Monday, September 15, 2014

Take a Ride on the Wild Side

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2014 is the Year of the Horse, and it’s time to saddle up

Story by Katharine Fletcher; photos by Eric Fletcher

“Are you afraid of heights?”

Guide Josh Walton of Alpine Stables in Waterton Lakes National Park had good reason to ask. Our four-day horseback ride of this popular park south of Calgary would see us riding soaring ridges, where wind whipped our mounts’ manes and tails every which-way.

Watson’s quarter-horses were sure-footed athletes, and each had their traits: my horse Major scrupulously picked his way along precipitous scree trails while husband Eric’s mount, Jackie, powered her way through thick and thin, up and down. Both inspired confidence.

Click to read entire fall issue.
My article is on pp. 12-13
That was a good thing...

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