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Horse Riding Holiday Ètiquette

It may sound strange, but there is a unspoken code among riders on the trail that will stand you in good stead on your next horse riding adventure. Whether you’re a beginner rider or just haven’t ridden out as part of a group for a while, you may not be aware of the etiquette that […]

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Using a GoPro on Horseback

In the last couple of years Buster and I have been GoPro-ing our globetrotting adventures to add another dimension than still photography and we love it. When our clients are considering a riding adventure its a a lot easier for them to get a feel for the landscape and horses, when they can view video footage aswell. […]

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Mongolia: the Final Frontier

July 2014 I have a tribe of globetrotters travelling to Mongolia in August, some have been before and others it’s their first time. Safe to say, I love organising their trips and I would be lying if I didn’t mention I’m a shade of green that I’m not accompanying them – especially in my rotund […]

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Our Guide to Travel Insurance for Horse Riding Holidays

Travel insurance is compulsory on all Globetrotting rides, regardless of whether you’re travelling within your home country or abroad. It’s absolutely imperative to be covered by travel insurance so that you have a safety net in case unexpected circumstances arise. Travel insurance can cover you for financial losses caused by a wide range of events that can […]

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Best Language Learning Apps

Speak like a local with these handy apps You’ll always get a thumbs up from a country’s native people if you have a go at speaking their language. Whether you pronounce the words appallingly badly or string a sentence together that has absolutely no meaning, you get a tick of approval and ten points for […]

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How to Take Better Photos on your Horse Riding Holiday

It’s only after snapping BILLIONS of images one-handed astride a horse that I’ve been able to master horse riding holiday photography. It’s undeniably hard to take focused, well-framed images when you’re riding a horse. But it’s not impossible! First, it comes down to your choice of camera. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of smartphone cameras […]

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Looking for Somewhere to Ride near Sydney?

Hey Globetrotters, I wanted to introduce you to the wonderful Jess Chapman who runs Chapman Valley Horse Riding just north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley. We met Jess at Equitana Auckland late last year and were blown away with her enthusiasm and excitement about her horse riding business. I will let you in on […]

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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. Supplies Many travel medicine clinics and pharmacies will provide […]

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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! Common Medical […]

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Toilet Talk

We’ve all been there: several hours in the saddle and a few too many gulps of coffee and you find yourself silently praying that someone will shout the words ‘toilet break!’ before things get squirmy. It’s a tad awkward to discuss, but in this blog we’re going to cut the crap – so to speak […]

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Traveller’s Tips for Globetrotting in Kenya

For those brave hearts who are planning a riding safari in Kenya, we’ve put together some general information that is a must-read before you board your flight. climate Although Kenya lies along the equator, the climate and temperatures vary according to the altitude and the distance from the sea. Along the coast, the climate is […]

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Globetrotting’s Guide to Tipping

Us Aussies aren’t familiar with the art of tipping and generally get quite lost at working out the right amount without offending. On our horse riding holidays and safaris tipping at the end of your adventure is customary and each ride is different from the next. With that said, I’ve put together a guideline so you don’t get […]

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