Category: Equestrian

An afternoon horseback riding in Mexico

  A warm salty breeze, crashing waves and the glow of a setting sun – I could not imagine a better backdrop to a horseback ride down the beach. We were visiting San Pancho in Nayarit, Mexico. 

Horse ownership: transitioning from amateur owner to weekend warrior.

  The horse industry is a funny one. It is expansive; from the neighbor down the road with a horse in the backyard to multi-figure horses that compete at the highest levels of the sport. More and more, I have been hearing comments from…

Ecuador volcanoes: sometimes you listen to the horses

“Well, if they run away, we have about 20 minutes to get to higher ground.” We were halfway up an active volcano in Banos, Ecuador, standing in the “canyon,” where pyroclastic flows travel during an eruption.

Beautiful day for a beach adventure

As I mentioned in a previous post, I came up with this great idea to take our horses to the dropzone (skydiving), ride down to the beach and try and entice them into the water. Overall, it was a great experience and made for…

Beach, horses and skydivers.

  Sometimes I come up with crazy ideas and believe it or not, I sometimes find people that even want to go along with them. The place I skydive at is near a beach that we occasionally land on. Once or twice I noticed people…

Wine. Horses. Awesome day. Check.

  It is interesting how goals change over time. As I step back from the show ring, more and more I realize what I have been missing out on from the equestrian industry. A large portion of my 11 years of horse ownership involved…

Skis and horses = skijoring

  Skijoring has been on my list of things to try for a long time. Unfortunately for me, my horse has lived a life of the pampered show horse and tends towards fits of fear when encountered with horse carriages. For this reason I…

GoPro and jumping sticks

I’ve been neglecting my GroPro for awhile and have not posted a new riding video since my cross country one last year, so I thought I would play around with it in the indoor arena. I have not been jumping as much this summer,…

Why I have the best horse in the world.

She certainly never made it easy and in many ways she was the wrong type of horse for me. I thought I was a reasonably good rider, but really, I knew little after riding only school horses.  Ever heard the saying “green + green…

Horses are my therapy.

I recently watched a video of a para-dressage rider who is wheelchair bound but through horses she competes at the highest levels of para-dressage. What stuck with me is the incredible power of the horse. I explained why I skydive, but its time for…