Dream Job: Equestrian Travel Expert Nancy Brown

April 16th, 2014|

In my youth I often slept under a blanket of stars in the hills of Northern California’s Mount Diablo; my horse softly munching hay a few yards from my sleeping bag. I would wake early to water and groom my horse and then explore Contra Costa County back country trails, watching deer, coyote and the […]

Portuguese School of Equestrian Art at Queluz National Palace

July 3rd, 2013|

Surrounded by formal gardens and water fountains, Queluz National Palace in Sintra, Portugal makes for a magical horse show backdrop.  Who needs  Dancing with the Stars when you can watch dancing with horses? And these are not your ordinary horses, these are Lusitano horses from the Alter Stud Farm, the former stud farm of the Portuguese royal family founded […]

Equestrian Bags and Totes for Horse Lovers, Rebecca Ray Designs

May 15th, 2013|

I’ve seen Western styled purses made of hand-tooled leather, but they looked a little too country for my taste. Recently, I came across equestrian influenced accessories from USA designer Rebecca Ray. I love these horse-themed American Couture equestrian bags and totes.


Rebecca Ray sporting lifestyle handbags & totes

Founded in 1998, Rebecca Ray is one of the […]

Equestrian Travel Association offers Horseback Riding Vacation Sweepstakes via Facebook

March 30th, 2012|

Horseback riding vacations for travelers

If you are reading this blog post, like me, you love horses and going on horseback riding vacations. As a travel writer, I decided to combine my love of horses with my professional travel writing career and the Writing Horseback blog was born.

The Equestrian Travel Association (ETA), an organization dedicated to […]

Top 10 Great Places to Ride a Horse

March 7th, 2012|

Why go horseback riding?

It’s environmentally friendly and green (in more ways than one)

Like petting a dog, riding a horse out on the beach, the open range or through a river in Mexico makes your blood pressure go down. I’m not a doctor, but I play one on this blog!

Horseback riding vacations are a great way […]

Queen City Cookies Equestrian Pack Product Review

January 25th, 2012|

Dreaming of horses and ponies

Like many girls (and boys) I had a life long dream of having my own horse. Each Christmas Eve I closed my eyes  and visualized a pony standing next to the Christmas tree during holiday time. While I realize pets do not make good presents unless EVERYONE is on board with […]

Horseback Riding Vacation at Crieff Hydro Stables, Perthshire, Scotland

August 17th, 2011|

A Horseback Riding Vacation in Perthshire,  Scotland

I have yet to go on a horseback riding vacation in Scotland. If I did, I think I would visit the Crieff Hydro Stables in Perthshire, Scotland.  European-based travel writer Karen Bryan and author of the Europe A La Carte blog mentioned on Twitter that she was enjoying petting […]

Walnut Creek, CA Equestrian Completes US Dressage Century Ride

March 23rd, 2011|

Walnut Creek Equestrian Earns Century Club Dressage Membership

At 81,  lifelong horsewoman Mary Grace Davidson has the bones of a 30 year old according to her doctor. The Walnut Creek, California equestrian and owner of Lucky Acres Dressage Training Center, has had her share of broken bones from horseback riding injuries. […]

Horseback Riding Vacation in Bruges, Belgium

May 26th, 2010|

Horses in Bruges, Belgium


While I didn’t have a chance to go on a horseback riding vacation in Bruges, Belgium, I did see many gorgeous horses during my visit and wanted to share photos and a YouTube video that I made during my trip.


If you have not yet been to Bruges, you may want to rent the movie […]