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 […]

Horseback Riding in Ireland: My Top Three

March 16th, 2016|

Renowned as ‘the land of the horse’, Ireland has a deep connection to horses and horsemanship. With about 35 horses per 1,000 people, horses, and especially horse-racing, are very much a part of Irish life.

A dark green, often mist-shrouded and drizzly country, horseback riding vacations in Ireland can sometimes feel like you’ve traveled back in […]

Themed Rooms at Legoland California Hotel

March 9th, 2016|

Move over Lego Batman, Ninjago and Star Wars figures, the horses are running at Legoland California Resort. Well, not literally, but Legoland is all about using your imagination, so you can build a horse out of Legos, ride a carousel horse in Heartlake City and sleep in a horse themed room at Legoland Hotel. […]

Carmel Valley Ranch Equine Perspective

July 22nd, 2015|

“Horses are good mirrors. They allow us to see reflections of ourselves and our behavior. Unlike people, horses don’t stay in uncomfortable relationships. They either walk away or lean in,” said Jill Rivoli founder of New Perspectives, an Equine Perspective workshop offered through Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California.

I had the opportunity to join in […]

Romp Across Ecuador

July 1st, 2015|

Have you ever dreamed of galloping across the top of the world beneath the bluest of skies plumped with billowing clouds? Imagine green and gold spires poking through those clouds and a wild wind whipping […]

Wild Horse Sanctuary, Shingletown, CA

June 10th, 2015|

“When we rode up the hill, my horses pace quickened and we arrived on the plateau. It was like a horse heaven seeing the wild horses in their world,” said Ron Smithson. Smithson, a self-proclaimed infrequent rider from Morgan Hill, California was bowled over by the beauty of the Shasta Cascade region and its connection […]

Safari on Horseback: Know Before You Go

June 3rd, 2015|

What’s involved in preparing for a horseback riding safari in Africa?

A horseback riding safari in Africa has been on my bucket list for a very long time. When I learned that I needed a hip replacement, I thought my days of advanced horseback riding vacations were over. After speaking with John Spence, president of Aardvark […]

Montana Rocky Mountain Rendezvous

May 27th, 2015|


Climbing into Montana’s Bitterroot Mountain Range on horseback, I am pushed back in time to a journey with Lewis and Clark and their interpreter and goodwill ambassador Sacagawea. However, my journey differs greatly from this band of explorers. As an active adventure baby boomer, I am not heavy with child as was 16 year old […]

Zebra Migration on Africa’s Chobe River

April 4th, 2015|

If you are a horse lover, then you are probably a fan of the zebra, as well. Afterall, zebras trot, canter and buck just like a horse. Have you ever wanted to ride on a zebra? While I can’t arrange a ride on a zebra, imagine what it would be like to travel to Africa […]