Top Ranches & Horseback Riding Vacations with Pools for Kids

Anyone who's traveled with kids knows that an awesome pool is a very welcome amenity. Check out these ranches and horseback riding vacations with great pools for kids... and adults. by Darley Newman Want to ride horses and stay at a ranch, resort or horse riding vacation spot with a nice pool ...

Friesian Horse Breed Profile

Can you recognize a Friesian horse? This horse breed stands out with its shiny black coat and long, thick mane and tail. Equitrekking interviews Elizabeth Sharp, president of the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA), to learn more about these graceful and striking horses. All photo...

Riding England’s Yorkshire Dales to the Pub and Middleham Gallops

Stacey rides the Middleham Gallops and to the pub with Kilnsey Trekking riding stables in heart of the North Yorkshire Dales National Park near Skipton, Malham, Bolton Abbey and Harrogate, in the United Kingdom. by Stacey Stearns Kilnsey Trekking is owned by Jane and Howard Pighills, and locat...

Questions to Ask Before Booking a Dude Ranch Vacation

Have you read our recent blog article Dude Ranch vs Guest Ranch. What IS the Difference?! Regardless of whether it’s a dude ranch or guest ranch, the experience each ranch vacation offers is unique. From the size (8 guests to 100+) to the activities (horseback riding to yoga), to the food (g...

Exploring Utah on Horseback with Almosta Ranch Horse Adventures

Equitrekking contributor Stacey Stearns shares her experience trail riding through scenic Utah with Almosta Ranch Horse Adventures.  There were 7,000 people at the Qualtrics Conference in Salt Lake City in March. That’s a lot of people in one place for someone who is used to wide open...

The English Cowgirl Visits the 63 Ranch in Montana

Ceri Howard, author of The English Cowgirl, fulfills her lifelong dream of visiting an authentic dude ranch with a vacation at 63 Ranch in Montana.  I’ve always dreamed of Montana. I can’t say with any certainty how or why it came about, especially since many people in Britain h...

The Andalusian and Lusitano Breed Profile

"For ages, Andalusians and Lusitanos have been prized for their athleticism, intelligence and beauty." by Raina Paucar  You may have spotted these horses in famous works of art or present day Hollywood films, including The Lord of the Rings and Braveheart. Their beauty, intelligence and ...

The American Bashkir Curly Horse Breed Profile

Horse lovers with allergies... take heart! We've found a horse for you. Distinctive for its curly coat, the American Bashkir Curly Horse is hypoallergenic for most people. Used in competitive and classical dressage, hunter, jumper, eventing, combined driving, and in the western discipl...

The Best Ranch Vacations for Independence Day 2018

From Colorado to California, America's best ranches have planned spectacular Fourth of July shindigs to celebrate their patriotism the cowboy way.    Vista Verde Guest Ranch Families flock to this Clark, Colorado guest ranch year after year for their unique Fourth of July festi...

Montana’s “Secret Season” Vacation Travel Ideas

Late August and early September are one of the best times to visit the Whitefish area and Glacier Country in Montana. Days from the beginning of August through the middle of September are a comfortable 70-85 degrees with nights cooling off into the 50’s. The crowds thin out in Glacier Nation...