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Horse Riding Adventures in Mongolia – Where the Horse Embodies the Human Soul

Sabine takes guests on horse riding adventures in Mongolia. They trek into wild landscapes and beautiful grasslands that have been the home of nomadic herders for millennia. She had a passion for horses since childhood. Yet horse riding had been an unattainable tenet for her until she came to Mongolia. Pretty soon after arrival, she got on horseback, using the opportunities of working with rural livestock herders in the vast countryside. Mongolian horses don’t need clinics to learn stepping over logs and crossing creeks. In navigating wilderness terrain they are skilled like wild animals. At the same time, they are of great character, responsive and easy-going in their conduct with riders.

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Guided by Saharan Stars -Two Sisters Reconnected Through Horse Riding in Morocco

2020 is the year when two sisters had the opportunity to take part in an adventure that would reunite both of them after 10 years of living in different countries. Being half-sisters, one of them grew up in England while the other was in Morocco. Therefore, they had different education, culture, hobbies, etc. It was important for them and their dad to find a nice way to reconnect. And there it was: the perfect opportunity to go horse riding in Morocco.

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Exploring the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado

Nancy tells us about her ride-of-a-lifetime along a part of the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado. After having ridden at high altitude the whole summer she was able to convince the trail guides to allow her to use her own horse, a leggy Arabian. This was an unusual sight in between the drafty trail horses generally used up in the mountains. Nancy proved herself and her trusty Arabian worthy of the Rocky Mountains. And even got a new nickname for her steed: “Alien Mosquito.”

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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 to fight back, how she discovered natural horsemanship and started competing bridle-less. Through the healing power of horses, she went from living in a wheelchair to riding again. She now lives in Poland, where she is working on setting up a horsemanship center where people can learn to connect with horses through painting as well as to learn how to ride without a bridle.

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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 horseback 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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