From Wild Man to Gentleman

I adopted (Chief Spookshimself) a little over 5 years ago from a family that had given up on him.  Chief, a non-registered strawberry roan Pintaloosa, was shipped from Montana to California by accident. Yes, they sent the wrong horse and it gets pretty complicated after that so I'll save you the details.  The owners were ready to send him to Red Bucket Rescue, a local non-profit for abandoned horses, when I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time. 

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"Unbranded" To Be Released In Theaters Nationwide (Watch the Movie Trailer!)

Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning documentary feature UNBRANDED in theaters nationwide and on VOD on September 25. The film took home the Audience Awards from Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival - where it had its world debut - as well as from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival this year.

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Horse Vacations With A Twist – Lessons Included

The beauty and flair of Spain’s Andalucía, the picturesque countryside and villages of Italy’s Tuscany, and the green rolling hills and historic landmarks of England’s Gloucestershire are the backdrops for ideal vacations when combined with lessons. These unique riding vacations immerse travelers in the highlights and character of a destination, often from the back of a horse, while setting up the opportunity to enhance the experience with riding or driving lessons.

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ACTHA Ride Hosts Rita Kay and Andy Isaacs Host Their 30th Event

Some may call it fate, some may call it destiny, but to others it is divine intervention. When Andy Isaacs walked into a hair salon owned by Rita Kay more than 30 years ago, their lives would be changed forever, and together they would embark on a journey of favor and miracles that would be defined as “Many Marvelous Ways”.  This by the way is the title of a book that Rita Kay is currently writing.

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Ride Your Way to the Equine Lifestyle Festival in Australia!

The team at Cavallo Horse & Rider wants to make sure YOU are entered in ACTHA’s draw to win a free week-long trip to Australia and the Equine Lifestyle Festival this November! (Here’s more on what’s happening at the festival – briefly!)

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$100,000 Time to Ride Challenge Now Open for Registration

Registration is now open at www.timetoride.com for the 2015 Time to Ride Challenge, a grassroots campaign offering $100,000 cash and prizes to horse professionals to grow the horse industry by introducing people to horses through beginner-friendly horse experiences.

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Cowgirl Grit

by Annie Lambert

Pat North Ommert has ridden all types of horses in many disciplines, but trick and fancy riding was her love.

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One Woman, Two Horses, And A Thousand Miles Through Rural Ireland

In 1984, Hilary Bradt, co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides, was in a major transition in life. Her marriage had recently ended and she wanted to prove to herself that she could travel on her own again. Combining an ongoing love of adventure with a passion for horses since childhood, she decided to take a journey through rural Ireland on horseback. CONNEMARA MOLLIE (Bradt Travel Guides, 2012, paperback) and DINGLE PEGGY (Bradt Travel Guides, 2013, paperback) recount that trip, which was shattered midway by tragedy, and formed the story of an epic ride of over 1,000 miles.

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Ride the Shamrock Path

Most of us have been blessed with fully functional, healthy children and grandchildren. However, there are very few of us who aren't touched by a relative or friend challenged with a truly special need. PATH International's mission for more than 40 years has been to create miracles where there seems to be no hope... all via the unexplainable healing bond between human and horse. Independence, pride and bravery not being the least of the miracles!

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Saddle Up for Fun in Colorado Springs

Find yourself immersed in the rich history of Colorado Springs where the past comes to life  in this region nestled at the base of breathtaking Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain. Founded as a resort town in 1871 by Civil War hero General William Jackson Palmer, Colorado Springs is home to spectacular natural beauty like Garden of the Gods Park, Seven Falls and North Cheyenne Canyon. The area is also home of patriotic icons like the U. S. Air Force Academy and the U. S. Olympic Training Center. With more than 300 days of annual sunshine, a mild climate and more than 55 attractions and activities, it is an ideal escape.

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