Tag: Asia

How Photography, Horses and Travel Became an Addiction

In this interview, adventuress and professional equine photographer, Miriam shares how she started an equestrian photo safari in India. She tells how it took her nearly 30 years to combine her passions for photography, horses and travel. Furthermore she explains how her love of horses is captured on camera.

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My 500km Bareback Ride Across Rajasthan

One morning in 2015 Charlotte woke up with an idea: Why not try something new in India from “the lake city” Udaipur to the holy city of Pushkar? What about riding a beautiful Marwari horse for 500km bareback across Rajasthan? That sounds just about adventurous enough! Did Charlotte have the time of her life or the worst chafing ever seen by mankind? Just continue reading…

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Following in the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

Adventuress Jess embarks on a journey to follow the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. She not only falls in love with the sight of Petra, but also with the unique landscape of Wadi Rum and the outstanding hospitality of the Bedouins there. She shares why horse riding in Jordan is a must for any horse rider’s bucket list. Especially since riding Arabian horses in the environment they are bred for is a unique and exhilarating experience.

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Riding to the Eagle Hunters in Mongolia

When one adventuress traveled to Mongolia, she did the opposite of what most “tourists” do. She bought her own horse and set off into the horizon with her own camel and dog to tag along on the adventure. She spent four months among the eagle hunters of Mongolia and her life would never be the same again…

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EQA Podcast Ep 3 Jordan

In today’s episode I talk to Tamar from the Netherlands who shares how she bought a donkey in Jordan and walked over 600km through deserts and canyons to the dead sea. She shares how her donkey, Yustra became braver and braver and what Middle Eastern culture was like for her as a solo woman traveler. Tamar also shares an adventurous story with us about how she plans to rent a reindeer and travel across Siberia! So listen up, you’re not going to want to miss this one!

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Riding to the Reindeer Herders in Mongolia

“Four good legs are better than two lousy ones.” When travel author and adventuress Gill was diagnosed with an incapacitating illness, she did the opposite of what most people in her circumstance would do. 30 years ago, she packed her bags and headed out to Mongolia, where horses outnumber people. Her mission? To see the tribes of the last reindeer herders in Mongolia.

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Mongol Derby Interview with Previous Competitors

EQA interviewed several adventuresses who competed in the “World’s Longest and Toughest Horse Race,” the Mongol Derby. They reveal their biggest mistakes and most successful strategies in this grueling race, which takes place over 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian steppes and re-enacts the Genghis Khan messenger “pony express.” You ride semi-wild Mongolian horses and swap horses every 40km. During the Derby, you’re only allowed 5kg of gear and must rely on your own navigation and wits to find your way to each horse station and eventually the finish line. It’s an intense race with riders from around the world competing for bragging rights and a completion, of which many fail to accomplish.

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Mongol Derby Packing List

If you’ve signed up for the Mongol Derby, the “world’s longest and toughest horse race” spanning 1,000 kilometers on semi-wild Mongolian horses, then you might be experiencing a bit of panic over what to pack for the Mongol Derby. After all, you’re only allowed 5 kg worth of gear and you’ll be on your own (mostly) for 7-10 days in the middle of the Mongolian steppes. Don’t worry, with our handy Mongol Derby Packing List, you’ve got one less thing you need worry about!

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A Foal in Vietnam

Russian born adventuress, Ksenia always dreamed of moving to a sunny, beach paradise. Her dream came true when she moved abroad to live in Vietnam, but she soon realized that her paradise dream came with a price. Horses in Vietnam were not very common or in poor health. How could she settle in a country without horses? How would she find a vet or farrier? What if she needed supplies which did not exist there? Would her love of horses have to disappear forever? Or would it be possible to turn her beach life into a true paradise?

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