Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides

January 13th, 2016|

Just outside of Santa Barbara, behind electronic gates and ivy covered walls, polo ponies and dressage horses wait to be groomed and fed. Their owners, grooms or trainers, dressed neatly in designer boots and breeches, concentrate on the stride of their horses hooves and the suppleness in their bodies. Travel a little further afield and […]

Horseback Riding in Corfu, Greece

December 30th, 2015|

Most people come to the beautiful island of Corfu in Greece to enjoy the sunshine, the beaches and of course the food and wine. But there is so much more to do here, with our splendid World Heritage ‘Old Town’, incredible, dramatic scenery and a rich culture and history to explore.

A fantastic way to […]

Horseback Riding in St. Maarten

November 18th, 2015|

If you love horses, the beach and the thought of swimming with horses, I have a suggestion for you in St. Maarten. I had the opportunity to go horseback riding in the Caribbean thanks to Lucky Stables. The horseback riding stable is located on the Dutch and the French or Bay side of the island […]

Horseback Riding in Portland, Oregon

November 4th, 2015|

When you live in a city like Portland, Oregon, it’s expected that there will be excellent food to eat and beer and wine to drink, but where does one go for a horseback riding vacation? Happily, I found the answer to my riding dilemma at Dream Ridge Stables. The equestrian center is only thirty minutes […]

How to Ride After Total Hip Replacement

October 21st, 2015|

You know the saying, “it takes a village.” I recently had the opportunity to get back in the saddle after my second total hip replacement. As a freelance writer, I specialize in equestrian travel for my work. With my first hip replacement two years ago, my surgeon wanted me to hang up my cowboy hat […]

Miniature Donkeys: Tollen Farm in Oregon

October 14th, 2015|

A visit to Tollen Farm in Wilsonville, Oregon is a little like a visit to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. You won’t need a golden ticket to enter into the world of Tonie Tollen’s miniature donkeys, but your eyes will have a lot to take in. The four-acre eco-friendly farm offers plenty to see and touch. […]

Riding in the Transylvanian Forest

August 26th, 2015|

So Romania is famous for Dracula (Sighisoara is the charming town where he grew up and the castle where he did not live) and the black bears for lovers of eco-tourism. I love horses and riding but have never particularly associated Romania with horses so when I saw horseback riding through the Transylvanian forest on […]

4UR Ranch: This Colorado Ranch is for You

August 19th, 2015|

The 3,000 acre 4UR Ranch is surrounded by national forests (one with 1,000,000 acres.) The La Garita range is to the north, and to the south and west sit the massive peaks of the Weminuche Wilderness and Wolf Creek Pass. Nearby is Wheeler National Monument, with its striking rock formation “hoodoos.” Also nearby are […]

Horseback Riding in Brooklyn, New York

July 29th, 2015|

When you think of Brooklyn, horseback riding is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

I grew up fifty miles from the city in a small town on Long Island in an area zoned for horses; the lady down the street kept two on her property that I spent countless hours gazing at […]