My horse camp experience and how it changed my life

Thinking of sending your child to horse camp? It's a great place to get introduced to horses, gain lifelong skills and friends.... And you just never know how what you learn may influence your later life. by Darley Newman Many people ask me how I first got into horseback riding. I was luck...

Cattle Drives in Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado and Beyond

From Wyoming to Colorado to Kansas, where to participate in cattle drives on your next vacation. by Darley Newman We've received several inquiries in the last few days about where to participate in a cattle drive vacation. While all of these destinations we've highlighted in the E...

Equitrekking.com’s Top Articles of 2014

The most popular articles, as measured by your clicks, on Equitrekking.com in 2014. by Darley Newman Your top 14 picks were diverse, including great places to horseback ride across the USA, wild horses, girlfriend getaways and more. What do you want to see more of in 2015? Tell us by contac...

Castle Leslie Christmas in Ireland

Castle Leslie is a dreamy place to visit any time of the year, but during the holidays it's particularly beautiful. Check out photos of Castle Leslie decorated for Christmas. by Darley Newman Enjoy afternoon tea beside one of the many roaring fireplaces and Christmas trees around every cor...

10 Things to Love about Horseback Pack Trips

A horseback pack trip gets you out into the wilderness to truly discover the call of the wild! Here's what we love about packing out on horseback! by Darley Newman If you really want to get into the wilderness, a horseback pack trip is a great option. It gets you to pristine places faster ...

A Romantic Equestrian Escape to Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

What could be more romantic than a sunset horseback ride? What about riding to a secret waterfall, hidden deep within a tropical paradise? You can do both at Blancaneaux Lodge, located deep in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve close to the border with Guatemala and a variety of Maya ruins in the Cen...

5 Fun Facts About Modern North American Cowboys

Sometimes cowboys wear skirts and other funny facts about modern cowboys. by Darley Newman Do cowboys still exist? Well, their lifestyles may have changed, but yes, you can still find cowboys alive and well today.  Watch the video to discover five fun facts about modern cowboys and wher...

Dude Ranches Offering Military Discounts

Great dude ranches honoring Veterans with military discounts! by Darley Newman On Veterans Day, we reflect on ways we can honor our nations' Veterans not just today, but beyond. In honor of Veterans Day, check out a few of the many dude ranches and guest ranches that offer military discoun...

Dude Ranch Video Playlist

Learn about the history of American dude ranches and get packing tips for your ranch vacation in these special videos from the Emmy winning TV series, Equitrekking. by Darley Newman We've visited dude ranches and guests ranches across the United States in Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona...

Riding Missionary Routes through Africa’s Salt Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana is the site of an ancient super lake about the size of Portugal. These salt pans, one of the largest on the planet, are otherworldly and amazing to explore on horseback–– if you’re properly prepared for the elements. by Darley Newman Riding o...