Getting sick on the road

Getting sick on the road

As of mile 3000, I’ve gotten sick 4 different times on this solo horse ride from Canada to Guatemala. 1 Early October New York Cold 2 days 2 Early December Kentucky Flu 2 days 3 Mid January Mississippi Allergies 2 days 4 Early May San Luis Potosi Heat stroke/...
Galeana horse parade and a few others too

Galeana horse parade and a few others too

I was invited to come back to Galeana so I could participate in their community horse ride parade (Calbagata), part of their 340th birthday celebration. I had ridden to a little town called La Escondida in the four days since I first left Galeana. I had been staying...
First few weeks in Mexico.

First few weeks in Mexico.

I left the Charros of Monterrey on Friday the 13th. I was to ride to Cadereyta, about 20 miles away. I had been staying at the Charreria Guajuco Traconsa for a few days since I had crossed the border. I had had an accident at the border where a horse kicked me in my...
Crossing into Mexico

Crossing into Mexico

Here’s my story about crossing into Mexico. To begin, here’s a list of the players that were on our team, to help us get across, easily and inexpensively. Dr Theresa Taraska USDA port vet, Alexandria Bay Dr Sarah Ortiz USDA APHIS vet Fernando Paiz...
Arkansas, Louisiana and East Texas

Arkansas, Louisiana and East Texas

Near the end of January, we started into Arkansas from Mississippi. After crossing the mighty Mississippi via the Greenville Bridge, we went west for a bit. Then we went south to back along the river and took a day off with Laura and her family. They grew bananas in a...
Memory foam as a saddle pad

Memory foam as a saddle pad

Here’s my findings on using a single layer of memory foam under an orthoflex saddle with booties. I am currently 2500 miles into a 5000 mile solo unassisted horse ride. At the 1000 mile mark I switched from using my big horn endurance saddle with thin wool...
200 days – 2450 miles.

200 days – 2450 miles.

Rockingham, Ontario to Boerne, Texas. Here are Roxy’s hooves after 200 days. Going barefoot is possible. Here’s a couple pics from the last couple of days…Notice the weight gain as the weather is warming up and our Mad Barn supplements are kicking...