Walk of Western Stars

January 20th, 2016|

If it’s true that every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings, then it follows that every time a cowboy’s spur hits the ground a cowboy gets a star. The stars are scattered about on the streets of downtown Newhall, California. Known as the Newhall Walk of Western Stars, each year at the […]

Herschell Carousel in Santa Barbara, CA

January 6th, 2016|

On a recent trip to Southern California I discovered Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, full of artists, breweries and great restaurants. What I didn’t expect to find in this part of town was an Allan Herschell Carousel. Built in 1916, the Herschell Carousel at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara, California is one of only three […]

Horses of Cavalia Odysseo

December 16th, 2015|

Paintings of horses have been in existence for centuries. Having visited southwestern France with their famous prehistoric paintings of horses in Lascaux Caves, I can attest to mankind’s fascination with the four-legged animal. Recently, I was captivated by the beauty of horses coming to life from paintings on canvas at Cavalia Odysseo horse show. The […]

Cavalia Odysseo Horse Show

December 7th, 2015|

Baseball, boats, and popcorn-that’s what you’ll find as you enter San Francisco’s AT&T Park on 3rd Street. Wander beyond the park, across the bridge to lot A and look for the White Big Top between the water and a parking lot. Here you’ll find 65 horses and 45 artists, the biggest touring show in the […]

Royal Caribbean Horse Carousel at Sea

December 2nd, 2015|

You might expect to spot a sea horse in the Caribbean, but would it surprise you to find a wooden horse on board a cruise ship? That’s exactly what you’ll find on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, 11 carousel horses to be exact. I boarded this mega ship, holding 5,400 passengers on this particular […]

Nassau, Bahamas Carriage Ride

November 11th, 2015|

When our cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, pulled into Prince George Wharf in Nassau, Bahamas, I was headed to the Atlantis Resort to explore the beaches of New Providence. Upon my return from Atlantis, I had time to walk the streets of downtown Nassau in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, visit the Nassau Straw […]

Custom Leather Made in Montana

September 2nd, 2015|

For those of you who read Writing Horseback regularly, you know that Montana has a special place in my heart. I love the warmth and can-do attitude of the people, especially the cowboys and cowgirls. Being a third-generation California girl, I have no interest in riding out a Montana winter, but I do love the […]

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 […]

Book Review: Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon

August 5th, 2015|

Linda Ballou is a travel writer. She has penned a travel collection in addition to articles for
Examiner.com and her blog, http://LindaBallouTalkingtoYou.blogspot.com. She has also written
a historical novel, Wainani. The Cowgirl Jumped Over The Moon revolves around the riding
world, both jumping and trail riding in the Sierra Nevada, a world that Ballou has loved and lived
herself.

While […]