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Castello di Amorosa Horse Vineyard Tour, Calistoga, California

Horse Drawn Vineyard Tour in Calistoga, California Castello di Amorosa  announces the return of the Horse Drawn Vineyard Tour to Calistoga wine country on April 2, 2011.The horse carriage tours continue April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2011 and are offered both Saturday and Sunday in May. The horse drawn vineyard tours last approximately 30-40 …

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Horseback Riding Vacation, Morro Bay and Los Osos, California

Beach Horseback Riding Vacation on California’s Central Coast You won’t find a stable or ranch on the beaches of Morro Bay or Los Osos that offer horseback riding vacations. I’ll let you in on a secret. Jean Wyly of J & J Riding brings the horseback riding vacation experience to you. This former Fairbanks, Alaska …

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Horseback Riding Vacation, Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Welcomes All Horseback Riders You can smell the money as you pass through the gates of Pebble Beach. Actually, that’s not a true statement. You can smell the salt air of the Pacific Ocean after riding through the Del Monte Forest in Pebble Beach.  But you know what I mean. Jaquar …

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Seahorse Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation, Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay Horseback Riding Vacation Remember the movies where the beautiful woman rides horseback on the beach? Her blonde hair blows in the wind; the hooves of the horse splash waves of brilliant blue water onto the soft white sand as the rider travels off into the sunset? Well, I can’t promise you a …

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Copper Valley Trail Company Horseback Riding Vacation, Copperopolis, California

Copper Valley Trail Company Horseback Riding Vacation Grass hoppers jump in front of our horses, like popcorn kernels exploding in a hot frying pan. The grass is dry on this August day in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Calaveras county.  Yet Mike Toberer, owner of Copper Valley Trail Company, guides me on his mule to …

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California Carousel Horseback Riding Vacation

Carousel Horseback Riding Vacation While I’ve always preferred riding live horses to carousel horses, not everyone can afford or wants to go on a horseback riding vacation. Perhaps you have little children who love horses, yet simply aren’t ready for a horseback riding vacation. Maybe merry-go-round horses fit your horseback riding vacation budget better than …

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Horseback Riding Vacation in Ojai, California

As we ride toward the Ventura River into the Los Padres National Forest, our guide spots a red tail hawk scanning its surroundings. Silently, the hawk takes flight as quail scurry in the background. We are on a horseback riding vacation in Ojai, California. My mount for today’s horseback riding vacation is Willing Spirit, a gentle, 18 …

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Pony Express Horseback Riding Vacation in Sacramento, California

PONY EXPRESS – No Horseback Riding Vacation Back in the day, we used to have our mail delivered on horseback via the Pony Express. While I wouldn’t call it a horseback riding vacation, the first pony express rider left for St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1860 and arrived ten days later in Sacramento, California on …

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A Horseback Riding Vacation at Five Brooks Ranch, Olema, California

It was a cold December morning in Marin County as I pulled on my long johns, jeans and winter riding boots for a day of horseback riding. Not ideal horseback riding conditions, to be sure, but a day of riding is better than no riding at all. I was on assignment for Diablo magazine to …

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