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Man versus Horse

[sg_popup id=”1″][/sg_popup]Who would be faster in a marathon – a horse or a human? This might be a strange question to ask, but like how most of these discussions usually form, this one originated over a cheery pint (or five) at a pub one night in 1980. Gordon Green, the owner of the Neuadd Arms […]

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Sergeant Reckless – a legendary solider

Many United States Marine units have a live animal mascot. Sergeant Reckless was something far greater than that. In the Korean War, a girl stepped on a land mine and lost her leg. In order to buy her a prosthetic limb, the girl’s brother sold the local Marine unit a chestnut Mongolian mare named Flame-in-the-Morning […]

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The tale of Alexander the Great and his war horse Bucephalus

Bucephalus was Alexander the Great’s horse and is considered by some to be the most famous horse in history. Alexander and Bucephalus’ initial meeting was unique but demonstrated the true character of one of the greatest generals in all of history. Initially, Bucephalus was brought to Macedonia and presented to King Phillip II (Alexander’s father) […]

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Horse Breed: Lusitano

Name of breed: Lusitano Country of origin: Portugal Breed origin: The Lusitano, also known as the Pure Blood Lusitano, is a Portuguese horse breed, closely related to the Spanish Andalusian horse. Both are sometimes called Iberian horses, as the breeds both developed on the Iberian peninsula, and until the 1960s they were considered one breed, under the Andalusian […]

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riding in british columbia, canada

Monday musing:

This right here is the picnic lunch locale on day 3 of our 7 night lodge trip in British Columbia, Canada. Not too shabby?

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Victoria Agguire

Behind the Lens – Victoria Aguirre

Meet Victoria Aguirre, an Argentinean married to an Australian, who has found a way to live harmoniously in both countries by photographing the animals of her childhood – horses. What is your earliest {childhood} memory of horses? Looking at photos always brings back so many memories, but the first memory that comes to my mind […]

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A golden opportunity awaits…

For the first time in the history of Globetrotting we’re offering ONE lucky globetrotter an opportunity to become part of our team. We’re on the hunt for an intern who shares our love of travelling the world from the back of a horse. If you have an appetite for adventure, curious by nature, driven, social […]

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HORSE BREED – SHETLAND PONY

Name of breed: Shetland pony Country of origin: Shetland Isles Breed origin: Shetland ponies originated in the Shetland Isles, located northeast of mainland Scotland. Small horses have been kept on the Shetland Isles since the Bronze Age. People who lived on the islands probably later crossed the native stock with ponies imported by Norse settlers. […]

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People of the Horse – Erika Larsen

Meet Erika Larsen, armed with her camera, she spent two years travelling to remote locations in the western area of the United States. Her desire was to learn about the significant of the horse in Native American culture and capture that intrinsic partnership through her lens. What is your earliest memory of horses? The earliest […]

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travelling solo on a horse riding holiday

Are you a solo globetrotter?

Believe it or not, the majority of our globetrotters travel solo. I started my career as a single globetrotter and have made life-long friendships born from hours upon hours of conversations in the saddle. Once you’ve completed one horse riding holiday as a single traveller, you’ll realise that it’s an absolute cinch and you’ll be signing […]

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Monday musing:

This image was captured on my most recent trip to the High Country in Victoria of our two guides, Lou and Swampy. The snow gums had been burnt in the 2006 bush fires that rushed through this mountainous region and now they stand burnt and silvered providing a startling backdrop for riding. We’re pretty excited […]

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horse riding holiday brazil

Monday musing:

A perfect quote to start 2016. Oh yes, 2016, I’m ready for you, lock, stock and barrel. *This sunset blushed image was taken on my ALL-TIME favourite beach ride in Brazil, check it out here.

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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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globetrotting holidays for xmas

spend the silly season on horseback

If you’re sitting in an enviable position with this upcoming silly season where you don’t have any family or work commitments to abide by I might have the answer.  Fancy boycotting the ho-hum of Christmas and New Years to lose yourself on a far-flung Globetrotting ride? I’ve spent my fair share of Christmas days from the […]

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horse riding safari kenya

Monday musing:

I’m literally peeing my pants with excitement as it’s now less than a week until Buster and I will be whisking away 8 of our most dedicated globetrotters to globetrot the Maasai Mara, Kenya.

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Monday musing

For all of the globetrotters who have travelled to Africa you’ll understand that no truer words have been spoken than these by Mr Hemingway himself. This image was taken on our Maasai Mara ride in Kenya of our guide, Jakob Von Plessen.

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perfect watch for a riding holiday

Fashion Friday – The Horse watch

Do you wear a watch? Ever since having children, I unfortunately have to keep a keen eye on the time every minute of the day. I’m SO in love with my watch which was a gift from my lovely sister. I’ve been admiring the classic and elegant design of The Horse time pieces on friends and strangers for quite […]

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Throwback Thursday: Great-Heart

This is Great-Heart (very apt name) who is one of the greatest high jumpers in history. To read his remarkable story click here. Get this in 1923, he set a world record of leaping 8 feet 3 inches which is 2.5 metres! Holy sheesh!

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FIVE reasons why polo players go ga-ga over a horse riding safari in kenya

A horse-riding safari through the Maasai Mara in Kenya is the most exhilarating off-the-field encounter a polo player could ask for. To shamelessly name drop, high goal polo player, Eduardo Novillo Astrada is one of the many polo players who has galloped with the wildebeest in the Maasai Mara. #1 – Riding guests are mounted […]

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