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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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Horseback Riding Vacation Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Horseback Riding Vacation on Chincoteague Island, Virginia Walter Farley’s Black Stallion book series and Margueritte Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague series; if you are a horse lover, you probably read these books growing up in your youth. It’s probably a safe bet that you collected Breyer model horses and perhaps hung a horse shoe over your …

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Horseback Riding Vacation, Paulina Creek, La Pine, Oregon

Horseback Riding Vacation along Paulina Creek, La Pine, Oregon We whoop and holler as the ice cold cascade mountain snow melt hits our bodies at the Paulina natural water slide. Our family of four has been riding mountain bikes and hiking the forest service trail to Oregon’s Paulina Creek for many years. How many years have …

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Red Horse Mountain Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation, Harrison, Idaho

Red Horse Mountain Ranch – All Inclusive Dude Ranch If you are looking for a family-friendly horse riding vacation in North Idaho, I have a dude ranch for you. It’s not often that I visit a guest ranch more than once. Red Horse Mountain Ranch was worth a second visit to see what had changed …

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Kualoa Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation, Oahu, Hawaii

Kualoa Ranch – Ahupua’a Hawaiian Land As I drove west along Kahekili Highway, the skyscrapers of Waikiki faded away, and the lush Hawaiian lanscape began to make its presence known. With the Chinaman’s hat as a landmark to my right, I turned left into Kualoa Ranch for my horseback riding vacation. The Kualoa Ranch land is …

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Wildcatter Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation, Graham, Texas

   North Texas Hill Country I could feel John Wayne settle in my bones as I rode horseback along side the Brazos River at the Wildcatter Ranch outside of Graham, Texas. My mount, Wildfire, an 11 year old quarter horse, was an old hand at horseback riding vacations in North Texas Hill Country. Wildcatter Ranch …

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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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Summer Horseback Riding Vacation, Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ

Hidden Meadow Ranch guest post by Vera Marie Badertscher On our way to this Arizona horseback riding vacation,  we drive through some towns crowded with fast food joints and motels, then through smaller towns where the places to stay tend toward cabins instead of modern motels, then we turn off onto a Forest Service Road …

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