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 […]

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 […]