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...

our little partner...


...is okay!!!!!!!! He's okay to go on! We could leave tomorrow, but we are resting one more day. I am so happy. When she was looking at him my heart was pounding!
What a relief. And in fact, he's quite healthy. She said his heart rate is good and then said "actually it's great" and his temp is good which means he's adjusting well to the heat.

I have wrap his leg every evening for the rest of the ride with an ointment called Trans OS Sweat underneath.


On dying phone...more soon


  1. Wow! That's incredible. Such fantastic news. I can't wait to hear what the vet said specifically.

    That Soj is one tough cookie!

  2. Yay! I'm glad to hear the good news :)