Articles Tagged 'Austin, Texas'

Top Texas Parks for Horseback Riding

50 State Trail Riding Project — March 21, 2018
Texas State Parks provide some of the most diverse landscapes for visitors, including all levels of riders. With different terrain and landscapes, find out about some of the top Texas parks for trail riding below. Dinosaur Valley State Park View overlooking the Valley and Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State… Read more »

Dream Jobs: Life of a Horse Trainer

Expert Equestrian Articles — March 15, 2018
Top horse trainers, of any breed or discipline, live a life of complete dedication to horses and the horse industry. As any horse person knows, horses require a lot of care, a lot of money, and a lot of time; and horse trainers must work hard to ensure that their… Read more »

Five Cowgirls Who Changed History

Equestrian Travel Articles — July 2, 2017
Remarkable women from my visit to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. by Karen Braschayko At the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, you can learn about cowgirls who were famous and those who were not so famous. Even if you know their names,… Read more »

A Ride through the Hill Country in Texas

Equestrian Travel Articles — April 2, 2017
On a recent trip to the Hill Country in central Texas, I was able to ride with Cross-G-Ranch Trailrides, a local outfitter located near the Cowboy Capital of the World – Bandera, Texas. Cross-G-Ranch works with a variety of local ranchers and landowners to provide different riding opportunities throughout their… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Texas’ Windmill Dotted Landscapes

Darley's Travel Blog — January 16, 2015
Fun trivia related to the history of windmills in Texas, which you'll spot dotting big ranches and remote landscapes if you go horseback riding in Texas. by Darley Newman If you horseback ride in Texas, you'll likely see windmills dotting the landscapes. According to the Texas State Historical Association, "Before… Read more »

Bring Your Own Horse Vacations: Camping

Equestrian Travel Articles — November 1, 2013
Looking for a destination where you and your horse can enjoy trail riding by day and camp out at night? Check out these great places set up to accommodate travelers with horses across the USA. by Alexandra Begley Southwest Horse Camps Texas Big Bend Ranch State Park is the largest… Read more »

Bring Your Own Horse Vacations: Adventure & Clinics

Equestrian Travel Articles — August 24, 2013
If you are anything like me you saw “Buck” as soon as it came to theaters. If you are really like me then you saw it twice. And if you are even more like me you went home and tried to figure out when the next Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic… Read more »

Dream Jobs: Endurance Rider

Expert Equestrian Articles — September 10, 2012
Champion endurance racer Darolyn Butler has made an equestrian career out of her passion for marathon rides. by Karen Braschayko Darolyn Butler has had a long career in several aspects of the equine industry, from winning rodeo queen pageants to selling Western wear and producing instructional videos on horsemanship. Today,… Read more »

A Visit to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas

Equestrian Travel Articles — June 28, 2012
by Karen Braschayko   Ever since watching Darley Newman’s visit to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame on Equitrekking, I’d been raring to see the sparkling saddles and mechanical bronc for myself. So when I knew I’d be near Fort Worth on a business trip, it was the… Read more »

Dream Jobs: Western Saddlemaker

Expert Equestrian Articles — June 14, 2012
Wendy Allen has spent four decades crafting Western saddles, and her innovation and tenacity have changed the industry. by Karen Braschayko Master saddlemaker Wendy Allen has helped thousands of horses and riders while building her reputation as a rock star of the saddlery world. Most famous for her cutting saddles,… Read more »