Working Ranch Vacation in Colorado

I never thought I’d be opting to mend a fence on vacation, but at Colorado Cattle Company, a working ranch in Northern Colorado, I’d get my hands dirty and a whole lot more. I relished in the spontaneous nature of ranch life during my stay, not knowing if I’d be learning to rope ...

Iceland- Icelandic Horses & Culture Video

  In Iceland, I had the honor and privildge of riding with Diddi, one of Iceland’s top riders. Diddi is the nickname for Sigurbjörn Bárðarson. Diddi means the Golden Rider and I can see why Diddi is called this. Not only is he a great rider (I also saw him compete a...

Teton Views at Gros Ventre River Ranch in Jackson Hole

Family owned Gros Ventre River Ranch boasts some of the most stunning views of any ranch I’ve visited to date. Sitting in the western themed, well-appointed main lodge, guests stare up at the Tetons, while feasting on really good cuisine, and once in the saddle, the views get even better. ...

Horseback Riding at a Rural Uruguay Estancia

Getting off the grid in a destination where horse and cattle rule... and loving it! by Darley Newman Slightly smaller than the state of Washington, Uruguay’s vast numbers of cattle, sheep and horses greatly overshadows this South American country’s small population. Ranches, known ...

Riding Under the Midnight Sun in Denali, Alaska

Trail riding in Alaska, where travelers can experience diverse tundra and stunning views outside Denali National Park. Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun, has stunning and truly off the beaten path places to saddle up, including in the backdrop of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America ...

5 National Forest Dude Ranches in Wyoming

Many USA dude ranches are located in or adjacent to U.S. national forests, giving you an awesome opportunity to explore our nation's public lands on horseback, on foot, via snowmobile or in other cool ways, spending nights in comfortable lodging or on a ranch pack trip. The state of Wyoming is...

Marriott Ranch Horseback Riding with Longhorns

Saddle up at a historic Western style ranch on the East Coast by Darley Newman Rolling grasslands stretch as far as the eye can see. Longhorn cattle graze in flower-filled meadows, and rugged cowboys ride miles of trails. Though this may sound like the American West, it actually lies fewer tha...

Horse Riding the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, Part 1

Ride on strong Irish horses on Ireland's beautiful Ring of Kerry by Darley Newman With beautiful sunny skies, our crew headed to Killarney Riding Stables right outside of the center of Killarney. There’s a reason why so many tourists flock to this part of County Kerry, it’s abs...

Horse Riding the Ring of Kerry in Ireland Part 2

I continue my trek along the Ring of Kerry, where Irish mountains meet the sea. by Darley Newman After a picnic lunch on the trails, we continued our trek up towards Windy Gap with Aoife, my Killarney Riding Stables' guide. We rode towards a picturesque spot to see that a multitude of...

3 Most Surprising National Parks for Horseback Riding

From giant sand dunes to volcanic landscapes, unusual national parks for horseback riding from Arizona to California. We know a ton of great parks to ride horses around the world, but the below national parks surprised even us! Check out these diverse national parks in the USA to saddle up. ...