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Southern Ontario Fall Fairs … with Horses. Gotta have horses.

Fall Fairs intended to celebrate the bounty of harvest (even though the food consumed is deep-fried from a truck rather than fresh from the ground), and there are many across the continent.

Most follow the same format: a midway of crazy often over-priced rides, much guilty pleasure unhealthy fried food, barns of competitions for the best cookies, quilting, knitting, wheat … you name it along with competitions for the biggest vegetables grown – one tone or more pumpkins being the most popular.

Riding in Wales and Embracing the Novice Rider in Me

Living in Wales – a country defined by rural rolling hills, coastal sea towns, deep valleys and the birth place of the industrial revolution thanks to rich coal deposits in the valleys – Michael Sullivan promised himself he’d ride a horse before his 80th birthday. There are many horses and ‘pony trekking’ operations all over […]

horseback riding in the winter

Romancing Winter: a snow covered ride

Until now, fall has been my preferred time of year to trail ride. Well that, and spring in another country. Winter wasn’t high on the list until last weekend when I took my first (yes, first) winter trail ride in the still negative two degree temperature (balmy compared to the previous days’ negative 15 plus […]

Charming Pony on the island of Lanai

One of the most scenic trail rides I’ve ever taken was at the Stables at Ko’ele, part of the Four Seasons resort on the island of Lanai. Dust from the red soil punctuated the hilly ride that delivered majestic views of blue Hawaiian ocean waters. I recommend booking a private ride if contemplation, not chatting, […]