Equestrian Travel Articles

First-hand articles and blogs about horseback riding around the world, equestrian travels, dude ranches, horseback riding vacations, great horse trails and horse festivals!


 


Overnight Pack Trip in Banff National Park

October 21, 2017
Six friends head out with Banff Trail Riders for two days of riding in the Bow River Valley. by Jocelyn Pierce Our horses stood patiently on the narrow trail while the family of four we were riding with steered their mounts down a narrow path and out of sight to… Read more »

The Mysteries of Wild Horses

October 21, 2017
Equine photographer Lara Joy Brynildssen reflects on the mysterious behaviors of horses in the wild. Being both a horse person and a photographer, I spend a lot of time traveling and photographing wild horses. In the last 12 months I’ve made a point of visiting many of the coastal and… Read more »

Retreat to Montana with Yoga and Horses

October 19, 2017
Tap into your creativity and find your zen with a cowgirl friendly yoga retreat in scenic Montana.  Margaret in Dancer pose with palomino quarter horse Gus. Photo by Lara Joy Brynildssen You wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee, courtesy of Chef Kate, who has slipped into your cabin… Read more »

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

October 11, 2017
How did a family who grew up on an island off the Maine coast come to own a guest ranch in the remote Gila National Forest of New Mexico? This month, Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a New Mexico guest ranch and we wanted… Read more »

Fun Pub Horseback Rides

October 6, 2017
Light-hearted pub rides for a unique way to enjoy your favorite brew. by Jocelyn Pierce Sure you’ve heard of pub-crawls, but what about a pub-crawl on horseback? On many riding vacations, especially in Ireland, you can trek all day and enjoy a hearty meal and Guinness at a local pub… Read more »

Preparing for a Horseback Safari Aftar a Break from Riding

October 2, 2017
Travel tips for prepping for a horseback safari in Africa after not riding horses for 20 years. The best things to do before your riding holiday. It all started with an Instagram post. I was scrolling through my explorer feed on a cold November day, when suddenly an image of… Read more »

Riding Mules at Grand Canyon National Park

September 27, 2017
Sure, you can see the Grand Canyon by foot or bus, but why not experience this must see National Park from the back of a mule? by Jocelyn Pierce Grand Canyon National Park is a destination on many bucket lists. Expansive and awe-inspiring, the iconic park attracts nearly five million… Read more »

A Spectacular Arizona Horse Drive at Sprucedale Guest Ranch

September 25, 2017
Some things just surprise you. That's the best part about life. Being around something so much, and somehow it can still give you an experience you never saw coming... “It's the way you ride the trail that counts” - Dale Evans Going on a horse drive, I didn't realize it… Read more »

Keystone, Colorado - An All Seasons Destination for Great Horseback Riding

September 24, 2017
Hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, white-water rafting, lake activities, fly fishing, live music, craft beer, fabulous food: Keystone has it all. I have been skiing in Keystone for 35 years, so it was a dream come true when my husband and I purchased a townhouse this past February in the… Read more »

Exploring Kenya’s Wildlife on Horseback

September 19, 2017
Cantering with Safaris Unlimited across Kenya's vast plains in the Masai Mara was so much more than I could have imagined! Gordie and Felicia provide guests with horses that are not only beautiful and immaculately cared for, but are also amazing athletes that are well-schooled and behaved, and capable of… Read more »