with Hall of Fame Cowgirls

June 8th, 2016|

“Cowgirls have a can do attitude,” says Barbara Van Cleve. The Montana photographer and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honoree was the first cowgirl that I encountered when I walked into the huge dining room at the ranch where I was staying. I had signed up for an extended weekend at The Resort […]

Body, Mind, Equine Yoga of Horsemanship

May 18th, 2016|

I’d heard the term equine yoga before, but I never really understood what it meant to combine yoga with horsemanship until I met Cathy Woods. A yoga instructor from the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, Cathy is also a horse owner and trail rider. Our paths crossed during a body, mind, equine workshop on […]

Build a Horse at Build a Bear Workshop

May 4th, 2016|

Some people look back on their childhood with memories of Barbie dolls and GI Joe. I grew up collecting Breyer horses and my own trophy’s and ribbons won from many horse shows on my Quarter Horses. My first horse was a silver buckskin named Cricket, but my favorite horse of the three that I owned […]

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 […]