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From the 1830s to the 1920s, fire engines in many parts of the world were pulled by horses. Galloping to the blaze pulling a billowing, fuming steam engine and sometimes an escape ladder, too, the horses allowed firefighters to use larger, more effective engines and to reach the fire much faster. Prior to the introduction […]

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Wendy Macken has a newfound passion for Globetrotting holidays, having ventured deep into the Aussie bush on The Kimberley Ride and far into the African wilderness on our safari ride in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. She very kindly took the time to answer some questions about herself and her Globetrotting adventures. What is your day […]

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Breed name: Waler Country of origin: Australia Breed origin: The Waler was developed in colonial Australia by crossing a huge number of breeds including heavy draught types, strong coach horses, Timor Ponies and native British ponies, Thoroughbreds, Arabians and the African Cape Horse. To handle the harsh Australian conditions and the tough work required of […]

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Introducing Katrin Sif einarsdottir, guide extraordinaire for our incredible Icelandic Wilderness Expedition. Kat’s passion and love for her home country and the wonderful Icelandic horse shines through as brightly as a clear day in the Iceland highlands. Rest assured Globetrotters, if you have the unique pleasure of riding with the herd alongside Kat and the […]

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Fiona Hughes has been riding horses her whole life, and enriching the Aussie eventing scene for much of that time. Her latest project, Sit Tight Radio, brings listeners top quality equestrian info-tainment in the form of commentaries from Australia’s major 3 day events. We caught up with Fi to learn more about Sit Tight Radio […]

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Catherine Garrard is a fresh-off-the trail globetrotter who lived out her own real-life cowgirl adventure on the Big Horn Cattle Drive in Wyoming. And she loved it so much she plans to do it all again next year! We caught up with Catherine post-trek to get the low-down on what made this horse riding holiday […]

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Name of breed: Tarpan Country of origin: Russia, although Tarpans once roamed over most of Europe. Breed origin: The original Tarpan is an extinct subspecies of horse whose scientific name is Equus ferus ferus. The Tarpan developed during the ice age as a subspecies of Equus ferus, which lived all over the land from western […]

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I was recently fortunate enough to attend an incredible festival in the French city of Tarbes, which is nestled into the foothills of the stunning Pyrenees mountains. Equestria Festival is a celebration of all things equus. It’s like a breed show, but with added llamas. It’s like a gymkhama, but with world class performances every […]

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The first time you hear it, it comes as a bit of a shock: a Thoroughbred stallion shaped the Quarter Horse as we know it today. Three Bars was born in 1940, a full-blooded Thoroughbred with champion sprinters on both sides of his pedigree. ‘You know when you hit the jackpot [on a slot machine] […]

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Breed name: Manipuri Pony, or Manipur Country of origin: India Breed origin: The Manipuri Pony is an ancient breed indigenous to India. Its origins are disputed, with some saying it descended from Mongolian horses crossed with Arabians and ponies, and others saying it was developed from the Tibetan pony. What is undeniable is the breed’s […]

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