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At Arabian Horse Travel my goal is to be the ultimate guide to various popular horse show city destinations frequented by the active Arabian horse showing community and by their friends and family within the United States and Canada. For some joie de vivre I plan to learn about places that are not as close to home and share what discover with you. #thinkBeijing.

In 2019, I’ll be sharing info on the latest obsessions and behind the scene glimpses at the big shows. You can look forward to posts about:

  • Product Reviews
  • Seasonal collections
  • Rider’s fashion
  • Educational posts
  • Equine author discoveries, interviews and book reviews

Anything related to horses, really.

Click the PDF to read an article I wrote in 2018 for Arabian Horse Life magazine's issue 6, about vacationing on dude ranches, in US or Canadian National Parks, and international horseback riding vacations.

 


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How to Keep Stress Low When Traveling with Your Horse

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | May 15, 2021

Guest Post: How to Keep Stress Low When Traveling with Your Horse By Allison Morgan Traveling can be a challenge, especially when you’re taking your horse along. Not only do you have to manage your own safety and well-being, but you have to keep your horse happy as well. Here are some tips to help…

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The Appaloosa Horse Club’s fantastic new website

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | February 9, 2021

The Appaloosa Horse Club’s fantastic new website. I have to give a shout out to some really fine work. The Appaloosa Horse Club recently unveiled its newly designed website (www.appaloosa.com) and it is a smashing success. It showcases its breed of horse beautifully on both laptop and smartphone. Having been both professional staff and a…

My favorite Arizona Food Blogger: AZFOODIE

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | February 4, 2021

My favorite Arizona Food Blogger: AZFOODIE I love Diana Brandt. There, I said it. Since 2014, I have watched this self described “founder and main eater” blossom into an established food blogger here in Arizona, and she continues to grow and rock it. Her Instagram is what it should be: eye candy. Her website is…

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Book Review: “Horses Adored and Men Endured” by Susan Friedland

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | February 3, 2021

Book Review: Horses Adored and Men Endured – A memoir of falling and getting back up by Susan Friedland Reviewed by Lisa Graham-Peterson If you were at all wondering what you’d find between the covers of this book, look no further than the title. There are no secret themes, but there are plenty of characters…

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Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | February 2, 2021

Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12, and ends with a Lantern Festival on February 26. I’ve always been a stargazer, loving anything to do with the heavens (planets & stars), and my interest extends to astrology too. Knowing that, it should come as…

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Five Fantastic Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | January 29, 2021

Five Fantastic Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day Of course, there are more than five puzzles, but let’s start with ones that can be counted on the fingers of one hand: Crossword puzzles Jigsaw puzzles Word Search Sudoku Rubik’s Cube When I ride shotgun traveling to a horse show, I enjoy ticking off the miles…

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Cheeky Bernie Sanders Meme Valentine’s Day Cards

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | January 27, 2021

Cheeky Bernie Sanders Meme Valentine’s Day Cards You’re a horse lover, of course, you have a sense of humor! You just never know what will go viral, but Vermont’s US Senator Bernie Sanders bundled in a chair at the Inauguration certainly has. After scrolling and giggling for several days, I collected 100+ 2021 Bernie Mittens…

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Book Review: Mustang – From Wild Horse to Riding Horse by Vivian Gabor

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | September 16, 2020

Book Review: Mustang – From Wild Horse to Riding Horse by Vivian Gabor Reviewed by Lisa Graham-Peterson For many equine enthusiasts, the iconic image of the US West isn’t a chap in chaps on a dusty town road. It’s a herd of wild mustangs kicking up dust as they fill the horizon with magic. Nothing…

Book Review: Desert Rose, an Arabian Horse Novel

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | July 18, 2020

Book Review: Desert Rose, an Arabian Horse Novel By co-authors Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez Review by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Esteban Garcia owned a sprawling estate in Apple Valley, California. The home was lovely, with Spanish style architecture, gardens, a caretaker’s cottage, and a barn with five horses. Desert Rose was one of those. She was…

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Book Review: The Mountain Lion of Crab Lake (Crab Lake Tales)

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | July 17, 2020

Book Review: The Mountain Lion of Crab Lake (Crab Lake Tales) Written by David Mulford Review by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne I’ve read other books by David Mulford in his Crab Lake Tales series and the Mountain Lion of Crab Lake did not disappoint. In this delightful tale, the adorable Pudgey Bear was petrified when he heard…