On March 1st, 2010, my friend Walter and I set off on an adventure with my Arabian horse, Sojourner. I rode Soj across America and Walter drove our little truck (with no trailer). The trip began in Los Angeles, California and successfully ended in Bath, New Hampshire 8 months and 14 days later. It was a 3,700 mile ride.
We rode in celebration of family and as an outreach to those dealing with divorce-related depression.
This ride tells a tale of love in many forms - through the people we meet along the way, our connection with the horse, with the land, and with each other.
As this blog goes on it gets more and more in depth with tons of photos and experiences. Snuggle in with a cup of tea and read this like a book. I have switched the blog around so it reads start to finish so you don't have to read backward (except the first entry).
Here is our story...
more pics....from the beginning til now...
Ma!!! This is my desert hat!!???? Oh MAN!
This farrier rounded off Soj's hooves at no cost...just out of the goodness of his heart. :)
Mornin', James. Mornin' Lin.
Sue and Sally's beautiful ranch in Morongo Valley. www.coyoteridgestables.com
Amazing riding through the hills with some of the best women you'll ever meet and if you're lucky, the best chicken you'll ever eat!
Bob and Walter playing pool. and then more pool. and then more pool. and i'm getting hungry. and then more pool. and i'm getting hungry, and then more pool... just kidding...I loved watching them play. :)
Meeting Bob and his mule for the first time.
First night. Henry brought us down in the trailer. We stayed with his family in Sylmar and rode off the next morning.
saying goodbye to all of the animals at the ranch
San Francisco news thang
what a day.
My step-father, Stephen, in his magical cape. He used to live in Joshua Tree and so he gave us the full tour of all the coolest places to see. At the last stop he was dressed in his old cape that he used to wear around to add to the day and give us some laughs. :)
Me and my mama.
At Athea and Dallas' ranch in the evening
The Orange Ambulance