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Answer me this globetrotters, when do you ever get to do something that is just for yourself? I’m talking choosing to do something because YOU want to do it, not because a friend or family member has suggested it and wants to go with you, but because you are treating yourself for all your blood, […]

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Thirty years ago on the equestrian world’s biggest stage, an unknown female rider snagged the individual gold medal out from under the noses of three men at the World Championships, a result that thrilled the world. Canadian Gail Greenough headed into the final four at the 1986 World Championships in Aachen as the underdog. It […]

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Name of breed: Blazer Country of origin: USA Breed origin: The Blazer horse breed was developed in the 1950s and 60s in northwestern America. The entire breed traces back to one chestnut stallion named Little Blaze, who was foaled in 1959. Neil Hinck was the owner and breeder, an American horse trainer who came from […]

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After talking about riding in the South Island of New Zealand for a while, Kate Lattey and her sister finally got around to doing something about it and joined us on the Glenorchy Back Country ride. And we’re so glad they did! Throughout her life, Kate has never been far away from horses and her […]

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Let’s face it, we all use our smartphones to take photographs these days. In fact, a lot of the built-in cameras in the smartphones on the market are better than the majority of the cameras within our price range. So there’s nothing worse than coming across the most magnificent sight on your ride, taking out […]

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The latest extreme sports craze that has come out of the UK of all places is one for the thrill seekers among us. Horseboarding is where participants are towed behind a horse on an off-road skateboard. Invented by professional stuntman Daniel Fowler-Prime when he was messing around on a farm, this once daredevil stunt has […]

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Name of breed: Campolina Country of origin: Brazil Breed origin: The Campolina is named after Cassiano Campolina, the farmer who developed the breed. Back in 1870, the farmer received a black mare of Barb ancestry named ‘Medeia’, and bred her to a pure Andalusian stallion. The resulting foal, a gray colt named ‘Monarca’ is considered […]

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For globetrotter Lauren Cromb, her first horse riding holiday was a treat to celebrate what she termed her ‘funemployment’, a time to enjoy some much needed R&R after working the fly-in fly-out lifestyle for the mines for so many years. And fun she did have, with Globetrotting’s superstar guides, Laura and Christian Hayes on the […]

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Well I have done it globetrotters, I have found the rain jacket to rule all rain jackets (well at least I think so, I will let you come to your own conclusions about it). I am sure at some stage in your life you have come back from a ride damp, or even soaked because […]

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On the northwest coast of Belgium, there is a little known tradition called shrimp fishing on horseback. The activity is exactly what its name describes. Belgian draft horses specifically trained for this activity are used, walking breast-deep in the surf, parallel to the coastline, pulling funnel-shaped nets held open by two wooden boards. A chain […]

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