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Equitrekking Adventures Previous Broadcasts

Arizona (Episode #605)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Travel with Equitrekking from Northeastern Arizona down to the border of Mexico, to explore the diversity of this southwestern state along with Emmy nominated television host Darley Newman. Down by the border of Mexico, Darley rides at a 300-year-old hacienda style ranch in the high Sonoran desert with a real cowboy guide. On a ride to the highest peak in the area, locals introduce us to views of the rolling hills of Mexico. Outside of Phoenix, Darley saddles up to ride old gold mining routes and pan for gold with a modern day prospector in the Bradshaw Mountains. Next, Darley takes off from a horse friendly bed and breakfast into the town of Cave Creek. This town is unique, as you can ride your horse instead of driving a car into town. Darley and her local friends tie up their horses to a hitching post at a cowboy hangout for lunch, where Darley learns to cook a peach cobbler, Dutch oven style. Finally, Equitrekking's host leads viewers through snow covered Canyon de Chelly with Navajo guide Lee Bigwater, taking in the petroglyphs and cliff dwellings left by the Ancient Puebloans, also known as the Anasazi.

Kentucky (Episode #604)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Kentucky is a state well known for its horses. In Equitrekking Kentucky, discover wildflowers, a historic mill site and rolling green hills on the trails at Shaker Village on horseback. With Shaker Village's naturalist, TV host Darley Newman gets the rare chance to ride horses through the center of this well-preserved historic village. Viewers learn about Kentucky's agricultural past as Darley rides smooth Tennessee Walking horses with a local resident, who is proud of her multi-generational farm and its heritage. Next, Equitrekking takes on the trails at Land Between the Lakes and Barren River State Park in Western Kentucky, imagining what this land looked like at a time when Native Americans and buffalo roamed the tall grasslands of Kentucky. In Lexington, join Darley to see diverse breeds at the Kentucky Horse Park and attend a fast-paced, world-class equestrian competition, the Rolex Three Day. Next, visit a Thoroughbred rehabilitation center, where horses from the racetrack are rehabilitated so that they may find new homes. Darley is introduced to a very special horse, King D, who has made a positive change and is on the road to finding a new home.

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