Tag: Guest Author

Horse Riding in Egypt and Reigniting an Old Flame

One adventuress shares how after 12 years out of the saddle she found her passion for horses once again… in Egypt of all places! She signed herself and her husband up for a horse riding holiday in Egypt and started taking riding lessons to prepare for the upcoming adventure. Follow along on their journey to the land of pyramids and pharaohs as they explore the ancient culture from between the horse’s ears.

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A Lion’s Roar to the Rhythm of Hoof Beats: Volunteering at a Horse Safari in Zimbabwe

Janine Zuerker lives in Germany and grew up with horses, riding and horse vaulting. However, since a kid she had always longed to work in the African bush with horses and wildlife. It took her a long time of research to find the perfect place, but once she found it, everything was settled quite quickly. She could take unpaid leave from her work and stepped into the plane towards Africa. She faces the unknown horse adventure that was waiting for her as volunteer for a horse safari in Zimbabwe in a private game reserve.

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Horse Trekking in Lesotho – An Insider Tip For Adventuresses

When Uta was traveling in Africa she heard about horse trekking in Lesotho. Of course, she put it immediately on her bucket list! After years of waiting for the right moment, she finally makes the leap and travels to Lesotho to ride. Uta shares with us the story about her adventures there. And what an incredible way riding horses in Lesotho is to discover the country and its people!

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A Woman’s Life Running a Horse Riding Safari in Kenya

British-born Felicia and her Kenyan husband Gordie run Safaris Unlimited, an extraordinary horseback safari among the wildlife of the Masai Mara in Kenya. We catch up with Felicia, a brilliant equestrian, inventive chef and a mother of two toddlers to get an insight into her incredible life doing what she loves: Horse Riding in Kenya’s wilderness.

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Living With Horses in Spain – Meghan’s Off-the-grid Ranch

Meghan is a Californian girl who grew up trail riding in the sunshine state. Soon a busy career took her away from horses, travelling all over the world. Today, she combines an international career with her off-grid horse ranch in Spain. She tells us how she manages to balance the life of an Equestrian Adventuress with a busy work schedule. Furthermore she explains how to convert a horse-sceptic of a husband into the main support structure at the ranch. After reading this, living with horses in Spain on an off-grid ranch never sounded easier!

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Exploring the End of the World – Horse Riding in Argentina

It all started quite a long time ago, however not in the distant galaxy… There were two girls (8 and 13 years old), riding in the same stable in Poland. At first, they really didn’t like each other because they were competing to ride on the same, quite grumpy mare… About twenty years after that, when the girls became adults and had been good friends for years, they laughed at their past rivalry. One day the younger one called the other from Ushuaia and asked her, “Why don’t you come to Patagonia to ride horses with me?” So, the older one, quit her job for a corporation that she disliked and bought a one-way ticket to Argentina. She ended up horse riding in Argentina – in a place that became her personal paradise on Earth, Peninsula Mitre.

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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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What Makes a Horse a “Great Horse?”

In the film, National Velvet, the leading lady, Elizabeth Taylor was convinced her horse, “The Pie” had “greatness in him.” No one else believed her, but her love for The Pie eventually took them to the Grand National… and well, we all know how that movie goes! This week at EQA HQ we decided to search amongst our adventuresses to find out what makes a horse, a great horse! Fellow Adventuress Manuela from Chile shared with us her take on “The Pie’s” of the world.

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