Tag Archives: trailriding

Horse at Conestoga River Horse Adventures, Waterloo, Ontario

Travel Waterloo, ON: Mantracker, heart pounding horse adventure

On the eve of your 50th birthday, do something that scares you. Something that makes your heart beat out of your chest while holding your breath. I did and big surprise, it involved horses. Imagine running on foot through bushes, hiding in tall grass and making a break for it through the woods as oilskin-coat-clad […]

Riding at the Biltmore Estates horsetrotting.net

Travel Asheville, NC: Ride like a Vanderbilt at the Biltmore

“Step on the scale,” Pam says to me at the Biltmore Estates House and Garden Equestrian Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Riding publications voted this 8,000-acre private historical property one of the best places to ride in the U.S. – especially if you own your own horse. In North Carolina, that’s more people than you […]

Travel Brant County, Ontario: Riding a Horse of a Different Gait

We’re trotting up hill and I’m bouncing out of this Western saddle like popcorn on Nashville summer asphalt. Good thing it’s for a short time, just long enough for the horses to gain momentum up the inclines along this local hunt club trail. I didn’t know either were here – this trail-riding operator or these […]

a horse named Bear at the Irwin Inn

Lakefield, Ontario: A Horse Named Bear is How Old?

Twenty-two years ago, I rode a horse named Bear at the Irwin Inn in Lakefield, Ontario. Imagine my surprise when I discovered he was still there. I was in my late 20’s, working my first real job at an urban weekly magazine writing about the good things in life: art, theatre, film, books, and editing […]