Conserving Land for Equine Use

What would happen if horse trails ceased to exist, facilities to board your horse disappeared, and hayfields were replaced with shopping malls? Learn about Equine Land Conservation Resource, an organization working to ensure that land for equine use remains part of our communities. by Jocelyn Pierc...

Warrior for a Day: Mounted Archery Lessons

Take up a bow and arrow and find a new passion on your next equestrian vacation.  Horse people are not just horse people. We are musicians, parents, athletes, history buffs, collectors, hobbyists of every interest imaginable and, if we are very lucky, we will occasionally find ourselves with t...

Three Great Places to Horseback Ride in Maine

Did you know that you can horseback ride on the beach in Maine? Here are two of the best beaches and a wildlife refuge that you won't want to miss. Text and photos by Susan St. Amand.  I’ve ridden a lot of Maine’s trails over the years and was excited to return this fall to en...

Horseback Riding Through Maine’s Acadia National Park

Trail riding enthusiast Susan St. Amand shares her experience horseback riding through Maine's scenic Acadia National Park.  Text and photos by Susan St. Amand.  Acadia National Park is known to be the “crown jewel” of the Northeast and considered one of the top ten natio...

Horseback Riding the Northern Woods of Maine in Autumn

Fall is a favorite season of mine, and recently, I headed back to my origins in northern Maine to soak in the colorful foliage with my horse. Text and photos by Susan St. Amand.  If you enjoy rustic outdoor adventures and getting back in touch with nature, then this is a place for you. ...

Horseback Riding at Otter Creek in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

Trail riding enthusiast and Equitrekking contributor Susan St. Amand revisits the Adirondack Mountains of New York and shares her experience.  Photos and text by Susan St. Amand.  After a short visit to Otter Creek Horse Trails earlier this year, I was fortunate to be able to return agai...

Horseback Riding on the Beach in North Carolina

The McCools hit the beach on horseback and discover that being in the saddle is a great way to experience the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Enjoy the ride! After far too many years without riding, my husband and I enjoyed two horseback rides in Ireland—a walk in the woods of Leslie Estate, a...

Haunted Ranches & Castles for Horseback Riding If You Dare

In honor Halloween and those who love "Ghost Hunters," check out these two great places to enjoy a horseback riding vacation... that just may be haunted!  After visiting ranch and riding vacation destinations for over a decade, you can bet that I've come across some haunted dude ranch...

Enjoying New Hampshire on Horseback

Equitrekking contributor and trail riding expert Susan St. Amand visits some New Hampshire's best trail riding destinations.  While traveling with my horse through the Northeast recently, I spent a few days in New Hampshire exploring Bear Brook State Park and riding on Hampton Beach. Bear...

Exploring Virginia’s Grayson Highlands State Park

Equitrekking contributor and trail riding enthusiast Susan St. Amand shares her adventure horseback riding with the wild ponies of Grayson Highlands State Park.  Located near the Mount Rogers National Recreation area in the Jefferson National Forest region, is Virginia's Grayson Highlands ...