Articles Tagged 'Arizona'

8 Reasons to Enjoy Christmas at a Guest Ranch

Why not live out a bit of the horsey holiday dream? Experience Christmas on a dude ranch. by Karen Braschayko I confess that I have a deep weakness for Christmas movies, especially the kind with snowy forests in the background and storylines that wrap up neatly with a sparkly bow. Festive deco...

9 Great Ranches for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Leave work and worrries behind, and let a guest ranch take care of the Thanksgiving holiday magic. by Karen Braschayko When Halloween frolics past and leaves fall rapidly, our thoughts turn to family time around cozy fires and glorious Thanksgiving feasts. Of course, Thanksgiving c...

A Spectacular Arizona Horse Drive at Sprucedale Guest Ranch

Some things just surprise you. That's the best part about life. Being around something so much, and somehow it can still give you an experience you never saw coming... “It's the way you ride the trail that counts” - Dale Evans Going on a horse drive, I didn't realize it...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Five Cowgirls Who Changed History

Remarkable women from my visit to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. by Karen Braschayko At the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, you can learn about cowgirls who were famous and those who were not so famous. Even if you know their names, it’s...

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Meet Your Host- Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch, Arizona

At just two hours from Las Vegas, Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a popular family retreat in the desert of Arizona. Owned by JP and Tricia McCormick work to make guests that visit feel like family, offering a plethora of activities ranging from riding horses to ATVing to lounging by the poo...

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Horseback Riding Arizona’s Tonto National Forest

Trading in Chicago winters for Arizona sunshine was a no-brainer. Instead of slogging through slush in downtown Chicago, I explored the canyons, washes and rugged trails of the Tonto National Forest on horseback. The fifth-largest national forest in the United States, Tonto boasts nearly 900 miles...

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Historic Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch Re-Opens Feb 1st

Several years ago, we had the opportunity to visit Rancho de la Osa and film there for Equitrekking, our Emmy-winning series on PBS and networks around the world. This three hundred year old, hacienda style ranch in the high Sonoran desert has a rich history and beautiful architecture. Located on ...

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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. ...

Equestrian Travel Articles

White Stallion Ranch Honored as a Member of Historic Hotels of America

White Stallion Ranch, one of our Top 20 Ranches and in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide, has been selected for membership by Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, been designated by the U.S. Secr...

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Sunshine, Wild Horses and My Nikon- the Salt River Wild Horses

What's the recipe for this professional horse photographer's perfect day? Take one sunny day, some wild horses, a professional horse photographer in search of a great horse photo and meet me at the lake! That's precisely what it was like for me. The Salt River wild horses did not dis...