The sweet-tempered American Bashkir Curly horse can survive brutal winter temperatures, stands its ground when threatened, and has naturally crimped hair–but where in the world did it come from?
Author Archives: Deborah Donohue
Wild at Heart: The Exmoor Pony
Their prehistoric ancestors walked with woolly mammoths and fled from saber-toothed tigers…
Recent Web Stories
A chance encounter with history inspires the restoration of a storied high country cabin.
Boutique Breed: Miniature Horses
Explore a new definition of downsizing, cowgirl style!
This stunning residence blends Spanish and Native American influences to create an elegant and earthy adobe.
The alluring Connemara Ponies of Ireland are as enchanting and friendly as the Emerald Isle herself.
The Saltwater Ponies
The barrier islands of Chincoteague and Assateague are home to a population of feral ponies who have adapted to life along the Atlantic seashore…
Friesian Horses: Legacy of A Midnight Colored Mount
Friesian horses are tall, dark and very, very handsome. They are also versatile, kind and surprisingly “down to earth…
The Peruvian Horse
“Azteca, as noble as his name steps out over rocky paths, picking through obstacles, white leg…
Norwegian Fjord Horse
“The horse’s eyes should be like the mountain lakes on a midsummer evening, big and bright…”
Perfectly situated near Santa Barbara, California, on ten acres of pristine land between the rolling…
The Nez Perce Horse
Over decades, the tribe’s foundation stock was scattered and cross-bred, resulting in the original breed’s total disappearance…
A Little Bit Of Heaven At High Ridge Ranch
Wimberly, Texas, is an easy jaunt from San Antonio, Austin and Houston; a charming and eclectic hill…
Wild & Beautiful
Rustic Luxe style is perfected in a Big Sky, Montana residence.
Suzanne Sommers’ hillside retreat echoes the star’s bright, sunny personality.
Jane Lauren’s powerfully reinterpreted portraits of Native Americans celebrate the beauty, strength and spirit of the West.
Escape the ordinary at this guest ranch in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Spend A Day The Wickenburg Way
That’s the town motto of Wickenburg, Arizona, home to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the…
Cheval De Mérens
The Mérens horses, the “Black Princes of the Pyrenees,” run wild in the foothills of the Ariège mountains until fall, when they are collected by the townspeople on foot and resume their domesticated lifestyles.
Simply Perfect In Santa Fe
The renovation of a historic Santa Fe ranch house is an exercise in stylish restraint.