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Jolly old Santa Claus isn’t the only version of Saint Nicholas to have survived into the 21st century. Nor, one might very well argue, is he the best version! What could be better than Santa Claus, I hear you ask? The answer is simple: Santa Claus with a horse. I have nothing against a team […]

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Name of breed: Tibetan pony Country of origin: Tibet Breed origin: The Tibetan pony is an ancient breed that possibly descended from the Mongolian Pony and various Chinese breeds. The remains of Tibetan Ponies dating back 4,000 years have been found in the eastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. There are several types of […]

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Name of breed: Przewalski’s Horse. Also known as the Mongolian Wild Horse, Dzungarian Horse or takhi. Place of origin: Central Asia. Breed origin: Przewalski’s horses, or Equus ferus przewalskii, are the last surviving subspecies of wild horse. First described scientifically in the late 19th century by Russian explorer N. M. Przewalski, for whom they are named, they exist […]

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Name of breed: Paso Fino Country of origin: Puerto Rico, Colombia and other Latin American countries. Breed origin: The ancestors of the Paso Fino travelled from Spain in 1493 on Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the New World. Columbus brought a mixture of Barbs, Spanish Jennets and Andalusians and established new populations at Santa Domingo […]

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Elyne Mitchell is best known as the author of the much-loved children’s book series, The Silver Brumby. I’m sure I am not the only globetrotter who can say that the silver brumby galloped through my childhood dreams! But there was far more to Elyne’s life than children’s books. Born in Melbourne in 1913, Elyne Mitchell […]

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Like her namesake, Opal is a desert jewel, a mare who spent most of her life on a remote station before being bought by Globetrotting guides, Jen and Jeremy, who run both the Tassie Tiger Trail and The Grape Horse Adventure. Whether she’s crossing Tasmanian forests or South Australian vineyards, Opal is as beloved by […]

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Golegã Horse Fair happens every November in the town of Golegã, known as the horse capital of Portugal. Overnight, the normally sleepy town is transformed into a buzzing hub of Portuguese horse enthusiasts converging to celebrate their much-loved native breed, the Lusitano. Guests on our ride in Portugal are blessed with absolutely perfect timing for […]

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Name of breed: Mustang Origin: United States of America Breed origin: America’s wild horse, the mustang, is not in fact native to America. When Spanish explorers brought the breed’s ancestors to the New World in the 16th century, horses had been extinct in North America for almost 10,000 years. These Spanish or Iberian horses that […]

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Lesley and Jenna are a mother-daughter globetrotting force to be reckoned with. Hailing from New Zealand, they have always bonded over a shared love of horses and recently took this passion to the palm-lined beaches of Indonesia on The Sumba Ride. Lesley and Jenna have some truly beautiful stories to share from their lives with […]

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So you’ve booked yourself a spot on the Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland. I’m so excited for you. This ride is going to knock your tartan socks off! While you’re in Bonnie Scotland, it’s quite likely you’ll be wanting to spend some time in Edinburgh. There’s way more to see and do than we can list […]

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