My name is Maggie Morgan. I have two wonderful sons and two wonderful daughters-in-law. I am now a proud grandmother of a beautiful baby girl! I am hoping one day that she will join us on our adventures! My father grew up in Teton Valley and that is where my heart is. I am proud to say that there are mountains named after my family ( Beard ) in Teton Valley. We spend a lot of time with the Spectacular Tetons in our view!
I have been an extreme horse lover my WHOLE life and have had a passion for riding for as long as I can remember. I was very young when I started riding. I trained my first colt when I was 10 years old. I can spend every day, ALL day long in the saddle. I am in love with all animals and nature. Riding in the mountains is such a pleasure for me. I appreciate the view each and every time! Where most people would love to go on exotic vacations across the world, I am happiest on my horse on top of a mountain!
My passion for the GREAT outdoors has taken me many spectacular places. I have two wonderful horses- Joey ( an American Paint Horse ) and Gracie -( A Quarter Horse) plus I have three other horses that I ride from time to time. I am proud to say I am a posse member on the top trail source on Facebook, HTCAA. Horse Trails and Camping Across America has over 50,000 members now and our pictures of our rides have become well known. I have made many connections in the horse world from this site.
I met my bestfriend Amy at the school we both work at in 2008. We have been the best of friends since then and I couldn’t ask for a better riding partner. Amy had never really ridden a horse but started hanging out around the barn with me. It didn’t take her long to learn about horses and she started riding with me. Amy became an advanced rider rather quickly and can ride anywhere on her wonderful horse, so to have her as my riding buddy has been a real blessing. Amy rides a fabulous American Paint horse named Tux and they have become an unstoppable pair! OH the places we have seen! OH the places we have yet to see!!!!! The view never gets old and it is exciting every single time. I am so grateful for the miles and miles we have spent together in this beautiful country. The best way to view the world……is between the ears of a horse!!!
I grew up in Wisconsin… the land of cheese and lots of flat land. After I graduated college, I decided I needed a change of scenery so I packed up my bags moved out West and landed in Idaho. I have been here for 8 years now and couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. I luckily landed a job at an elementary school, the same school that Maggie just happened to work at. We became instant friends and it didn’t take me long to learn that she had a love for horses and well, animals in general. Maggie started inviting me out to a barn where she borded her horses. I grew up a small town city girl so the only time I had really been around horses was at a fair. This horse world was completely new to me. One day while I was hanging out with Maggie at the barn she asked me if I would want to ride one of her friend’s horses. I thought sure why not. So we saddled up the horses, Maggie teaching me every step of the way… how to saddle, the parts of a saddle, etc. She was very knowledgeable and I was soaking up every bit of information she was throwing my way. Maggie brought me out to the outdoor arena. It was my first time up on a horse so naturally I was a little apprehensive, but Maggie was there guiding me every step of the way, especially when the horse got away from me and we took off galloping through the arena, me screaming and Maggie laughing so hard that she, well you know 🙂
I had no idea that when I sat in that saddle for the first time that it would be the start of one awesome adventure with my best friend. After spending some time riding various people’s horses, I quickly became addicted. I also learned that riding in an arena was nothing compaired to the freedom and serenity I felt in riding in the mountains. I started searching for my own horse and with the help of Maggie, found the perfect little horse named Tux. She is my perfect little black and white Paint horse. I have learned a lot from her and Tux and I have been on some amazing adventures. Life is an adventure and I can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for us!
Welcome to Amy and Maggie’s Blog. Come along with us as we explore the Rocky Mountain West on horseback. We are lucky enough to live in Idaho and ride in this beautiful area. We are within an hour and a half from heaven in any direction. We have ridden the borders of Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana and have yet to explore other neighboring states. We have put a lot of miles on our horses, as we explore the high country and have had many adventures. We wanted to create this blog so that we can explore this beautiful world with you. We are often asked questions such as, how do we get to the trail head, where to camp, and what do we pack in our saddlebags. We hope to answer all of these questions and more within this blog.