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Name of breed: Jutland Horse Country of origin: Denmark Breed origin: Named after the Jutland Peninsula which forms the western part of the country of Denmark, the origins of the breed are not fully documented, although some evidence points to their ancestors being used by the Vikings during the early 9th century. The first mention […]

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Processions on horseback are traditional in many rural regions of Bavaria, Germany. At these festivals, the horses are all blessed in memory of the important contribution they made to agriculture in past times. Perhaps one of the most well known processions of its kind is Traunstein’s Easter horseback parade, the Georgiritt (St. George’s Day Horse […]

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Name of breed: Kathiawari Country of origin: India Breed origin: A breed of horse from the Kathiawar peninsula in Western India, the origins of the breed are unknown although it is closely related to the Marwari horses of Rajasthan. Originally bred as a desert war horse for use over long distances in terribly rough terrain and […]

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Name of breed: Sable Island Horse Country of origin: Sable Island (an island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada) Breed origin: The Sable Island horse is a type of wild horse found on Sable Island, an island located off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Although popular legends claim that these horses swam ashore […]

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When Karena was just eleven, she already had an appetite for adventure on horseback, heading off on her own to explore trails even though she was meant to be part of a riding group. And even though this caused her a little bit of trouble, (i.e. a huge scolding from her mum for going off […]

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When it comes to pomp and ceremony, the Brits know how to do it right. The Royal Windsor Horse Show is one such display of grandeur and takes place in May each year in the Queen’s own backyard, Windsor Castle! First starting in 1943 to help raise funds for the war effort, the show has […]

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Name of breed: Kaimanawa Country of origin: New Zealand Breed origin: Kaimanawa horses are a population of feral or wild horses in New Zealand that are descended from domestic horses released from sheep stations and cavalry bases in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was in 1876 that the first wild horses were recorded in […]

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When someone claims they’ve just experienced their “best holiday ever” you know you must be doing something right! Our hearts swelled with pride when reading globetrotter Tracy Malone’s feedback on her Margaret River Ride in WA, and we just HAD to share her wonderful words with you. Have a read of what she thought of […]

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“Let us introduce you to Mongolia” is the slogan for the Gobi Desert Cup, and although we here at Globetrotting HQ feel as though the epic riding holidays we offer in this beautiful country do that (and more), we’ve got to admit, a 480km multi-stage endurance ride across the Gobi Desert sounds like a hell […]

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Name of breed: Boerperd Country of origin: South Africa Breed origin: A modern breed indigenous to South Africa, the Boerperd is said to have originated from the Cape Horse of South Africa or the ancient Boer horse. The origins of the Cape Horse trace back to the horses imported from Java to southern Africa in […]

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