Horses of Door County, Wisconsin

February 25th, 2015|

 

My first visit to Door County, Wisconsin & it is the dead of winter. No horse back riding vacation this trip, but I did manage to fit in a sleigh ride, make a new horse friend and find my knight in shining armor. In no particular order, I give you the horses of Door County, […]

Charlevoix Horseback Riding

November 5th, 2014|

 
Who doesn’t love the fall colors of the Quebec region of Canada? Now imagine discovering the Canadian countryside on horseback. I was able to explore the hills and valleys of the Charlevoix region horseback riding in Quebec, Canada. Even better, I was riding on the back of a Canadian horse in mid-October when the leaves […]

Molokai, Hawaii Mule Ride

October 15th, 2014|

Kalaupapa Rare Adventure Mule Ride, Molokai, Hawaii

I’d seen the bumper sticker, “Wouldn’t You Rather Be Riding a Mule in Molokai?” I’d yet to ride a mule and I hadn’t been to Molokai. On a recent trip to Molokai, Hawaii, I was able to cross these two items off my “must do” travel list. Whether you […]

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 Worst Horseback Riding Vacations

July 30th, 2014|

“Shut the f*ck up!” the older brother screamed at his crying brother while the horse danced nervously under the command of his inexperienced riders. I say riders because the parents had decided to put the younger brother – who was clearly terrified of the horse – behind the saddle of their older son who was […]

5 Memorable Meals Riding Horseback

July 16th, 2014|

Over the five years that I have been Writing Horseback, the most frequently asked question I receive has got to be “what are your most memorable horseback rides?” This question is typically followed by “what are your worst horseback rides?” Today I’d like to share my five memorable meals on the trail.

In celebrating five years […]

Ariat Western Boots

June 18th, 2014|

My daughter was grinning ear to ear when I walked in the house with bags of groceries in my arms. “Do you notice anything?” she asked with a hopeful voice. I glanced at her face for a hair cut or a new nail polish color. My eyes continued scanning downward and I noticed the shiny […]

John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony

April 23rd, 2014|

As a young girl growing up in California, I remember reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. However, it was Steinbeck’s movie The Red Pony that will forever be etched in my memory bank.

Born in Salinas, California in 1902, John Steinbeck grew up in Monterey County and spent plenty of time on the Hamilton […]