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...

in snowflake, az


We had a long day-38 miles. Soj and I were starving when we got in. Tomorrow I can get to a computer. Bed now though. I could sleep days.


  1. Wow, that is a long day in the saddle!

    Please do sleep in. Feed Soj and then go right back to bed until about 11 a.m. I do so often. Sleep is not to be underestimated in terms of maintaining both physical and mental health. The more we learn about sleep, the more important we find that it is to our lives. So many Americans have this all goofed up.

    Often, when I'm headed off for one of my favorite two-hour naps, I will tell my wife with great seriousness in my voice that the only way to stave of sleep deprivation is through diligence - in napping! :)

  2. Goodmorning I guess ;) It's bedtime here in Holland now so I think you're waking up right now...
    Hope you had a good night sleep! Have a nice day and a kiss and hug for Soj, also a big kiss and hug for Soj from Scout!!! Love, Nico