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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 Endurance rider,...

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

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 blanket and...

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...

How I narrate this trip

Many people have gone on long trips by horse over the ages. Some of these people wrote accounts of their trips. For a comprehensive list of old horse travel journals please follow this link to the long riders guild. https://thelongridersguild.com/Books/books-list1.htm...

Maya Pedal Thanks You!

Maya Pedal, the Guatemalan builders of bicycle machines, thank you. I as well. We thank you, one of the thousands of people who have heard about them and our solo horse ride fundraiser. You, the reader. You, the trip host. You, the sponsor. You, the donor. You, the...

3 saddles for sale

I have 3 saddles for sale. I need them sold to help me continue my trip and fundraiser. Make me an offer or share with your friends. THANKS!!! English 16” medium-wide tree. $350. Excellent condition. Stubben siegfried replica Japanese made. Aussie 17” medium tree....

Preparing for Mexico

We are taking a few days off near Austin and getting ready for our transition into Mexico. We started planning this trip almost 4 years ago. At first I was going to take my Tacoma down to Guatemala, but then after reflection decided it would be better to have horses...

Half a year and 2242 miles later

We have just completed ½ a year on the road. We started in Rockingham Ontario, Canada 6 months ago are now in Caldwell Texas, USA. We have travelled 2242 miles averaging 12 miles per day including rest days. About 20 miles per day on the road. What a weird wonderful...

Mad Barn Supplements

I first realized I would need to supplement feeding in October, about a month into the ride. I researched the best concentrates and ended up buying msm, mag oxide and curcumin. This lasted 3 months. I wasn't sure how well it was working, so I the decided to get...

Hoof Armor

I don't know how many of you ride your horses barefoot. Since I got horses almost 4 years ago, mine have always been unshod. I invested in hoof boots to use occasionally but for the most part, I rode both of them barefoot. As the mileage went up in training pre trip...

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...