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Road to the Horse is an annual colt-starting competition held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. But it’s not just your usual horse training competition where anyone can enter. Nope, this is essentially the World Championship of Colt Starting where you’ve got to be SELECTED to compete and only three, sometimes four, places […]

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So globetrotter Louise Hunt has taught me a new word – ‘freedult’. Have you heard that word before globetrotters? Apparently it’s that time in your life when all your children have grown up, flown the coup and are now forging their own paths, and you suddenly find yourself free to do some of the things […]

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Hey globetrotters, you’re in for a real treat, get ready to be inspired! Globetrotter Jade Wills is one clever and talented lady. She joined us on a 19-day Mongolian horse trek this year and has written the following poem of her time spent in this incredible country with a wonderful group of globetrotters. Have a […]

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Sometimes you come across a globetrotter who makes the most of every single moment and does so with a smile upon their face. It’s time to meet Irene Wynne globetrotters, who joined us on our Guided Ride to the wonderful lands of Mongolia this year. Horses have been weaved throughout her life – whether it […]

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She was small in size and had a less than ideal conformation, but Jenny Camp was a mare who came out on top and made the history books at a time when the world was in turmoil. Born in 1926 at the US Army Remount Station in Front Royal, Virginia, she was of Thoroughbred-Standardbred breeding, […]

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Let’s get real for a moment. Where else can you see sports involving horseback wrestling, mounted archery, long-distance racing and eagle hunting all in the one place? You can’t! Unless of course you attend the World Nomad Games, a biennial event showcasing nomadic sports, culture and lifestyle. With promises of all the epic nomadic action […]

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Name of breed: Sorraia Country of origin: Indigenous to the portion of the Iberian Peninsula, in the Sorraia River basin, in Portugal. Breed origin: Thought to be the last remnant of wild horses that lived across most of the Iberian Peninsula, there are many different theories as to the origins of the Sorraia horse. Studies […]

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Since the cowboy first pointed his gun in The Great Train Robbery in 1903, Western movies have entertained audiences the world over with their stories, landscapes and colourful cowboy characters. And thanks to the power of 2004 film Hidalgo’s visual imagery, audience interest in the genre has once again been captured. But, like my mum […]

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Name of breed: Breton Horse Country of origin: Brittany, a province in northwest France Breed origin: There are a few differing opinions as to how the Breton horse developed. One theory suggests they were brought to Europe by Asian migrators some four thousand years ago. Another theory is that they were initially bred by Celtic […]

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Name of breed: Rocky Mountain Horse Country of origin: USA Breed origin: Despite its name, the Rocky Mountain Horse didn’t develop in the Rocky Mountains, but in the state of Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. A single foundation stallion brought to the area as a colt is the sire of the Rocky Mountain Horse breed. […]

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