Life With Horses

Being a "horse person" has different meanings for each of us, but we all share a desire to stay attuned to the world of horses.

Prepare For The Ride

Ranch or Beach Vacation?

To beach or not to beach? That is often the question ???? at least when it comes to finding a great value vacation. But when it comes to getting the most for your bucks, could a western horseback riding holiday be the better option?

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Equitrekking Q & A: Can Non-Riders Go, Too?

Like in any family or group, people have different ideas about how they want to spend their time away. With many modern riding vacations and ranches, there are choices that the entire family can enjoy, even non-riders.

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Equitrekking Q & A: Traveling Solo?

If you're traveling alone, don't worry. You?ll encounter other solo travelers and will definitely be traveling with people with the same interest ... in horses!

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Top Tips for Going on Cattle Drives

Learn when, where and how to ride like a real cowboy. From Top50 Ranches.

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Video: Switch to Western Riding for Your Next Vacation

Taking a dude ranch vacation? Learn about Western riding and hear a beginner's take on what it's like to ride Western.

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Stay Safe in Big Cat Country

Mountain lion, cougar, puma or panther ? these are names used for one of North America?s largest cats (only a jaguar is larger.) If you and your American Quarter Horse are out riding trails in mountain lion territory, you might encounter one of these big cats. From America's Quarter Horse Journal.

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What NOT to Wear at Your Dude Ranch Vacation

Over the years everyone has told you what TO wear on your dude ranch vacation, but has anyone ever told you what NOT to wear? With first-hand experience, Top50 Ranches is here to alert you of What NOT to Wear on your dude ranch vacation.

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Winter Riding Tips

Darley Newman of and gives some great advice on getting ready for a winter ride.

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Video: Ranch Vacation Packing Tips

Get tips on packing for your ranch vacation from equestrian travel expert Darley Newman, who's visited ranches in Alberta, Hawaii, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Uruguay, Quebec and beyond. Learn more about Equitrekking and ranch vacations at and

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Riding Vacation Options

Darley Newman of explains how to research different options for your next riding vacation.

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