Grand Canyon Mules: Exhilarating Rides

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Every year five million people visit the Grand Canyon, and — believe it or not — most of those visitors view the amazing scenery through their car’s windshield while parked at an overlook! But that wasn’t enough for me. So several years ago my husband, Doug, and I booked a guided mule ride from the Bright Angel Lodge on the south …

On the Cosley Trail with Mountain Meadow Trail Rides bordering Waterton National Park. Photo by Frits Meyst/adventure4ever.com

Western Vacation Guide 2014

Vacation. Without a doubt, it’s one of our top ten favourite words, and an activity that we eagerly plan — sometimes starting the day after our last one! We’ve gone further afield this time — clear across the ocean in fact — and brought stories detailing the oldest horse trading fair in Europe that dates back to the 1700s; an article …

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Home on the Range: Rural Home Builders Guide 2014

Building in a rural area requires consideration of many factors that don’t usually come into play in an urban setting. The natural environment of a rural property has a considerable impact on the style, design, materials, and maintenance of a house, but with careful planning, you can build a comfortable and efficient home by working …

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Horse Sale Guide

Each year so many of the hopes and dreams of riders, young and old, competitive or pure pleasure, are pinned on their horses. Some have visions of confidently riding the high, mountain passes with nothing but the sound of the wind in the pines and the chattering of whiskey jacks. Others are searching for the trained speedster with the fastest run for competition, while others are searching …