Meet a Globetrotter: Megan Laver

Khovsgol & Arhangay Rides, Mongolia , Estancia Ride in Torres Del Paine, Chile

Globetrotting horse riding holiday Torres Del Paine, Chile

Megan Laver seems to have the Globetrotting bug, first completing our ride through Mongolia, followed by the Torres del Paine in Chile. And she doesn’t plan on stopping with just two! Read about her passion for seeing the world from horseback below.

What is your day job?
I work with my husband Steve on our property – drenching, mustering, fencing, etc. We run 7,000 ewes and 3,100 wethers, and some dairy heifers.

How have horses influenced or changed your life?
They have taken me on some incredible and interesting journeys in life.

What is your earliest memory of horses?
Riding around the neighbourhood as a young girl, and having to ride eight kilometres to go to Pony Club!

What was your childhood pony called?
Beauty – a stubborn black mare!

What does riding or being with horses mean to you?
It has taken me on some incredibly journeys, i.e. seeing the world from the back of a horse. Also, enjoying the highs and lows of watching my daughters grow up riding.

What have horses taught you the most?
To accept that things don’t always go the way you thought they might.

What was your first Globetrotting ride?
Mongolia.

What made you take the plunge and sign up for a Globetrotting holiday?
An article I saw about Mongolia and then discovering the Globetrotting website in a magazine.

What Globetrotting rides have you since completed?
A ride in Chile – Torres del Paine – amazing country and people.

What is your most memorable globetrotting moment?
Galloping along the beach of a beautiful blue lake in Torres del Paine. Coming across the blue lake set against the brown coloured hills was absolutely incredible – like an inland sea!

I would also like to add that we have met some great people along the way, whether it be guides, wranglers, fellow riders etc.

Why choose this type of travel? As in, exploring a new country from the back of a horse?
It’s the only way to see the countryside in its natural state. You end up in places a tourist bus would never be able to go.

Who is your favourite safari horse of all time?
A grey horse in Patagonia – very forward moving!

A tip that every globetrotter should know before going on a ride?
Open your mind and be respectful of other people/cultures/horsemanship.

Finish this sentence: Don’t leave home without…
Your passport!