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. […]

John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony

April 23rd, 2014|

As a young girl growing up in California, I remember reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. However, it was Steinbeck’s movie The Red Pony that will forever be etched in my memory bank.

Born in Salinas, California in 1902, John Steinbeck grew up in Monterey County and spent plenty of time on the Hamilton […]

Horseback Riding Vacation Chincoteague Island, Virginia

July 28th, 2010|


Horseback Riding Vacation on Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Walter Farley’s Black Stallion book series and Margueritte Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague series; if you are a horse lover, you probably read these books growing up in your youth. It’s probably a safe bet that you collected Breyer model horses and perhaps hung a horse shoe over your bedroom […]