Horse Yoga: Taking Yoga and Horsemanship to the Next Level

October 5th, 2016|

“You mean you do yoga ON your horse?!” A shocked query is usually how news of my practicing horse yoga is received. I prefer to say I practice yoga with my horse—he serves not merely as a prop, but as my partner. The horse bug bit me before I was even out of the womb, […]

Horseback Riding in San Juan with MSC Divina

August 10th, 2016|

Clomping along the dirt roads under sunny skies, my horse keeps up a gentle pace. That is, until he chooses to take another of his frequent roadside breaks to munch a bit of the tall grass growing along the route. It’s obvious that I’m not the one in charge. My brown steed has been on […]

5 Places to Ride Horses in Central Oregon

July 6th, 2016|

You could hear the rush of the cascading water before you could actually see the thundering waterfall. The horses carefully picked their way through the volcanic rock along the forested trail. A Kodak moment waits around every bend on the trail here in scenic Central Oregon. I’ve been riding here for as long as I […]

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 […]

Cowgirl Spring Roundup in Montana

June 1st, 2016|

There’s girlfriend getaways and then there’s cowgirl girlfriend getaways. What’s the difference you ask? A girlfriend getaway typically involves cocktails, good food, time with friends, climbing a mountain or walking on the beach, followed by a soak in a hot tub, late night talks and a cozy bed to rest your head. A cowgirl girlfriend […]

Romantic Horseback Safari in Heart of South Africa

May 25th, 2016|

Entabeni Private Game reserve in South Africa, is set in the world heritage Waterberg region and is home to the big 5. It spans over 22,000 Ha of open plains, wetlands and mountainous terrain. To discover this land on horseback, is a privilege which Princess Cecile von Auersperg shares with small groups of riders. The […]

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 […]

Working Cattle Ranch at Paws Up in Montana

May 11th, 2016|

Layered up like an onion, we were dressed for the unpredictable spring weather that presents itself in Montana. The itinerary said we would ride out rain or shine and fortunately, today, Mother Nature cooperated and the sun shined on us as we enjoyed a cattle drive at The Resort at Paws Up. April in Montana […]

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” […]