Vienna, or Wien, as this romantic city is known in German, is elegant from head to toe. Or perhaps I should say hat to hoof? After all, the imperial city is known for horse-drawn carriage rides through Vienna’s old center and the famous Spanische Hofreitschule or Spanish Riding School, home to the Lipizzaner stallions. During […]
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 […]
Do you ever look away from the movie screen and cover your eyes when a horse, or any animal for that matter, is about to get injured? My husband and son came home from watching “The Revenant”, staring Leo Dicaprio, and they made sure to tell me not to watch that movie because of a […]
Just outside of Santa Barbara, behind electronic gates and ivy covered walls, polo ponies and dressage horses wait to be groomed and fed. Their owners, grooms or trainers, dressed neatly in designer boots and breeches, concentrate on the stride of their horses hooves and the suppleness in their bodies. Travel a little further afield and […]
Most people come to the beautiful island of Corfu in Greece to enjoy the sunshine, the beaches and of course the food and wine. But there is so much more to do here, with our splendid World Heritage ‘Old Town’, incredible, dramatic scenery and a rich culture and history to explore.
A fantastic way to […]
December is a magical time in the Christmas Markets of Germany. While I wasn’t able to go on a horseback riding vacation during this time of year, I didn’t have any trouble tracking down horses of a different color in the heart of Germany from Bamberg to Wurzburg.
In Bamberg, Germany, in Upper Franconia in […]
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 […]
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 […]
When you live in a city like Portland, Oregon, it’s expected that there will be excellent food to eat and beer and wine to drink, but where does one go for a horseback riding vacation? Happily, I found the answer to my riding dilemma at Dream Ridge Stables. The equestrian center is only thirty minutes […]