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Cody might be on the small(ish) size, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in its raucous, Wild West charm. If you’ve booked a saddle seat on The Big Horn Cattle Drive or our horse riding holiday in Shell, Wyoming, you will most likely be flying in and out of Cody, […]

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For those of us who are lucky enough to ride or work with horses, I think we can all agree they are beautiful and intelligent animals. But I think we often forget just how truly special they can be. I believe it was Winston Churchill who once claimed, “There is something about the outside of […]

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Ten million fighting men died in World War One. But what is less remembered is that at least eight million horses died too, a number that is absolutely inconceivable to me. According to the Australian War Memorial, during WWI Australia sent 136,000 horses overseas to be used by used by the Australian, British and Indian […]

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What I initially thought to be a fictional event created in a novel, has turned out to actually be real globetrotters. If you’ve read Marguerite Henry’s 1947 novel Misty of Chincoteague about the wild mare Phantom and her newborn colt, then you’ll remember a key part of the story is the ‘pony swim’, when the […]

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Name of breed: Kazakh Horse Country of origin: Kazakhstan Breed origin: The Kazakh is a breed of horse of the Kazakh people who primarily live in Kazakhstan, but can also be found in parts of China, Mongolia, Russia and Uzbekistan. Horses in Kazakhstan and the surrounding areas can be traced back to the 5th century […]

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Andrew Gilles is the consummate professional when it comes to guiding and hosting guests on our Namib desert rides. You could probably call him an adrenaline junkie, but it was his love for adventure and his passion for nature that saw him become the one thing that would allow him to pursue both – a […]

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Culture? Tick. Freedom? Tick. Adventure? Tick. Adrenaline? Tick. It seems ‘the bigger the better’ is the philosophy when it comes to choosing a horse riding holiday for globetrotter Desiree Charlesworth. Des is one of our most loyal globetrotters and as with many, once she got started she couldn’t stop. Addicted to the world of horse […]

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A horse named after a hard liquor is my kind of horse and that’s why I’m thrilled to introduce you to Johnny Walker who is one of the guest horses on the Big Horn Cattle Drive in the US. And with any great name you expect one to have a great personality, and that’s exactly […]

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Is it a rodeo? An exhibition? A festival? Or all three? More than just midway rides, bucking broncos and a ten day long celebration of Western heritage, the Calgary Stampede is a gathering place for horse enthusiasts from all over the world – hosting, educating and entertaining a global audience. To locals it’s ‘The Greatest […]

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Name of breed: Ardennes Country of origin: France, Belgium, Luxembourg Breed origin: One of the oldest documented breeds of draft horse, the Ardennes horse originates from the Ardennes area (funny that) in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. There is belief that the breed could be a direct descendent of the prehistoric Solutre horse, and their history […]

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