Goomboorian Campdraft Ride

Saddle Up: Lee Powrie’s Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride

In this edition of Saddle Up, we’re following thoroughly addicted repeat globetrotter Lee Powrie to Queensland, Australia, to go cattle mustering and campdrafting on The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride! Read on to get an inside peek at what it’s really like to experience this amazing horse riding holiday. *EDIT: Lee did this ride […]

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Saddle Up: Brielle Hallett’s Glenorchy Ride

If you can’t get enough of the Glenorchy Back Country ride, don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone! And thanks to Brielle Hallett, who recently completed this sell-out ride, you can quench your appetite for all things New Zealand with this glimpse into life as a globetrotter! Day 1: Arrive at High Country Horses Getting off […]

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Saddle Up: Roz Beinke’s Okavango Delta Ride

Roz Beinke’s horse riding holiday in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, in June 2018 was like stepping into a different world – one filled with wildlife, brave horses, caring guides and endless adventure. But don’t take our word for it – read her trip notes below! Friday – Africa – on a bucket list ride I’ve […]

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Saddle Up: Sheryl Germany’s Glenorchy Ride

In this series we will opening up the pages of our Globetrotters’ travel journals to learn about their experiences straight from the horse’s mouth. First up is a glimpse of the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, courtesy of globetrotter Sheryl Germany. Enjoy! The night before my epic adventure! I’m so excited! I’m getting ready to meet […]

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Globetrotting Health Guide: On the Road

Anna King, globetrotter and medical professional, has kindly written an in-depth guide to staying healthy and identifying and treating illnesses and injuries while travelling. She’s covered common complaints and their treatments, first aid, coping with long-distance flights, and a whole lot of handy tips. Keep this info on-hand for your horse riding holiday! (Make sure […]

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Globetrotting Health Guide: Before You Go

Seasoned globetrotter and medical professional Anna King has very generously given us the ultimate guide to staying healthy on your horse riding holiday. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about preparing for your travels, from vaccinations to first aid kits. (Make sure you also check our article with our […]

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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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