Horse Breed: Megruli - photo by Zhanna Fort - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Megruli

Name of breed: Megruli, also known as the Megrel, Megrelian or Mingrelian Country of origin: Georgia Breed origin: One of three native Georgian horse breeds, the Megruli is found in western Georgia, from the lowlands near the Black Sea to the soaring Caucasus Mountains. It is descended from the horse of the Colchians, a group […]

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Bill the Bastard

Bill the Bastard was a big, fiery, cranky chestnut gelding famous for his buck… but he was one of Australia’s greatest war horses and became a legend, famed for his incredible stamina and for saving many soldiers’ lives. An Australian-bred Waler, Bill earned his not-so-illustrious nickname thanks to his incredible bucks, unseating rider after rider. […]

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Concrete Cowboy - film review by Globetrotting - poster via IMDB.

Concrete Cowboy

 Netflix lovers, there’s a new horse movie for you to check out – ‘Concrete Cowboy’, a moving, true-to-life impression of Philadelphia’s Black urban horse riding community. We first became aware of the existence of ‘urban cowboys’ in America’s cities during the Black Lives Matter protests last year. Alongside Bri Noble and her horse Dapper […]

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Horse Breed: Losino - image via Gorritxiki2 on Wikimedia Commons- Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Losino

Name of breed: Losino Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The Losino horse is an ancient breed believed to be the last remaining representative of the Castilian horse, a sub-type of the Iberian horse named after the medieval kingdom of Castile where it originated. Horses have roamed the land now encompassed by Spain and Portugal […]

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Globetrotting as a Plus-Sized Rider

Hi, I’m Stacey! I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been riding horses on and off since I was about four. My absolute favourite thing to do with a horse is trail ride, but I’ve tried my hand at driving, dressage, and mounted archery in the past. I also happen to be a plus-sized Globetrotter. I […]

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Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony - image via Horse Breeds Pictures - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony

Name of breed: Eriskay (known in Scottish Gaelic as Each Beag nan Eilean or Each Èirisgeach) Country of origin: Scotland Breed origin: The Eriskay pony is one of the oldest and most genetically distinct breeds in the British Isles. Its ancestors roamed the forests and hills of Scotland long before people lived there. Since domestication, […]

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He’s ‘JUST’ a Trail Horse

We found this beautiful piece of writing on Facebook and HAD to share it with you all! An ode to the trail horse, so often looked down upon, yet so highly prized by those who ride beyond the arena and the show ring. If anyone knows the author, please leave a comment so we can […]

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Q&A with GT’s founder, Kate, on the love of globetrotting AND riding in Sumba, Indonesia!

Our friends at Shibui & Co., a digital magazine dedicated to the celebration of slow travel, have just published the most AMAZING interview with Kate, Globetrotting’s founder and head guide! Kate goes into the epic story of how she created Globetrotting, why there is NO better way to travel, what Globetrotting will look like post-COVID […]

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Horse Breed: Riwoche

Name of breed: Riwoche Country of origin: Tibet Breed origin: The Riwoche is a small, dun-coloured horse that lives in the Riwoqê County of northeastern Tibet. The breed first came to international attention in 1995, when a group of European explorers led by the French ethnologist Michel Peissel discovered Riwoche horses in an isolated valley […]

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Feedback on the Howqua River Ride

Like so many of our globetrotters, Liesa Tuchen embarked on her first-ever horse riding holiday as a solo traveller, only to find herself surrounded by new friends right from the get-go. That’s the magic of globetrotting: guests and hosts alike are instantly united by a shared passion for horses and travel. And after reading her […]

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Horse Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse

Name of breed: Rocky Mountain Horse Country of origin: United States of America. Breed origin: Despite its name, the Rocky Mountain Horse didn’t develop in the Rocky Mountains, but in the Appalachian Mountains in the state of Kentucky. According to legend, sometime around the late 19th or early 20th century, an anonymous traveller from the […]

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The Horse in Motion

Did you know that the first ever motion picture featured a horse and rider? In 1873, Leland Stanford, horse breeder and founder of Stanford University, commissioned Eadweard Muybridge to photograph his prized trotter, Occident. In doing so, Stanford wanted to settle a long-disputed question: does a horse have all four hooves off the ground at […]

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Feedback (and photos!) from the River Valley Ride

‘One of the most freeing experiences I’ve ever had on a horse!‘ – That’s how Sharon Jeong described her eight-day ride through the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. The River Valley Ride is fast developing a reputation as one of Globetrotting’s most unique and memorable horse […]

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Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood - image via Belgian Warmblood North American District - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood

Name of Breed: Belgian Warmblood, also known by the acronym BWP. Country of origin: Belgium Breed origin: The intriguing history of warmblood horse breeding in Belgium begins in 1937, when a studbook was founded by the rural cavalry. As well as being used in war, the horses were used to teach and entertain Belgium’s youth, […]

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Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia!

Let’s be honest: at one point or another, all of us have fantasised about abandoning our everyday lives in favour of a long-distance journey with our favourite people: our horses! (Oh, any maybe our family… maybe.) There’s something undeniably romantic about life on the road: living day-to-day, never knowing what’s around the next bend, and […]

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Horse Breed: Marwari - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Marwari

Name of breed: Marwari, or Malani Country of origin: India, specifically the Marwar (or Jodhpur) region Breed origin: Although there is some controversy surrounding the origins of the Marwari breed, its ancestors are generally believed to have been native Indian war horses, Arabians and Turkomans (today’s Akhal-Tekes), possibly with some Mongol influence as well. The […]

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Globetrotting's Best Jumping Holidays - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Jumping Holidays

Are you one of those riders who is constantly on the lookout for logs, fences and hedges to pop over? Then keep reading, because we’ve got a handful of horse riding holidays that offer superb jumping with horses that are happy to fly. From holidays with a focus on cross country to point-to-point rides with […]

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Horse Breed: American Paint Horse - photo by Holley Underhill Equine Photography - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: American Paint Horse

Name of breed: American Paint Horse Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The most popular ranch horses in America, the Quarter Horse and the Paint Horse, have a shared history. They were the result of crossing English Thoroughbreds with the horses brought to Central America by the Spanish, which had spread north and been […]

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Travel During COVID: Insurance Update

Hey hey globetrotters, Those of you who have travelled or considered travelling since coronavirus hit will know that getting travel insurance that covers anything related to the virus has been all but impossible. Well one of the insurance companies we recommend for horse riding holidays, Cover-More, has just released some VERY exciting updates to their […]

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Horse Breed: Mecklenburger - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Mecklenburger

Name of breed:Mecklenburger, or Mecklenburg Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: In the 16th century, the northeast German region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was under the rule of the House of Mecklenburg, and within this region a particular type of horse began to develop. It was not a draught horse, or a Thoroughbred, or an Arabian; it […]

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Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Saddle Up: Erica Neumann’s Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride

Get ready, globetrotters, you’re in for a real treat! The wonderfully talented Erica Neumann kept a journal of her horse riding holiday in the Victorian High Country of Australia and very kindly allowed us to share it with you all! Honestly, Erica’s in-depth account of this trip is perfect – I couldn’t have written it […]

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