Articles Tagged 'Day Rides'

Alaska- Cooper Landing

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
We went horseback riding at Cooper Landing today with Alaska Horsemen Adventures. Cooper Landing is on the Kenai Peninsula. It’s a beautiful area of mountains and glacier fed lakes, well known for its wonderful fishing. Michelle, our guide, took us through the Chugach National Forest, where moose had taken chunks… Read more »

Arizona- Canyon de Chelly

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
We're traveling from the Northeastern part of the state down to the border or Mexico. I was definitely reconsidering my choice for riding in Canyon de Chelly in the Navajo Nation in the Northeast in the winter, as I stuck my cold, gloved hand in my pocket to feel for… Read more »

Horseback riding in Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountains Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Saddle up with Windwalker Expeditions in the Bradshaw Mountains outside of Phoenix. by Darley Newman With views of large, Lake Pleasant juxtaposed with the dry, high Sonoran desert, sprinkled with saguaro, cats claw, prickly pear, palo verde, jojoba, mesquite, hedgehog cactus, jumping cholla, ocotillo and vegetation and rolling mountains, this… Read more »

California- Northern Cali Beach Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
After touring around downtown Sonoma this morning, we headed out with Rafael Hernandez of Rafael Hernandez of Wine Country Trailrides for a beach ride. In this California Wine Country episode, we are definitely seeing the diversity of Sonoma, traveling from the Redwoods to the coast. Rafael is a great. He… Read more »

California- Sonoma Vineyard Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today we went out with Rafael Hernandez of Wine Country Trailrides for a horseback ride through Larson Family Winery in Sonoma. The vineyard is known for award-winning Cabernets, and its relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. It’s also the only vineyard that I found in wine country, which has horseback riding that… Read more »

California- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I met up with Erin and her husband Dominic of Triple Creek Horse Outfit at their stables in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. One of my girlfriends actually rode with Erin a couple of weeks before and highly recommended her rides. She did the ride in Bothe-Napa State Park, another one… Read more »

Georgia- Jekyll Island

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
This morning I took a Western-style beach ride on Jekyll Island. One of Georgia's Golden Isles, Jekyll has a lot of history and natural beauty. I rode out to Driftwood Beach on Pretty Boy, a Paint horse who seemed to have gotten into the pace of island life. I would… Read more »

Hawaii’s Big Island- Kahua Ranch

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Something that makes the rides at Kahua Ranch different is that if you are an experienced rider, you can ride fast. We’d do a bit of that meeting up with Maile of Na’alapa Stables. Na’alapa Stables, who runs a ride that we will take in Waipi’o Valley, also runs rides… Read more »

Hawaii- Parker Ranch, Big Island

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Parker Ranch is an institution on the Big Island. Karoll of Cowboys of Hawaii took us out to ride a PART of the ranch. Touted at one time as the largest privately owned ranch in the United States, Parker Ranch is huge. The distances here can be deceiving too. Out… Read more »

Jordan- Little Petra

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I was excited to see the rose red, ancient city of Petra in general, but horseback riding through Little Petra, an off the beaten path outcrop of the expansive ancient city, had a special significance. I rode with Ibrahim, my local English speaking guide for our trip, on local Bedouin… Read more »