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...

A look back....


Back in the Mojave...

Back in New Mexico....the wind was so horrible. I was so concerned about Soj. We ended up staying with him in his corral, but not one of us actually slept. The wind was so incredible. We couldn't find shelter for Sojourner so we just had to ride out the next day. The wind got better, but it was still pretty rough riding!


  1. Silly Soj :) You don't roll with the saddle on silly pony

  2. You've come a long way, baby! Thanks for posting that ancient video from the windswept desert.

    Hey, I knew you were going to have a huge impact on my eight year old daughter and I looked forward to it. Linny, the girl is...changed forever now she has seen your dancing video. Sigh...she has stretched out a pair of pants doing the "Linny Wiggle to the Charlie Brown Beat". So funny and a bit disturbing. Send you a video one day if I can hold the camera still...Trot on! Juli Hooks from Cheat Lake, WV

  3. Ah Juli!! Really!?? Alright, next time I see her we'll have to go out dancing.

    You tell 'em, Carolyn...the little nut.

  4. Just met you in Binghamton, NY and wanted to wish you all luck in your travels. Call me if you need any assistance!