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May-2016

Monday Musing: Feel the wind of heaven while riding through Japan’s spectacular and varied riding scenery on a well-tuned Arabian endurance horse.

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Have you got any plans to go on a horse riding holiday in 2017? Some of our most astute and well-organised globetrotters have already started planning their riding adventures for next year, so this month’s Join a Globetrotter blog is dedicated to all of our 2017 departure dates that already have globetrotters booked on. Planning ahead […]

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The Shandur Polo Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Pakistan held over three days in July each year. This tournament takes place on the Shandur Pass in the Himalayas, the highest polo ground in the world at 3738 metres above sea level. The festival also includes folk music and dancing, and trout fishing […]

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Name of breed: Warlander Country of origin: Variable Breed origin: The Warlander is a horse of Baroque type produced by crossing Friesians with horses of a purebred registered Iberian horse breed such as the Andalusian, Lusitano or Menorquina. This particular crossing of horse breeds has a history going back to at least the 16th century, […]

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On the first Saturday of September, the two-horse town of Birdsville gears up for one of Australia’s most iconic race meets, the Birdsville Races. Located some 1,600km inland from Brisbane, Queensland, Birdsville is an incredibly remote place. But more than five thousands hardy souls make the trek each year for one hell of an outback […]

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Name of breed: Knabstrupper Country of origin: Denmark Breed origin: This breed of horse was originally established in 1812 in Denmark when a chestnut mare with leopard complex blanket markings was bred to a solid-coloured stallion, producing a colt with dramatic spotting. The mare and her son were each bred to many other horses, producing […]

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A pit pony was a type of pony commonly used in underground coal mines from the mid-18th until the mid-20th century. When laws were passed prohibiting the use of women and small children as laborers in coal mines, the industry was in desperate need of more workers. In truth, there was an overlap in the […]

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Name of breed: Bavarian Warmblood Country of origin: Southern Germany Breed origin: The Bavarian Warmblood developed from an older Bavarian heavy warmblood breed called the Rottaler. The best Rottalers were calm, substantial horses suitable for carriage driving and plowing. A registry for Rottalers was founded in 1907, but when the horses began being used for […]

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22
May-2016

Monday Musing: All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; J.R.R Tolkien Wander on the glittering Namib Desert

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Are you over sixty and concerned that you’re too old to complete one of our horse riding holidays? Age is no barrier in signing up for a horse riding adventure. And to be honest the majority of our globetrotters range in age from 35 right through to 72 so you’ll be in good company no matter […]

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