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!


Utah Colorado Plateau Horseback Riding Photo Journey

August 3, 2013
High deserts, lush forests and secluded slot canyons are some of the diverse scenery you may experience horseback riding Utah's Colorado Plateau. Southeastern Utah holds special areas of wild, backcountry, where horseback riding or hiking is the best way to get around. The Colorado Plateau, centered on the Four Corners region… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Jamaica with Braco Stables

July 22, 2013
Photographer Manuela Stefan's adventures at Braco Stables in Jamaica, which offers horseback riding on the beach and swimming bareback with horses. Overlooked by a gorgeous 200 year old mansion, Braco Estates used to be part of a large sugar plantation back in the 18th century. The owners switched to cattle breeding… Read more »

Photographing Chincoteague Wild Ponies

July 15, 2013
When making the arrangements to travel to Chincoteague I had one thing on my mind...wild ponies. What I found upon arrival was so much more. by Tami Weingartner Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore both are on the island of Assateague. The pristine beaches, wetlands, maritime forests and… Read more »

Alberta Horseback Riding Vacations Photo Journey

June 30, 2013
Remote valleys, high alpine lakes, towering peaks, prairie grasslands and mountain passes... this is some of the remarkable scenery you may discover on a horseback riding vacation in Alberta, Canada. Exploring in and around Banff National Park, Canada's oldest national park, is a once in a lifetime adventure, filled with… Read more »

Trail Riding the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois

May 30, 2013
The Equestrian Vagabond rides Gaited Horses in the Lusk Creek Wilderness in Illinois with some 'Gaiter' friends. Article by Merri Melde Photos of Merri by Genie Stewart-Spears The Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois might look flat and boring from above (like from a Cessna 402 flying 5000' above the… Read more »

Tanque Verde Ranch Traveler Review

May 26, 2013
During my four-night stay at Tanque Verde Ranch, I loped along dusty trails, hiked past the largest cacti in North America, and indulged in exquisite fare.  by Jocelyn Pierce On the eastern edge of Tucson sits Tanque Verde Ranch, a delightful guest ranch resort surrounded by the Rincon Mountains and… Read more »

Finding Serenity at the Speed of Gallop in Brazil

May 14, 2013
A rider finds an exciting dose of adventure and the good life on a Bazil riding vacation in rural Santa Catarina. by Jec Aristotle Ballou Most fantasies are better left unlived in order to remain idealized and dreamy without disappointing us in flawed real life. As it turns out, the cowboy… Read more »

Hutul Horses of the Romanian Carpathians

May 8, 2013
Photographer Manuela Stefan takes us to meet the Hutul horses in the Northern Carpathians in Romania. I was born and grew up in Romania. I often travel back to visit my family and friends. Last December was a bit different. I went home with the intention of finding and photographing some horses… Read more »

Exploring on Horseback the Costa Rican Way

May 5, 2013
Riding the tropical, jungle-covered mountainsides to a secluded waterfall in Costa Rica. by Corinne Brown Most Americans think of Costa Rica as a tropical getaway; a place, to fish, sail and surf. It’s touted as a Central American paradise with miles of coastal beaches and crystalline waters, as well as… Read more »

City of Rocks- Riding the California Trail in Idaho

April 25, 2013
The Equestrian Vagabond rides over historic Emigrant Trails in the City of Rocks National Reserve near Almo, Idaho. by Merri Melde Gold-seekers. Hunters. Trappers. Wanderers. Adventurers. Flee-ers. Seekers. Hundreds of thousands of pioneers migrated westward along the California Trail in the early and mid-1800's. The northern branch of the California… Read more »