Articles Tagged 'Horse Culture'

Gaucho Life in Uruguay

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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 »

Life on the George Ranch

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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 »

Marsh Tacky: The “Common” Horse of Lowcounty South Carolina

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
By Caroline Maffry Photos © Dwain Snyder at www.EquestrianImages.us The History of the Marsh Tacky In 1846 naturalist John James Audubon wrote that the Marsh Tacky is as “tough as a Pine knot.” Indigenous to the marshy coastal islands in the low land or Lowcountry region of South Carolina, these… Read more »

Natural Horsemanship

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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 »

Costa Rica- Cabalgata Behind the Scenes

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
As an elderly woman whizzed by me, galloping at an alarming pace in her black dress pants and high-heeled patent leather shoes, I gripped by reins and giggled. She was delicately balancing a purse on her forearm, not exactly riding attire. My horse Perla, the perfect “bomb proof” mount, was… Read more »

Scotland- Highland Pony Breed Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Pony Trek at Blair Castle in Scotland on Highland Ponies in this Equitrekking video clip.   Video Transcript DARLEY: (VO) We’re riding in Scotland’s Highlands, where purple heather forms a blanket beneath our horse’s hooves, giving the ground its beautiful color, but also covering the sometimes boggy footing below. VICKI:… Read more »

Alberta- Calgary Stampede

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
We saw a lot at the Calgary Stampede. There is a lot going on at this 10-day summer event that around 120,000 people attend each day. I walked all over the Stampede, interviewing folks about their horses and passions. I ate a lot of fried goodness, including fried jelly beans… Read more »

Iceland Horse Drive

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Want a true adventure in the Land of Fire and Ice? Saddle up for an Icelandic horse drive with local farmers. by Darley Newman On an Iceland riding holiday, I drove a herd of 50 horses to Gullfoss, a huge waterfall, in Iceland. I have to admit, since I had… Read more »