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Horse Breed: Knabstrupper - image by Horse Breeds Pictures via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Knabstrupper

Name of breed: Knabstrupper, or Knabstrup Country of origin: Denmark Breed origin: The Knabstrupper is believed to trace back to the prehistoric spotted horses that were native to what is now Spain. Cave paintings of horses with spots akin to the leopard patterning seen in many Knabstruppers have been discovered in these regions. However, the […]

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Horse Breed: Spanish Mustang - image by Rita Robinson/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Spanish Mustang

Name of breed: Spanish Mustang, officially known as the Colonial Spanish Horse. Country of origin: United States Breed origin: Contrary to what its name implies, the Spanish Mustang (or Colonial Spanish Horse) is not a wild horse breed, nor is it especially closely related to the Mustang. The Spanish Mustang is descended from various horse […]

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Horse Breed: Garrano - photo by Domingos Xavier on Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Garrano

Name of breed: Garrano Country of origin: Portugal Breed origin: This breed is so ancient that Northern Iberian Paleolithic cave paintings depict horses with a striking resemblance! During the most recent ice age, which ended about 10,000 years ago, many species of flora and fauna in northern Europe migrated south, where the climate was more […]

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Terms and Conditions - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Terms and Conditions Explained

I wanted to explain our terms and conditions particularly around our change policy, cancellations by you and what happens if there are changes made by our ride partners. Just so you know where you stand in this current climate. We’re here to inform you, educate you but not persuade you. We can’t make a decision […]

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Saint George's Ride, or Georgiritt - a Very Bavarian Easter - image by FooTToo/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

A Very Bavarian Easter: the Saint George Ride

Processions on horseback are traditional in many rural regions of Bavaria, Germany. Perhaps one of the most well known processions is the ‘Georgiritt’ – the Saint George Ride – in the city of Traunstein every Easter Monday. The earliest known record of this festival dates back to 1762, although it probably evolved from a medieval […]

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Horse Breed: Kazakh - image by Vera Larina/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Kazakh

Name of breed: Kazakh horse Country of origin: Kazakhstan Breed origin: The Kazakh horse dates back at least as far as the 5th century, when it already had a large population. Its ancestors were wild horses of the steppe, but the breed was later refined and selectively bred by the Kazakh people, who primarily live […]

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Horse Documentaries You Can Watch Online - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Documentaries You Can Watch Online

With many of us spending a lot more time at home, we thought it would be timely to share some documentaries that will satisfy your horse cravings and make ‘couch time’ a little more enjoyable! So here are some beautiful videos about horses that you can watch for free on YouTube: The Horse Whisperer An […]

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Planning for Bushfires with Horses - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Planning for Bushfires with Horses

As I write this, Australia is burning. The fires have already seared seven times the land that burnt during last year’s Amazon rainforest fires, and over a billion animals are estimated to have been killed. On our property in the hills above the Sunshine Coast, we have horses, ponies, dogs, guinea pigs and children. It’s […]

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Australia is on Fire: we need your help

It’s a very sombre start to the New Year here in Australia. It’s hard to have that twinkle of hope and fizz of excitement that a new decade brings when parts of our country are burning. Tears are constantly slipping down my face. The more I read, the more photos I see. I sit here […]

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Horse Breed: Marismeño - image by simonsimages via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Marismeño

Name of breed: Marismeño Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The Marismeño is an endangered breed, and one of the oldest in Europe. It is native to the marshlands of the Guadalquivir River in Andalusia, Spain. Current populations exist mostly within the Doñana National Park, a 543 km2 nature reserve of marshes, sand dunes and shallow […]

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Horse Breed: Dole

Name of breed: Dole, but it’s also known as the Dølehest, Dole Trotter, Dole Gudbrandsdal, Ostlandhester and Norwegian Trotter. Country of origin: Norway Breed origin: The Dole is the largest of Norway’s four native horse breeds. It originated in the Gudbrandsdal valley in the east of Norway and while organised breeding only began in the […]

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Globetrotting's new rides in 2020

Globetrotting’s New Rides in 2020

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our website, you’ll know that we’ve added a lot of bucket list horse riding holidays to our portfolio lately. Some are brand new arrivals, and some have been public knowledge for a while – which is why many are already sold out! So here’s a bit of a […]

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Horse Breed: Criollo - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse breed: Criollo

Name of breed: Criollo, sometimes called the Argentine Criollo Country of origin: South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay Breed origin: The Criollo is synonymous with the gaucho (the horseman and cowboy of the pampas) – the saying goes that a gaucho without a horse is the same as a man without legs. The Criollo’s […]

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The Margaret River Ride - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Margaret River Ride

‘Truly the best five days of my life!’ – that’s how Kate Stanbury summed up her debut Globetrotting holiday, The Margaret River Ride in Western Australia! And THAT is why we love our job. Nothing brings us more joy than receiving feedback like this, knowing that we’ve helped someone create memories that they will treasure […]

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Horse Breed: Belgian Draft Horse - photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed – Belgian Draft Horse

Name of breed: Belgian Draft Horse, also called the Belgian Heavy Horse or simply the Belgian. Country of origin: Belgium Breed origin: The Belgian Draft Horse is a breed from the Brabant region of modern Belgium. Many believe it is descended from the destrier – the best-known Medieval war horse. Regardless, it is certainly true […]

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Horse Breed: Dutch Warmblood - image by Jon Kassel on Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-2.5) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Name of breed: Dutch Warmblood, also known as the Dutch Sport Horse or KWPN Country of origin: Netherlands Breed origin: As the name suggests, the Dutch Warmblood comes from the Netherlands, where its development began just over a hundred years ago in the provinces of Gelderland and Groningen. Gelderland is an area with soft, sandy […]

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Globetrotting's Most Luxurious Rides

Globetrotting’s Most Luxurious Rides

Some globetrotters want a horse riding holiday that will get them back to the fundamentals of life – they dream of starting the day with a campfire breakfast before saddling their own horse and heading out for an intrepid day’s riding, then curling up in a tent beneath the stars. BUT, there are also globetrotters […]

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You're Never Too Old to Go Globetrotting - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

You’re Never Too Old to Go Globetrotting

Are you over sixty and concerned that you’re too old to complete one of our horse riding holidays? Age is no barrier in signing up for a horse riding adventure. The majority of our globetrotters range in age from 35 right through to 72, so you’ll be in good company no matter which ride you decide […]

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Horse Breed: Welsh Pony & Cob - image by Alexia Khruscheva/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Welsh Pony & Cob

Name of breed: Welsh Pony and Cob Country of origin: Wales Breed origin: The Welsh Pony and Cob is technically four closely related breeds, all of which developed in Wales. There is evidence to suggest that a Welsh-type pony existed before 1600 BC, and these ponies were certainly well-established by the time the Romans reached […]

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Beezie Madden, Showjumping Legend

The showjumping world is full of hair-raising stories and legendary horses and riders – and Beezie Madden is one rider who has certainly had her fair share of unforgettable mounts and moments! The American show jumper was the first woman to earn over $1 million in show jumping, the first woman AND the first American […]

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How to Get Saddle Fit for a Riding Holiday

If you’ve signed up for a horse riding holiday, you’re going to want to make sure that your body is saddle fit. Let’s face it: there’s nothing worse than being saddle sore from day one of your much-anticipated trip. Of course, there is always a glass of wine and some ibuprofen to soothe the aches […]

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