Unbranded Movie Kickstarts Quest to Save America’s Wild Horses

August 12th, 2015|

What started off as a fundraising quest to produce Unbranded The Film, turned into a Kickstarter campaign to save America’s Wild Horses. Four friends and recent college graduates from Texas A&M University rounded up a team of wild mustangs and took them on a 3,000 mile cross country journey, from Mexico to Canada, to raise […]

Save an Elephant: Journey to Africa

March 18th, 2015|

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Africa? My sense of curiosity toward Africa was sparked after thumbing through pages of National Geographic magazine as a child. The flames of my imagination were stoked when I saw the movie “Out of Africa” on the big screen. And as an avid equestrian, the idea of safari […]

Misty Chincoteague Horse Vacation

March 11th, 2015|

 

With large swathes of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to roam, catching a glimpse of the fabled wild ponies of Chincoteague up close can be a challenge. Yet, after reading the famous children’s book Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, seeing these wild ponies up close is what so many young horse lovers dream about. […]

Budweiser Clydesdales Come to Town

February 11th, 2015|

This past January, the Budweiser Clydesdales came to town to visit the Fairfield Anheuser-Busch plant. They were in town for a good two weeks where the public were invited to come in and visit. On the weekends the full “Hitch” were shown in person from the moment the Clydesdales got groomed to being […]

Horses, Dogs and Super Bowl

February 4th, 2015|

 

Budweiser is at it again. They pulled at our heart strings with a Lost Dog television commercial for the 2015 Super Bowl. If you read my 2014 blog post about Puppy Love and Horses, you know that I am a sucker for Labrador retriever puppies and horses – I’ve owned my share of both of […]

National Charro Championships

January 21st, 2015|

 

What’s the difference between a charro and a cowboy? A charro is a horseman from Mexican, while vaquero is the Mexican term for cowboy. A charro wears clothing unique to this equestrian sport, including boots, riding pants, shirt and sombrero. His saddle has a much larger horn than the traditional Western saddle and he carries […]

Vienna, Austria Horse Carriage

January 14th, 2015|

One of the thrills of foreign travel for me is stepping out of my comfort zone and exploring new places. Ideally, I like horseback riding vacations where I am able to go riding in the country. On a recent river boat cruise to the Christmas Markets of Europe I enjoyed a brief overnight in Vienna, […]

Top Western Towns

January 7th, 2015|

What makes a true western town? Is it the cowboys that populate the town, the western-inspired architecture or rodeos that draw folks in? In my youth, our small Northern California town had a hitching post for our horses outside the Taco Bell. While the hitching post is long gone, I thought that was pretty cool. […]

Horse Rescue, North Carolina Style

October 8th, 2014|

Daisy Mae came into my life in late fall of 2011. My husband and I were in Southwestern North Carolina working on a log home we were building in Hayesville, near Murphy. The development sits back off Hwy 64 and we would drive up and down this road several times a day. It is […]