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A hit with the ladies and an outstanding ambassador for the Mustang breed (he got his start in Colorado’s Extreme Mustang Makeover), Blacky is a charming little fellow found on our horse riding holiday in Shell, Wyoming. He might be small (13.5hh) but he’s always one of the most requested horses with guests often trying […]

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It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Lou and Kevin, our wonderful guides on our estancia-based horse riding holiday in Argentina. Their love and passion for their home (which you get to stay at), their horses, their jobs and their country is clearly evident when speaking with them, and we just LOVE how […]

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I must say I LOVE a horse that has a cheeky personality, and Noss does not disappoint. He’s a station bred Kimberley Quarter Horse found on our (yep you guessed it) Kimberley Ride, and he’s a character to say the least. Have a read about this fun-loving clown! Name of horse: Noss Breed: Station bred […]

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Every ANZAC Day we stop to remember those who gave their lives in battle, and there are many different kinds of commemorative services held across Australia. But one in particular caught my attention, and that’s the Aranda Tribe Ride for Pride. In a remote Aboriginal community in the Aranda country of central Australia, there is […]

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Name of breed: Konik horse Country of origin: Poland Breed origin: The word ‘konik’ is a diminutive of the Polish word ‘kon’ which means ‘horse’. This small, semi-feral horse is a highly unusual breed which directly descended from the Tarpan, the wild European forest horse that was hunted to extinction in Britain in Neolithic times. […]

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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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