Nancy D. Brown

Professional Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown has had a lifelong passion for horses. With this site she combines her love of travel with her expertise in finding the best equestrian travel deals and bringing you honest lodging reviews. Follow me and check out my blog. Come find me on Google+.

Cowboys and cowgirls practice social distancing on horseback during a trail ride scenic viewpoint in Napa, California.

A Guide to Horseback Riding Vacations while Social Distancing

  Bandanas and masks have always been associated with cowboys and spaghetti Western movies. Now, due to COVID-19, the western bandana, mask and social distancing practices will be a way of life for horseback riding vacations. Most of us are chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle. But what does this new …

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Grand Teton Horseback Riding: Jackson Fork Ranch Review

It’s no wonder John Wayne spoke fondly of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The movie Big Trail was filmed in Jackson Hole back in 1929. It was the Hollywood cowboy’s first speaking role and his first time to ride a horse! I recently went on a Grand Teton horseback riding vacation at Jackson Fork Ranch and rode …

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The Life of Miniature Donkeys at Tollen Farm, Oregon

A visit to Tollen Farm in Wilsonville, Oregon is a little like a visit to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for farm lovers. Though you won’t need a golden ticket to enter, you’ll enter the playful, whimsical world of miniature donkeys, gardens, and farmhouse decor. This 4-acre eco-friendly farm is just outside 3o minutes outside Portland …

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Looking out to Big Sky, Montana from Big Horn Peak near the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park from between my horse, Essie's ears.

Dude Ranch Montana: Covered Wagon Ranch Review

  On a cool Sunday afternoon in late September, I arrived at Covered Wagon Ranch in the Gallatin Valley. Big Sky country was beginning to experience the fall color change in western Montana. Nelly, the teacup pig, worked the grounds of the ranch like a Hoover vacuum cleaner, eating the grass around her. Cowgirls walked …

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