Mongolia and Wyoming are about as far apart as you can image on a map, but what they have in common are wide open spaces and, for some, a nomadic way of life. To be sure, nomads in Wyoming are not at all the same as the herders living off the land in Mongolia. The […]
“Dressage… what on earth is dressage?” Any Canadian dressage rider can agree that practically every time we mention our sport to someone it must be followed by a lengthy explanation, an explanation that is usually received with confusion. I usually just deliver a very quick, unsophisticated description so as not to lose their attention mid-sentence. […]
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. […]
Have you seen more than 50 shades of gray outside and are experiencing some major winter blues?
This winter, trade that all in for turquoise blue beaches, horseback riding in the Indian Ocean with dolphins, warm summer temperatures, cool glasses of superior wine, fantastic foods after a long bush ride and a laid-back atmosphere and culture […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Horseback riding is a wonderful hobby and often misunderstood by those who have not done it, as are the physical requirements necessary to do so comfortably and successfully. A few of the things you must be sure to have addressed regarding your return to horseback riding after hip replacement are adequate range of motion […]
I’ve been riding horses since I was 10 years old. Someone watching me corral a horse once told me that I could dance with horses — I have horse instinct. I’ve ridden day and night, with a saddle or bareback, but the horseback riding trip I’ll never forget is my 100-mile trail ride.
Years ago, my […]