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+.

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 […]

Romantic Horseback Safari in Heart of South Africa

May 25th, 2016|

Entabeni Private Game reserve in South Africa, is set in the world heritage Waterberg region and is home to the big 5. It spans over 22,000 Ha of open plains, wetlands and mountainous terrain. To discover this land on horseback, is a privilege which Princess Cecile von Auersperg shares with small groups of riders. The […]

Body, Mind, Equine Yoga of Horsemanship

May 18th, 2016|

I’d heard the term equine yoga before, but I never really understood what it meant to combine yoga with horsemanship until I met Cathy Woods. A yoga instructor from the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, Cathy is also a horse owner and trail rider. Our paths crossed during a body, mind, equine workshop on […]

Working Cattle Ranch at Paws Up in Montana

May 11th, 2016|

 
Layered up like an onion, we were dressed for the unpredictable spring weather that presents itself in Montana. The itinerary said we would ride out rain or shine and fortunately, today, Mother Nature cooperated and the sun shined on us as we enjoyed a cattle drive at The Resort at Paws Up. April in Montana […]

Build a Horse at Build a Bear Workshop

May 4th, 2016|

Some people look back on their childhood with memories of Barbie dolls and GI Joe. I grew up collecting Breyer horses and my own trophy’s and ribbons won from many horse shows on my Quarter Horses. My first horse was a silver buckskin named Cricket, but my favorite horse of the three that I owned […]

Mongolia Horseback Riding Holiday

April 27th, 2016|

“The poor foreigner,’ he said, ‘has been acquainted with our grasslands but for four short days.’

‘We must pity him,’ said the old man with feeling.

‘How hard it must be,’ commented the woman, ‘not to be born a Mongolian.’

‘To be sure,’ said the old man, ‘the fellow is most unfortunate. But how blessed he is to […]

Kentucky Derby Comes to Pebble Beach

April 20th, 2016|

What do Pebble Beach and Churchill Downs have in common? They’ll both be home to the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2016. That’s right; Pebble Beach Equestrian Center will live-cast the Kentucky Derby’s “Run for the Roses.” Derby Day & More comes to the Monterey Peninsula to benefit the Monterey Symphony’s “Music in the Schools” […]

Gobi Gallop: Mongolia Meets Wyoming

April 13th, 2016|

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 […]

Introduction to Dressage

April 6th, 2016|

“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. […]