It’s been 275 days on the road, and we have covered 3300 miles, or 5280 kilometers. That’s 12 miles a day or 365 miles a month. 20 days of 30 each month riding, 10 days per month rest, which equals 18 miles per day ridden. Over the 9 months on the road, I’ve been riding 330 to 460 miles per month. The average is 365 miles or 584 km per month.
I started using the old Orthoflex Traditional at mile 970 of my trip. As I mentioned in a previous post about using memory foam as a saddle pad, I was getting some chafing in the rear loin area at about 700 miles into the new saddle.
This post is for the people who have no clue how I’m caring for Roxy. Those who assume I’m overusing her or abusing her. It’s also for the curious and interested.
This is the 5000 mile, 18 month, horse RIDE route. Without the people I meet along the way, I won’t be able to do this trip.
Many people have helped me behind the scenes with my tack and travel logistics.
Their support has been invaluable.
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!
It’s been said that the last few weeks before any major takeoff is the hardest.
Right now I’m feeling happiness, excitement, impatience, anxiety, uncertainty and frustration.
Tack and gear, shots for me and the horse, visiting an endurance horse racing event, the charity auction, getting my new saddle, getting camp ready.
As I prepare for my journey and I discuss it with friends and associates, I’m reminded of how much preparation is actually needed to give a trip like this a fighting chance of success.
Here are some pics from the last few weeks at the farmers market in Combermere.
It’s June and there are bugs galore. As many of you have questioned, why haven’t you already left, why are you waiting til September?