In planning for my trip to Peru in May, 2012 and trek on the Inca Trail, being fit is essential. It’s difficult to know where to start when trying to establish a training program. Sure, I could always hire a personal trainer to guide me, but that gets […]
Emily Carter Mitchell
Emily Mitchell is a outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, wildlife and nature photography. As an award winning and published photojournalist her work can be seen in a variety of publications, book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.
In writing Hoofbeats, I’m finding it interesting how I intend to talk about one thing, but the words seem to flow in a different direction. Yesterday I really wanted to start talking about fear. However, I realized that without patience and kindness, there is no hope to overcome […]
One thing that I’ve learned in the world of being an Equestrian, is that nothing happens quickly. There are so many wonderful personal attributes that can be developed while learning to work with a horse. First and foremost, patience and kindness is the core of all interactions, whether it be […]
Allow me to introduce you to my Swedish Warmblood mare, Remy Martin. Remy Martin is now 21 years old, and I acquired her in December, 2005 and brought her to Equilibrium Horse Center from a very quiet, small barn. One of the biggest lessons that Remy has taught […]
No really, what I mean is that when I’m out hiking, clearly a supplemental boost is really what makes my day. In preparing for the Inca Trail, and a long uphill hike in very high altitudes, I can use any help I can get. For now, my steadfast […]
Machu Picchu and the Incas hold such a mysterious and spiritual connection for me. My father was an anthropologist that specialized in Latin American Studies, and my mother is from Bolivia, so Latin America is in my blood. One of the few childhood memories I hold is a […]
On a beautiful early winter day, members of the MCOMD club went to enjoy the Potomac River and its incredible scenery. Led by Marge Guinard, this figure-8 hike encompassed the narrow, rocky River Trail south from the Great Falls Visitor Center, and looped around. Lunch was held at […]
Truly, it is all Breyer Horses’ fault. If I didn’t have such a fantastic collection when I was a child, I never would have had a horse obsession. My whole childhood was about horses. What do you want for your birthday? A horse… What do you want for […]
First, allow me to give all credit to the Mountain Club of Maryland (MCOMD) for providing the opportunity to participate in any and all of the hikes that I do in Maryland. For hiking and membership information, please feel free to browse their website at http://www.mcomd.org/ This hike, lead […]
Being an avid horsewoman, and hiker in the Maryland area, there are so many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. This blog intends to share the insights of horsemanship, and many exciting hiking trails in the area. Enjoy !