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...
The Host Post

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...
From Northern to Southern Pennsylvania

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...
Hoof care and protection- Easy Boot Gloves

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

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

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...