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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...

The Host Post

Before the trip began I wrote that it will be successful because of the help I get from strangers along the way. And it's been true. Throughout our journey so far, 850 miles from Ontario to West Virginia, we've been getting support and assistance every day. I'd like...

From Northern to Southern Pennsylvania

We took our extra days off at the 500 mile 2 weeks ago. On Oct 23 we left from Odin in northern Pennsylvania. In the last 2 weeks we covered 205 miles in 10 days of riding. That's by far the most on the trip so far. We took our 4 days off on the 4 rain days. I plan...

Hoof care and protection- Easy Boot Gloves

Roxy has never been shod. She uses Easyboot Gloves. I love them, she loves them, it gives us the freedom for her to be barefoot every night during our 5000 mile solo horse ride fundraiser. We first got the Gloves in April to replace another brand that didn't fit...

How we travel

We do around 15 miles a day. I walk up and down steep hills. I have begun to jog and shuffle. I let roxy graze when there is nice pasture at the side of the road. I get on and off her up to at least a dozen times a day. I start anywhere from 730 to 930 in the morning....

5000 miles of hope TRIP SADDLE and BAGS

This is my trip saddle and saddle bags. Big Horn Endurance 120 Saddle Custom Snug Pax Pommel and Cantle Bags Refitted Trailblazer Cantle bags   As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had to replace my English saddle for the trip. At the time I was trying a modernized...

1 month – down the road

This is a picture of Roxy 1 hour after our 3 hardest days so far- from just north of Skaneateles to just west of Slaterville. 63 miles in 3 very hilly days. We have just completed our 30th day. We will enjoy our much needed rest tomorrow with PBR. 30 days, 22 days...

Along the east side of Lake Ontario

Here are some pics from our travels down Hwy 3 on the east side of Lake Ontario. On Sunday I left Sackets harbor and we made it to south of Mexico on Wednesday, where I'm staying with some old dog mushing friends. It was so hot out...Roxy has been a real trooper and...

From Perth to the States

We left perth on Sunday sept the 15. I stayed at my friend corals house and got to hang out with her and her partner Eric and two children for 3 days. Roxy had unlimited grass to eat, pasture that had been cut for hay 3 weeks prior. I graze hobbled roxy 3 times a day...

The push to the border

Including worn out hoof bolts, screwed up orders, dead cell phone batteries and tons and tons of nice people. Today I'm going to a morgan farm. MORGANS! More on this, and a complete review of my time just north and thru the border,...

Adventures on Mc….y Road

Day 5, the first ride after our first rest day. Roxy and I had quite an adventure. I'll cut to the chase.  I was told that south of town there are 2 Mennonite farms, so I decide to go further and make the next day easier. At one of the farms I am directed to a nearby...

First 3 days on the road

Day 1 was like a dream- it really didn't feel real.  11 miles. My buddy Ed from Rockingham came along on his bike and took some pics. The weather was windy and I managed to get the riding done between big rain. I hung out with my old friend Les from Toronto and we ate...