How to Ride After Total Hip Replacement

October 21st, 2015|

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 in Brooklyn, New York

July 29th, 2015|

When you think of Brooklyn, horseback riding is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

I grew up fifty miles from the city in a small town on Long Island in an area zoned for horses; the lady down the street kept two on her property that I spent countless hours gazing at […]

Columbia Gorge Horseback Riding

August 27th, 2014|

“Are you ready to go faster?” Mike Park turns to me with a grin. I give the thumbs up sign and then, faster than a jack rabbit being chased by a bobcat, we are off in a flash, galloping across the tree-lined trails of Washington State. What’s unique about this Columbia Gorge horseback riding vacation […]

Central Oregon Horseback Riding

August 13th, 2014|

Like a kid on a merry go round, I keep circling back to my childhood memories of Sunriver Resort. As I happily sit perched on a pony, waving madly to my parents each time I circle around, I had no idea the important role horses would play in my youth and adult life. I hold […]

Colorado Springs Horseback Riding

June 4th, 2014|

Hugh Trabandt pulls up to the Broadmoor clad in jeans and a white shirt with a brown sweater vest, his spurs jingle and sterling silver initials glisten on the side of his cowboy boots as they catch the light of the sun when he hops out of the pickup truck. His cowboy boots are covered […]

Lanai Horseback Riding in Hawaii

October 2nd, 2013|

Hawaii, the land of Paniolos or Hawaiian cowboys. There is nothing like a horseback riding vacation on the Hawaiian islands; scenic vistas, the salty sea breeze, good horses and miles of riding trails. I’ve been fortunate to go horseback riding on several Hawaiian islands; the Big Island, Hana, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. This was my […]

Sunriver Stables Horseback Riding near Bend, Oregon

August 22nd, 2012|

Central Oregon horseback riding vacation

What is it about girls and their connection with horses? It’s like paperclips being drawn to a magnet; the connection is strong and steady, until ZAP! they are bonded as one. Sunriver Stables is an ideal place to connect with your inner cowboy, or cowgirl be it through volunteering with the […]

Horseback Riding Vacation at Crieff Hydro Stables, Perthshire, Scotland

August 17th, 2011|

A Horseback Riding Vacation in Perthshire,  Scotland

I have yet to go on a horseback riding vacation in Scotland. If I did, I think I would visit the Crieff Hydro Stables in Perthshire, Scotland.  European-based travel writer Karen Bryan and author of the Europe A La Carte blog mentioned on Twitter that she was enjoying petting […]