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Dutch Oven Cooking, AZ with Video

February 25, 2010
by Darley Newman Learn how to make peach cobbler- Dutch Oven style - with Barbara Kennedy in Arizona.     While filming our Equitrekking Arizona episode last year, I had the opportunity to take a lesson in Dutch oven cooking with Barbara Kennedy who owns and runs Cowgirls Forever, a… Read more »

Gait of Marsh Tacky Horses: Exciting Research

February 25, 2010
by Dr. Molly Nicodemus, PhD., Gaited Locomotive Research Program, Mississippi State University and Jeannette Beranger, ALBC Research and Technical Programs Manager Due to the breed’s Colonial Spanish heritage the Marsh Tacky was thought by some to be gaited, but there had never been any research conducted concerning the gaits. One… Read more »

Gaucho Life in Uruguay

February 25, 2010
by Mirta Bonilla Uruguay has a population of around 3.4 million people, a national herd of 10 million cattle, and more than 15 million sheep. Because raising cattle and sheep in Uruguay is still the primary occupation, wherever you go in the countryside, you will find gauchos with their Criollo… Read more »

Hawaii’s Modern Paniolos

February 25, 2010
An Interview with a Paniolo Hall of Fame Inductee by Equitrekking host Darley Newman Doesn’t being born and raised riding horses on the island of Oahu sound dreamy? That’s what I thought as I listened to Michael “Corky” Bryan tell me about his childhood on Ewa Plantation on Oahu. From… Read more »

Horse Rescues: Helping Unwanted Horses

February 25, 2010
Learn about Unwanted Horses in America, spotlighting Days End Horse Farm and Kentucky's Secretariat Center By Equitrekking host Darley Newman Lately, more and more people are talking about the unwanted horse problem in America. It seems to be everywhere I turn, and not just in the news. I’m hearing stories… Read more »

Is Your Competition Venue Protected From Development?

February 25, 2010
By Deb Balliet, CEO, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource The excitement builds as you travel to the competition or show. You (or your equestrian) have been training diligently. Your steed is finely tuned and all “spiffed up.” You are ready to go! However, not all is as rosy as it may… Read more »

Life on the George Ranch

February 25, 2010
Few times in our lives can passions be lived to the fullest measure - for some, maybe never. I was one of the blessed, and lucky few who savored, lived, and loved my dreams of horses, now - for over 40 years.  By Jim Hodges, American Cowboy I struck leather… Read more »

Natural Horsemanship

February 25, 2010
My journey with the Parelli Natural Horsemanship home study program to become a Parelli Professional Licensed Instructor. by Kelly Sigler About five years ago, I felt like I was on top of the world. I was competing my horse, George, in preliminary level eventing with great success. George was my… Read more »

So, You Want to Own Your Own Ranch!

February 25, 2010
So, You Want to Own Your Own Ranch! by Debbie Eggleston You've vacationed at a few different dude ranches, working cattle guest ranches or maybe even a ranch resort complete with a spa. You're back at your desk in the "real world", but when you stare out your office window,… Read more »

The Art of Diana Madaras

February 25, 2010
By Darley Newman "Art for Animals" and Equine Inspirations On a recent trip to Tucson, I was introduced to the art of Diana Madaras, a celebrated Southwestern artist. I was drawn to her unique style and colorful paintings of horses. Her story of taking a risk to pursue her passions… Read more »