Articles Tagged 'Horse Culture'

Kentucky- International Museum of the Horse

Darley's Travel Blog — April 26, 2010
Bill Cooke at the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse knows his horse history. I interviewed him for upcoming Equitrekking episodes on the history of various horse breeds around the world, including the Criollo, Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Arabian, Connemara, Welsh Cob, Mustang and more. In the basement of… Read more »

Communicating with Horses: A Global Perspective

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 26, 2010
by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. Everywhere I travel, someone has a different and sometimes a remarkable take on how to ride and how to communicate with horses. I always listen to what each person has to say about their horses before I mount up. People train… Read more »

New Mexico- Foxhunting in the Southwest

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Photos by Elliot Framan and Lindsey Green Getting up in the dark has never been my favorite thing to do. In fact it’s near the bottom of the heap of covers where I like to linger until first light. Only a few times has leaving the comfort… Read more »

Iceland- Hoofbeats in the Land of Fire and Ice

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan We heard the sound first; the TAKA TAKA TAKA TAKA of hoofbeats along the road. Then we saw them, 90 horses in every color imaginable; blacks, bays, duns, browns, cremelos, palominos, even a pinto. Necks arched high, long tails floating, manes waving, Icelandic… Read more »

Saving Our Trails

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
by Equitrekking host Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. On a recent trail ride in the town of Cave Creek, outside of Phoenix, Arizona, the need to preserve riding trails, not only in natural areas but in our own backyard, was once again brought to my attention. Riding… Read more »

The Horses of the Caisson Stable… Honoring Those Who Served

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
By Susan Seligman My 6 AM arrival seemed painfully early, but this was the army, and everyone had already reported for duty at the Caisson stables by 4:00. Eight military funerals are scheduled today, and the soldiers of the elite Caisson platoon at the Ft. Myer army base in Arlington,… Read more »

Uruguay- Gaucho Adventures

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 25, 2010
In Uruguay, gauchos still run the estancias. ATV’s and trucks haven’t replaced steeds. Learn about ranches where you can meet local cowboys. by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. As a sudden rainstorm passed, I was glad to have on the wool poncho that Jorge let me borrow… Read more »

An Interview with Sandra L Olsen PhD

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
Life as a Zooarchaeologist by Jessica Creane Sandra Olsen wanted to be an archeologist since the third grade. “I loved dinosaurs, like most kids, so I wanted to be a paleontologist. But then in college I took classes in Zooarchaeology,” the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. In 1985… Read more »

Criollo Horses in Uruguay

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
To talk about of the Criollo horse is to talk about the Gaucho... proud, adventurous, simple and noble. by Ricardo Bonner The term criollo is used in South America, and specifically in Uruguay, to describe animal breeds, food, events, etc., that are common, characteristic, or emblematic of the country. Originally… Read more »

Gait of Marsh Tacky Horses: Exciting Research

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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 »