About Nancy D. Brown

Professional Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown has had a lifelong passion for horses. With this site she combines her love of travel with her expertise in finding the best equestrian travel deals and bringing you honest lodging reviews. Follow me and check out my blog. Come find me on Google+.

Dominican Republic Horses

August 3rd, 2016|

When I travel to new destinations, I seek out new experiences and, ideally, horseback riding vacations. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. On my latest visit to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, I was there because I was on a cruise ship with Fathom Travel. I looked into a horseback riding shore excursion, […]

East Bay Hills Trails Benefit Ride

July 27th, 2016|

The 15th Annual East Bay Hills Trails Benefit Ride offers the opportunity to ride up to 100 miles on the East Bay’s finest single track trails and fire roads while camping out in 3 locations from August 30 to September 6th this year. Ride as much or as little as you want each day in […]

3 Essential Steps to Prepare Mentally Before Competing in an Equestrian Event

July 20th, 2016|

My grandfather grew up with horses, treated his horses like family, and rode most of his life. I’ll never forget what he told me before he talked my dad into buying me my first horse:

“Be careful what you think while you are riding. Whatever it is, your horse will know.”

He went on to explain […]

Medieval Times Offers Royal Good Time

July 13th, 2016|

If you love and appreciate horses and their talent, you are going to love Medieval Times. The majestic Andalusian, Quarter Horse and Friesian perform graceful leaps and jumps and promenades. The horses are masters of the dance and leave the audience in awe at their athletic ability.

One of the most popular parts of the show […]

5 Places to Ride Horses in Central Oregon

July 6th, 2016|

You could hear the rush of the cascading water before you could actually see the thundering waterfall. The horses carefully picked their way through the volcanic rock along the forested trail. A Kodak moment waits around every bend on the trail here in scenic Central Oregon. I’ve been riding here for as long as I […]

Bow Hunter Kills Wild Horse

June 29th, 2016|

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom,” I love this quote by Helen Thompson. I have this quote written in stone displayed in a special place in my house. If, like me, you are a horse lover, you might wonder why anyone would want to hurt, let alone kill wild horses? I was quite saddened […]

Horsemanship Tips with Stacy Westfall

June 22nd, 2016|

Have you ever watched a horse and rider performance that brought you to tears? I confess that my eyes have welled up from watching some of the Budweiser Clydesdale commercials that air during the Super Bowl game, so perhaps you’d call me a push over. Nevertheless, I cried when I watched Stacy Westfall and a […]

Rub Shoulders with Hall of Fame Cowgirls

June 8th, 2016|

“Cowgirls have a can do attitude,” says Barbara Van Cleve. The Montana photographer and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honoree was the first cowgirl that I encountered when I walked into the huge dining room at the ranch where I was staying. I had signed up for an extended weekend at The Resort […]

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 […]