“Horses are very keen on body language and what I refer to as “presence”, and expression. They know quite a bit about you before you ever get to ‘em. They can read things about you clear across an arena.” Buck Brannaman. Descended from the horses of the Conquistadors, the Peruvian Paso is “hot-blooded” possessing the… Read More Cruz de Jaime…..My Paso Llano Dance Partner!
“You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination and understanding and love. That’s what fuses the two of you onto this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder… ‘What can heaven offer any better then what I have here on earth?’ “ ~ Monica Dickens The Anglo-Arab is a Thoroughbred/Arabian cross… Read More Tasman : My Wild Coast Dream Companion!
The horses I rode at the Williams Family Ranch were all predominately American Quarter Horses or cross breeds of the AQH. During the Westward expansion of the United States in the 19th century, pioneers needed hardy, tough and willing horses and began crossing breeds of wild mustangs and Spanish stock from the Conqistadors with the… Read More A Ranch Horses Life…….
Studies have shown that altitude affects horses much as it does us humans………the low oxygen availability makes work more difficult, acidity of the blood decreases and pressures within the pulmonary vessels increases. In people we know that Altitude Sickness culminates in a plethoria of symptoms such as headaches, nausea, general malaise…..do horses also get Altitude… Read More High Altitude Horses of Ecuador!
“I am his eyes, he is my wings. I am his voice, he is my spirit……” Chocolate and I certainly were a match made in heaven. I love a horse with character, personality and quirks and Chocolate certainly had bundles of all three!!! A veteran of Namibia Horse Safari, Chocolate along with his brother… Read More Chocolate , my Namib Desert Steed!
“My treasures do not click together or glitter. They gleam in the sun and neigh in the night.” Like the land from which they hail, both the Arabian and Barb (Berber) horse are shrouded in mystery, myth, legend and intrigue, however evidence has proven that both of these ancient breeds are amongst the oldest in… Read More The horses that left hoof prints on my heart from the Sable d’Or Ride, Morocco.
“It is only the whim and subjective opinion of man that values a horse at €1 or €1 million, all horses deserve to be cared for and protected regardless of what a man says they are worth.” The horses at Faka Ranch are all special in their own individual and unique way, you see… Read More From Race Track to Safari Horse, the stars of Madagascar!
At Macatoo you ride mainly three different horses so that each of your adoring mounts has adequate opportunity to relax, rest and recuperate after a days work of providing such exhilarating experiences as lengthy splashy canters through the water channels of the mighty Okavango Delta. I have to admit, I was a little reticent about… Read More Horses of the Okavango Delta.
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.” Sharon Ralls Lemon. Riding in the Makgadikgadi Pans I had the pleasure of having not only one, but three companions………and each one was as great as the last. I spent… Read More Bruce and Griffin: Horse’s of the Makgadikgadi Pans.
A poem by “Trooper Bluegum” sums up the men’s sentiment at leaving their beloved Walers behind in war: “I don’t think I could stand the thought of my old fancy hack Just crawling round old Cairo with a ‘Gyppo on his back. Perhaps some English tourist out in Palestine may find My broken-hearted Waler… Read More Zorro – Home Valley Station.