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 […]

5 Places to Go on a Cattle Drive

March 30th, 2016|

If you are of a certain age, like me, you’ll remember the movie City Slickers starring Billy Crystal & Jack Palance. This comedy is about an unhappy Manhattan yuppie who is about to turn forty years old. His friends rope him into joining them for a cattle drive on a dude ranch in the southwest. […]

Montana Grillers Cowboy Up at Paws Up

March 24th, 2016|

What do you get when you bring together several Texas chefs with Montana cowboys and cowgirls? Happy horsemen and women! You, too, can be a happy horseman if you pack your cowboy boots and blue jeans and mosey on over to The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury Montana resort near Missoula. The luxurious equestrian […]

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 […]

Favorite horseback riding vacations

December 26th, 2012|

If you love horses and going on horseback riding vacations while you travel, you have  come to the right spot – or should I say blog?  Writing Horseback is all about sharing the best places to take a horseback riding holiday.

Nancy D. Brown equestrian travel writer

I’m not a travel agent, nor do I book horseback […]

Horseback riding in Palm Springs? Smoke Tree Stables in Coachella Valley

October 10th, 2012|

Lush, manicured green lawns fade away as the horse trailer rumbles behind the pick up truck we ride in. Cold air blasts our faces as we take in the desert view from inside our air-conditioned vehicle. The landscape of Coachella Valley in Palm Springs is dry and desolate, yet there is an oasis in the […]

Southern France Horseback Riding Vacation, Domaine des Garennes

September 12th, 2012|

Trail riding in ‘La Dordogne’, France: the doorstep to Southern France

June 2012: Drove over 6 hours through sheets of rain with my sister wondering why we did not pack any professional horseback riding RAIN gear (cause I don’t own any? I live in Illinois and mostly get to ride in dry and sunny weather, showers […]

ExOfficio BugsAway Halo Shirt – Horseback Riding Apparel Review

August 8th, 2012|

How to repel insects on a horseback riding […]

AQHA Horseback Riding Program

April 18th, 2012|

AQHA Ride Program
Do you enjoy riding out on the trail? Having grown up showing horses, I’ve had my fill of arena riding. There’s nothing I like better than going on horseback riding vacations. If you are fortunate to own a horse, perhaps you love riding outdoors? If you own a Quarter Horse, there is actually […]