5000 Miles of Hope Trip Sponsors

5000 Miles of Hope Trip Sponsors

We are proud to announce our new trip sponsors. Our sponsors have products that help us with the stresses of travelling 15-30 miles a day by horse, day in day out. Easyboots by Easycare Hoof Armor Hoof Protection Mad Barn Custom Horse Supplements Eli Miller Custom...
Tennessee and Mississippi

Tennessee and Mississippi

We left Alvaton on December 26th and quickly entered the cold. We had just taken a week off after blazing thru Kentucky. We were waiting for packages and a sick Roxy to get better. The respiratory infection was addressed quickly and effectively with the excellent help...
Getting Roxy Tired Part II

Getting Roxy Tired Part II

So it’s been 7 months since I wrote “Getting Roxy Tired“. I wrote that post at the beginning of her transformation from wild bush beast into fine road horse. As the summer went on I tried out new saddles and rode her lots, but, rather than fighting...
Kentucky Hillbillies

Kentucky Hillbillies

We started off our Kentucky adventures at the very east part of the Bluegrass State in Louisa. I had met an endurance rider online a few months previous. Amy Wallace Whelan had offered to have me at her place. You can check out Wallace Hill Farm on FB. As we were...
Eli Miller Custom Saddles

Eli Miller Custom Saddles

Eli Miller is a saddle maker and leather worker based out of Kentucky. He started building saddles about 40 years ago, mostly western, when he lived in western New York. After moving to Kentucky, he started repairing a lot of old Buena Vista saddles. They are an old...
Orthoflex/ Eli Miller Custom Travel Saddle

Orthoflex/ Eli Miller Custom Travel Saddle

This is the story of the modifications done for my solo horse ride. I was humbly gifted a 1st Gen Orthoflex to use as a replacement for the Big Horn Endurance 120 saddle I used on the 1st 1000 miles of my solo horse ride from Canada to Guatemala. I had to do a few...
West Virginia

West Virginia

We entered West Virginia on Nov 9, via the rail trail from Point Marion. Before that, we got stopped in the middle of nowhere by some strange looking people in a crappy looking old T-bird. The scary looking man in the passenger seat opened his door while it was still...