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!


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 »

On the Trail of the Old Gold Miners in Idaho

March 26, 2013
The Equestrian Vagabond rides the streets of Silver City, an old mining ghost town in the Owyhee Mountains in Idaho. by Merri Melde When it gets too unbearably hot in the Owyhee Desert, you load up the trailer and head for the hills. A steep twisting road takes us up into the Owyhee… Read more »

Western Lifestyle Photo Journey with Nadine Levin

March 23, 2013
Photographer Nadine Levin shares some of her favorite Western Lifestyle and horse photos from her North American travels. by Nadine Levin When people look at my photography, they automatically assume I must be from the West, when actually, I’m East Coast born and raised, and live a very Western lifestyle… Read more »

Pinellas Park - St. Petersburg, Florida’s Hidden Equestrian Community

March 17, 2013
My annual travel to an unsung "Magic Kingdom" of exceptional riding deep in the heart of suburbia. by Juliette Ober Have you ever been part of something so wonderful and unique that you are afraid to talk about it because the act of trying to describe it with words might make… Read more »

Horseback Riding Vacation- Argentina Over the Border to Chile

March 14, 2013
A challenging horseback riding vacation takes a U.S. rider from Argentina over the border into Chile. I rendezvous at Bariloche Airport in Argentina on Tuesday with six riders from the UK–– two couples and two single women–– and one single woman from Ireland. After a two hour van trip, we… Read more »

Equine Pacifica and Healing Horses in Southern California

March 12, 2013
My week at Horse Massage School–– Equine Pacifica in Southern California. photos and article by Manuela Stefan Opportunities present themselves to us when we are ready to embrace them and make the most out of them. Sometimes it all begins with an idea we simply throw out there without necessarily knowing how… Read more »