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Meet the Right Hand Woman of Natural Horsemanship Legend Monty Roberts

German-born horse trainer Denise Heinlein was one of the very few women and foreigners to have presented horses in Argentina’s prestigious La Rural show. She is the right hand (wo)man of famous horse whisperer Monty Roberts and when she’s not busy training natural horsemanship students at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in California, sheContinue reading “Meet the Right Hand Woman of Natural Horsemanship Legend Monty Roberts”

Volunteering to Help the Horses on Gili T

Estair was only 16 years old when she headed off, without adult supervision, to volunteer with a horse rescue organisation on the Gili islands in Indonesia. Her parents, although initially concerned, decided to trust her and the organisation with this project. Estair tells us about this life changing experience helping horses on Gili T (shortContinue reading “Volunteering to Help the Horses on Gili T”

Meet the First Formally Trained Horse Dentist in India

Akruti Choksi is not only India’s first formally trained equine dentist, but she also happens to be a woman in the country’s very male-dominated world of horses. Instead of settling abroad, she chose to stay and help educate the local community about the importance of horse dentistry. Having worked as a horse dentist in IndiaContinue reading “Meet the First Formally Trained Horse Dentist in India”

Mongolian Polo: The Exciting Life of Traveling Women Polo Players – Part 2

Equestrian Adventuresses’ regular contributor Charlotte met Elizabeth during a summer playing polo in Mongolia in 2015. They connected over their love of horses, travel and the sport of polo. In this interview, Elizabeth tells Charlotte how she used her passion for horses and beautiful fabrics to create a luxury and sustainable equestrian-inspired brand of clothesContinue reading “Mongolian Polo: The Exciting Life of Traveling Women Polo Players – Part 2”

The Exciting Life of Traveling Women Polo Players – Part 1

Rebecca Walters is one of the few successful women polo players in the world. Based in Britain, she’s constantly traveling and playing polo tournaments around the globe. Although traditionally considered a man’s world, the sport of polo is rapidly opening up, and becoming increasingly popular among women. In between tournaments and training her horses, RebeccaContinue reading “The Exciting Life of Traveling Women Polo Players – Part 1”

Between Fires and Horses: Life of a Firefighter and Horse Trainer in Rural Australia

Twenty-three-year-old rural firefighter and horsemanship trainer Odessa has been spending the past few months fighting the fires ravaging Australia. Living in Queensland in an area that has been going through the worst drought on record, she struggles to keep up day to day operations while trying to be as prepared as possible in case firesContinue reading “Between Fires and Horses: Life of a Firefighter and Horse Trainer in Rural Australia”

The Equine Behavioral Science Institute – Understanding Horses and Making a Difference

As you know, our mission at Equestrian Adventuresses is “to empower women around the world to pursue their passion for adventure with horses.” This works in two ways: On one hand, we are delivering you, fellow adventuresses, inspiring stories of women who live their dream. On the other hand, we give those women a channelContinue reading “The Equine Behavioral Science Institute – Understanding Horses and Making a Difference”

The Healing Power of Horses: From Wheelchair to Riding Horses Again in Poland

California-born Kasia went to Poland to find the horse that would take her to Grand Prix jumping. However, her world almost ended when she was diagnosed with Lupus SLE and Fibromyalgia and she was told she would never ride again. This is the story of how her horses gave her the strength and courage toContinue reading “The Healing Power of Horses: From Wheelchair to Riding Horses Again in Poland”

Meet the Woman Who is Running a Horse Sanctuary in India

Born in a family of wildlife conservationists spanning across India and Africa, Zoha started a horse sanctuary in her family’s wildlife resort in southern India. She is involved firsthand in the rescue and rehabilitation of equines who then get to spend the rest of their lives in the sanctuary while she continues her quest toContinue reading “Meet the Woman Who is Running a Horse Sanctuary in India”

Unsupported Horse Riding in Scotland – Wild Camping & Exploring the Hills and Glens

Claire Alldritt lives in Scotland where she manages to go out several times a year on trail rides with her two horses. Not only does she go out by herself, using one of her horses as a pack horse, but they are both barefoot, ridden bitless and using a treeless saddle. Claire’s dream is toContinue reading “Unsupported Horse Riding in Scotland – Wild Camping & Exploring the Hills and Glens”