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Apr-2016

Horses are our quiet travel companions, carrying us great distances, forming a beautiful bond. Have you had a favourite globetrotting companion?

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One of the first horses to ever be referred to as ‘The Wonder Horse’, Tony was the companion of actor Tom Mix. Becoming a celebrity in his own right, he starred in over two dozen silent and sound films during his career. He was the first horse to be given equal billing with his human […]

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Name of breed: Tibetan Pony Country of origin: Tibet Breed origin: It is generally believed that most Tibetan ponies descended from ancient stock, possibly partly from the Mongolian Pony and various Chinese breeds. These horses are well regarded by the local people and they have been traditionally kept by both wealthy Tibetans and farmers, as […]

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Emma Booth is a L2 Paraplegic who is in a wheelchair after being involved in a horrific car accident in 2013 that severely damaged her spinal cord. Determined not to let her injuries prevent her from following her dreams, Emma’s courage and determination saw her back in the saddle soon after the accident, and she […]

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Dubbed the longest and toughest horse race in the world, the Mongol Derby covers 1000km of Mongolian wilderness. In 1224, Chinggis Khaan (more commonly referred to as Genghis Khan) established the world’s first long-distance postal transmission system using a massive network of horse stations spaced from Kharkhorin to the Caspian Sea. For 10 days every […]

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Apr-2016

A uplifting quote for Monday morning. There are many leaps of faith taken while horse riding. Do you have any dreams about jumping while travelling? The elephants in Kenya help to create some fantastic jumping opportunities! This image was taken on our Guided Maasai Mara ride in Kenya.

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Bill the Bastard was a fiery, cranky chestnut gelding famous for his buck…but he was one of Australia’s greatest war horses and became a legend, famed for his incredible stamina and for saving many soldiers’ lives. An Australian-bred waler, Bill earned his not so illustrious nickname ‘Bill the Bastard’ because he was famous for his incredible […]

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Name of breed: Mustang (also referred to as wild horses) Origin: United States of America Breed origin: The mustang is a free-roaming horse that first descended from horses brought to America by the Spanish. The original mustangs were Colonial Spanish horses, but many other breeds and types of horses contributed to the modern mustang. In […]

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Caitlin Bourchier has always wanted to travel to Mongolia, but never even entertained the idea of seeing the country from horseback until she came across Globetrotting. Now she has booked her first trip – the Khovsgol ride in Mongolia – and heads off in June! Read about how she came to this decision below. What […]

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With a name describing a traditional fishing spear that the Botswana people use to hunt fish in the shallow flood plains, Mashushu was destined to be a water baby. Homebred and born in the delta, Mashushu is incredibly comfortable in his environment, and one of the favourite horses on our Okavango Delta, Botswana ride. Name […]

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