Why choose a guided Globetrotting horse riding holiday

Why Choose a Guided Globetrotting Ride?

A lot of our globetrotters are solo female riders who may not have the confidence to travel by themselves. They prefer for us to take the guesswork out of travelling to a unknown country so they can relax. Our guests love that we take the hard work out of travelling – for example, when flying […]

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Family Friendly Rides

As a mother to three young globetrotters (Finn, 6, Birdie, 4, and the newest arrival, Poppy) I’m literally chomping at the bit to bundle up our wanderlust-filled family and take them on their first horse riding holiday. Our girls haven’t had a choice: from a young age, they’ve been plonked on my reliable and dependable […]

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The one saddle pad to rule all saddle pads

So we’ve been on the lookout for some good quality saddlecloths for a while now, ones that we’ll get many a globetrotting mile out of, and I’m pleased to say, I think we’ve found them. We’ve just received our package of fitted slimline pure wool saddle pads from Angus Barrett Saddlery and dare I say […]

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touch and go

“I’m not going to lie to you Kate, this doesn’t look good.” These words hit me like a punch to the stomach. My vet, Tom Duggan, is a realist and at the time I was thankful for his honesty but completely taken by surprise that the situation was so grim. I was standing in a […]

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polo tragic

When I’m up in the wee hours of the morning feeding my baby girl I’ve been purging on youtube videos of high goal polo play. While Buster and Finn dream, Winnie and I escape into the world of high goal polo antics. Polo isn’t a mainstream sport and therefore doesn’t receive much air time on the television networks so […]

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bush life

I’ve written before about Buster and my rural upbringing where Buster was brought up on a farming property near Nindigully and I on a cotton property near Dalby. My childhood memories are as sweet-as-honey: swimming in the tea-stained dam (peddling your legs like a duck to prevent the leaches from latching); fire and brimstone storms reaching across the sky; feeding our poddy […]

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Back in the saddle – how sweet it is

So after six months of pregnancy (click here, to read my thoughts on riding when pregnant) and seven weeks since welcoming Winnie into the world, I managed to squeeze in a couple of rides last week. Strangely, I was a little anxious about riding, post-partem, even though I’ve been there before with our Finn. I don’t know where  the […]

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welcome winnie

Wow, its nearly been eight weeks since I’ve touched down in this blog-sphere. It’s fair to say I’ve got a valid excuse for the lack of posts. We welcomed our gorgeous daughter, Winifred, known to us as Winnie, into the world on September 26. Winnie has us all tangled up in love and makes us gasp […]

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A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: We’re trialling a shetland pony for Finn at the moment. This photo is of Finn on Minty (previously called Gally) who was determined to go over the ‘pink’ jumps – fortunately Minty was a willing participant. Finn was very nonchalant about the entire […]

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A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: A cheeky smile while munching on a zucchini, chocolate brownie at a new eatery in the main street of Buderim – The Shack. My heart shadows.

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A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: This is our little globetrotter as of yesterday. Her grandmother brought the South American inspired cardigan back from a recent trip to the USA. She loves wearing her hoodie. Here she is putting lawn clippings in her toy pram. Every afternoon, […]

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Days Like These

I’ve been feeling quite distant from this blog of late and I guess the reason is I’m not actively globetrotting at the moment. I’m curious, have you ever had a time in your life where horses have been out of reach? I’ve had brief episodes in my life where my connection with equines has lapsed […]

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Feeling Beige

Six weeks has gone and this blog post has been a vacant space with tumble weeds passing through its virtual pages. To be completely honest, I haven’t posted of late because I’ve been feeling beige, some may describe it as ‘meh.’ As if I’ve been walking through a thick fog and have no idea when […]

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A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: We just wished on a ‘father christmas’ (you remember those sphere’s of white) and she was watching the breeze take it to a far away place. My clever mother made her dress from Hello Kitty Liberty print fabric we bought in […]

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Our Globetrotter Is Learning To Ride

Can you remember the first time you rode a horse? Pictured above is an aged, curled cornered photo of me astride our hefty, chestnut racehorse called Oakley aged 4 with my sister, Amanda (at the front). My brother, sister and I were the fortunate ones to be born into a horse-loving family. My father has […]

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  A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: Hand feeding the goats at our local animal nursery. Finally her hair fits in a pony tail with the help of lots of clips.

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A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: Eating Harry Noodle’s dog biscuits after I told her not too. Defiant.

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A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: Playing with ‘baby’ in the garden.

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A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: She has a brilliant pout going on at the moment.

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sun-kissed at evans head

    We’ve just returned to our hinterland home after spending seven days at Evans Head on the northern New South Wales coast. Our tripod family are sun-kissed from sultry summer days spent beachside constructing sandcastles, riding the waves that licked the shoreline and dive-bombing kites when the wind raced across the ocean. We shared […]

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twas a bush christmas

It’s easy to shut your eyes to the drought that is happening seven hours west of our hinterland home. Buster’s family hail from a rural region in outback Queensland near the one-pub town of Nindigully. Their family property skirts ‘the gully’ as its known to locals and the Moonie River fringes the 10, 000 acre […]

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