Barbara Godwin

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These Mustang Cocktails Have A Kick!

By Barbara Godwin | July 2, 2022

The extent to which the mustang has influenced American culture seems endless – we were surprised to find not one, but two cocktails and a grape varietal bearing their name! Enjoy these refreshing drinks responsibly…yes, you can get a DUI riding while intoxicated.

Fireworks: A Deadly Celebration

By Barbara Godwin | July 1, 2022

Holidays are times for celebration and we all have different ways of making them memorable. However, if you are a dedicated horse or dog owner, you already know the apprehension that builds with certain holiday traditions…if those traditions involve fireworks. With the pandemic setting the stage for even more people celebrating at home this year, the universal fear is that there will be increasingly widespread trauma amongst our four-legged friends.

8 Years On Horseback: Filipe Leite’s “The Long Rider” Documentary

By Barbara Godwin | March 28, 2022

Filipe Masetti Leite began his epic journey on horseback from Calgary to Brazil – 8 years, over 15,500 miles, 12 international borders, and documented with more than 500 hours of footage. The Long Rider is a once in a lifetime event – and now available for your viewing pleasure.

Irish Travelers and Their Tiny Houses

By Barbara Godwin | March 20, 2022

Tiny Houses are a popular part of a worldwide movement to minimize and mobilize their lives – but the craze is not a new one. Being mobile was a way of life for Gypsies (Romani and Irish Travelers), who started out on foot, then to horse, then horse and carts called “Vardo”…the first mobile homes!

Experience Ireland on Horseback!

By Barbara Godwin | March 17, 2022

Horse enthusiasts of all riding levels have an opportunity to ride globally, and HRL encourages you to see the world by doing something you truly love to do. The truly exciting part: you don’t have to be an expert equestrian to enjoy a horseback riding vacation destination.

Horses In Irish Mythology

By Barbara Godwin | March 17, 2022

Like many cultures, the Celts are steeped in history and mythology, their lore taking the imagination to a higher level. This includes mythical horses and the tales they carry.

Lisa Stockdell

By Barbara Godwin | March 17, 2022

As part of our “Everything Irish” theme this month, HRL is delighted to once again feature the extraordinary art of Lisa Stockdell and her dedication to the Gypsy Vanner, a breed of horse originating in Ireland!

“Cashed Out” – First Gen 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside by Sam Ramada

By Barbara Godwin | March 16, 2022

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Sam Ramada has provided us with a build that will turn you green with envy! “Cashed Out” is a custom-built first generation 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside.

Traditional Irish Foods (with Cracker Barrel Restaurant)

By Barbara Godwin | March 14, 2022

Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, Guinness and more – St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to explore authentic, delicious, traditional Irish food and drinks!

The Irish Mule: A Delicious Twist On A Refreshing Favorite

By Barbara Godwin | March 11, 2022

Originally known as the Moscow Mule, the drink was recreated using Irish whiskey instead of vodka and became the Irish Mule…a delicious twist on a well-known favorite!