Sabine has spent much of the last 20 years in Mongolia working on conservation projects and has had a leading role in developing our horse tours in the Khentii. She also knows the Gobi area and its many herder communities well. Sabine sources much of our expedition equipment and supplies, oversees meal planning and cooking and is in charge of saddles and tack. She is a trained saddle maker and usually spends a couple months in the off-seasons in Oregon, USA, to build “Stone Horse”- Saddles, our lightweight trail saddles. With an adventurous spirit, a commitment to conservation and a PhD in earth sciences, Sabine started her career in Antarctica, exploring the icy wilderness from a year-round base with a small overwintering team, documenting the threats to the last untouched place on earth. She later guided for Antarctic ecotourism expeditions – ensuring visitor safety and ecological conduct. Inspired by the stark beauty of pristine wilderness, Sabine began to write and photograph for conservation awareness, continuing in New Zealand where she co-founded the “New Zealand Nature Institute”. The “Secret History of Mongolia” had been among her reading at the polar station, and years later, she encountered the images this evoked – working with herder communities in Mongolia’s Gobi desert in the country’s largest National Park to preserve landscapes, wildlife, and grazing resources. When not in the desert, she spent her time riding with Keith, exploring the wilderness areas that are now Stone Horse destinations. Sabine has been a key player in the “Initiative for People Centered Conservation” in Mongolia, and forged links to worldwide efforts highlighting nomadic peoples and their traditions in managing the great grasslands on earth. She continues to consult for programs in East and Central Asia, focusing on community based conservation. Sabine’s favorite time is on the trail, riding “Good Boy” or “Little Star” while taking care of guests and sharing past and present experiences of the wild.