Tag Archives: Horses

Mongolia Views: The 650-Mile ‘Mongol Derby 2022’

Each year in the wide open spaces of Mongolia, the Mongol Derby takes place, extending over 650 miles, is known to be the world’s longest and most difficult horse race, lasting two weeks. The course shifts slightly each year but is a recreation of the horse messenger system created hundreds of years ago by Genghis Khan.

Views: Horses Return To Vineyards In France

Horsepower is making a comeback in vineyards across France as wine growers look for more ecological ways to operate. Not only does using horses instead of tractors help reduce CO2 emissions, the animals are also more precise and better for the soil, say converts.

North Carolina: The Wild Ponies Of The Outer Banks

“Sunday Morning” leaves us with wild horses along the Outer Banks near Corolla, North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

The Corolla Wild Horses are located in the northernmost beaches of the Outer Banks, in the 4WD area that’s just north of Corolla. Wild horses, also known as Wild Ponies, are also found on Ocracoke Island, and can be viewed at the Ocracoke Pony Pen just south of the Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry docks.

Southwestern Views: The Dude Ranches Of Arizona

Join the staff and guests of Circle Z Ranch, Tanque Verde Ranch, and Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch, as they experience life on a ranch.

Located on thousands of acres of the most scenic horseback riding in Southern Arizona. The Circle Z Ranch offers all-inclusive ranch vacations; 3 delicious meals/day, horseback riding, tennis, game room, outdoor pool, hiking, bird watching, campfires, cookouts, nature walks and guided stargazing.

Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old-time cattle and guest ranches. Located on 60,000 acres of Tucson’s most breathtaking desert landscapes, nestled amongst the Rincon Mountains and adjacent to Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest.

Located in a secluded wilderness area, Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is 1 hour away from the nearest town. No crowds, no cities, just incredible nature. Only 2 hours south of Las Vegas and 2 hours from the Grand Canyon West Rim, our ranch family is dedicated to providing you with one of the best all-inclusive dude ranch vacations you can find.

Views: Green River Drift Cattle Drive In Wyoming

Hitch a ride with 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker along the Green River Drift, the longest running cattle drive in the U.S.

Upper Green River Valley, Wyoming

Predating most federal land management agencies, the Green River Drift cattle trail has been continuously used since the 1890s by the Upper Green River Cattle Association ranchers to get cattle from spring pasture on the desert to summer pasture in the forest. Chilly fall weather causes the cattle to “drift” back out of the forest to return to their home ranches. The trail, 58 miles long with 41 miles of spurs, crosses BLM, State of Wyoming, National Forest, and private properties.

Views: The Wild Horses Of Assateague Island Off Maryland & Virginia Coast

“Sunday Morning” takes us among the wild horses of Assateague Island National Seashore off the Maryland and Virginia coast. Videographer: Michael Clark.

Assateague Island is a 37-mile long barrier island located off the eastern coast of the Delmarva Peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean. The northern two-thirds of the island is in Maryland while the southern third is in Virginia. 

Nature Views: Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary In Southwest South Dakota

“Sunday Morning” takes us to South Dakota’s Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, near Hot Springs – 11,000 acres in which horses may run free. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

The Black Hills is a small and isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, United States. Black Elk Peak, which rises to 7,244 feet, is the range’s highest summit. The Black Hills encompass the Black Hills National Forest.

Colorado Views: ‘The Red Barn’ – Carbondale (Video)

Framed by picturesque vistas and crowned by Mt Sopris, this one-of-a-kind 37.5-acre horse property defies expectations. Nestled along old pines and Aspens, the estate features a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3400 sq. ft home, large outdoor arena, and a magnificent heated barn that you have to see to believe. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the primary residence and the ample living space is perfectly designed to make the most of the captivating views.

English Country Home Tours: Equestrian Estate Of Jockey Frankie Dettori

How do you define the term ‘household name’? It’s a tricky one. There are probably plenty of people out there, from all walks of life, that most people have heard of; but would you ever describe a politician or an artist as such? Probably not. To reach this level, you need almost to become synonymous with your craft — and the people who scale those heights are few and far between. One such, however, is Frankie Dettori.

The Italian jockey is unarguably the greatest flat racing jockey of his generation, with thousands of winners — including dozens of Classics — to his name. He was only 14 when he moved to Britain to work as a stable lad for Luca Cumani in Newmarket, and before long had earned his chance to race.

His story since then is the stuff of sporting legend: from winning 100 races in a season while still a teenager (an achievement only Lester Piggott had garnered before he did) to going through the card at Ascot in 1996 to his later years of continued success, he’s survived everything from plane crashes and drug scandals to a stint on Celebrity Big Brother

Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori, MBE is an Italian horse racing jockey based in the United Kingdom. Dettori has been Champion Jockey on three occasions and has ridden the winners of more than 500 Group races. His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on British Champions’ Day at Ascot in 1996.

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