Royal Caribbean Horse Carousel at Sea

December 2nd, 2015|

You might expect to spot a sea horse in the Caribbean, but would it surprise you to find a wooden horse on board a cruise ship? That’s exactly what you’ll find on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, 11 carousel horses to be exact. I boarded this mega ship, holding 5,400 passengers on this particular […]

Nassau, Bahamas Carriage Ride

November 11th, 2015|

When our cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, pulled into Prince George Wharf in Nassau, Bahamas, I was headed to the Atlantis Resort to explore the beaches of New Providence. Upon my return from Atlantis, I had time to walk the streets of downtown Nassau in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, visit the Nassau Straw […]

Custom Leather Made in Montana

September 2nd, 2015|

For those of you who read Writing Horseback regularly, you know that Montana has a special place in my heart. I love the warmth and can-do attitude of the people, especially the cowboys and cowgirls. Being a third-generation California girl, I have no interest in riding out a Montana winter, but I do love the […]

Unbranded Movie Kickstarts Quest to Save America’s Wild Horses

August 12th, 2015|

What started off as a fundraising quest to produce Unbranded The Film, turned into a Kickstarter campaign to save America’s Wild Horses. Four friends and recent college graduates from Texas A&M University rounded up a team of wild mustangs and took them on a 3,000 mile cross country journey, from Mexico to Canada, to raise […]

Book Review: Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon

August 5th, 2015|

Linda Ballou is a travel writer. She has penned a travel collection in addition to articles for
Examiner.com and her blog, http://LindaBallouTalkingtoYou.blogspot.com. She has also written
a historical novel, Wainani. The Cowgirl Jumped Over The Moon revolves around the riding
world, both jumping and trail riding in the Sierra Nevada, a world that Ballou has loved and lived
herself.

While […]

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 […]

Santa Clarita Horseback Riding

April 22nd, 2015|

Pulling into Don E Brook Farms in Santa Clarita, California is like walking onto the set of Cheers. Only the farm isn’t located in Boston and it’s not a fictional TV show, but everybody does know your name – and the name of your horse. I was immediately made to feel at home by the […]

Misty Chincoteague Horse Vacation

March 11th, 2015|

 

With large swathes of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to roam, catching a glimpse of the fabled wild ponies of Chincoteague up close can be a challenge. Yet, after reading the famous children’s book Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, seeing these wild ponies up close is what so many young horse lovers dream about. […]

Ariat: Fashion Meets Function

March 4th, 2015|

 

I have a confession to make and it’s painful and embarrassing. I used to make fun of those women who wore equestrian riding apparel as a fashion statement. You know who I’m talking about – the pretty girls wearing the tight riding breeches and tall boots. It was obvious that they’d never been horseback riding […]