That’s what I’m talking about!

If you ever want some suggestions about riding outfits (some very good, some to avoid), read on.

One thing I know about women, is that we don’t always take into account, remember and acknowledge what we’ve already done. For whatever reason (and look, men do it too). Giving ourselves credit for the milestones we’ve hit isn’t the same as relaxing, and then falling asleep upon, our laurels. I’ve rafted Class V rapids on the Nile in Jinja, Uganda (and did a lot of swimming) but it was a GAS. I’ve lost track of how many continents and countries I’ve ridden in so far. Doesn’t matter. I am returning to a few, and exploring a few more.

You might want to look at MK Adventures, or look up Wayne Sawchuck to see what he does in far, far, far northern BC. He may well be already booked up for next year (there’s a good reason for it). I sent him two grand for two trips back to back in September and some of his trips were already solidly booked. For those of us who really ride, and aren’t in the market for a riding “holiday” which features spa nights at a hotel vs. a tent in the middle of nowhere, MK offers terrific options. So does Zavkhan, which if I’ve spelled it correctly, does a superb job in both Mongolia and Kazakhstan where I was with them last year. Kazkasi (check spelling again) is a horse outfit in Tanzania which really does do a superb job, and they have a broad variety of options. You can gallop at speed in and among giraffe, next to gnus, and get close to ellies. Unbelievable. None of these are cheap, but they are breathtaking.

There are plenty of riding holidays. Not many genuine riding adventures-those are hard to find, hard to get to, and worth every penny.

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Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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