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...

The shop is open...


We are now in Saratoga Springs, NY. I have a lot to write about...we've had some pretty wonderful stops, but I think I should probably head to sleep for now. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and rainy all day. Blah. We have a rest day coming up the day after tomorrow though so I can get a better post up tomorrow or the following morning.

Sojourner is at the race track. Someone asked today if he was a racer. Then she got a better look at the little Arab and we both giggled.

He could do it though, I tell ya! He has the heart of a racer, that's for sure! He's competitive, too, the little monster.

I wish he was here with us now. I miss him tonight. We had a nice day together because I walked most of it with him. I like walking with him because he keeps his head very, very close to me when we walk. It's sweet and I can feel a bit of a different energy from him. That might sound crazy to those who aren't with horses a lot because they can sometimes seem a bit aloof, but horses are very subtle and because they are such communicators with their bodies you can really read them through little hints.

We're at The Holiday Inn. New York sure has been kind to us. I'll write more about all of this soon though...

Something for you to glance at in the meantime...

I just opened my Etsy shop again. This ride is nearly completed and I have got to get back on the leather band wagon and get to cutting, carving, and painting!!

Everything is custom so email me with your design ideas and we can get started on your one-of-a-kind piece as soon as I settle into the NH homestead with a big hide laid out in front of me where I can stew over your creation...

All orders are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas!!



  1. My little Arabian mare does the same thing. She will practically put her head on my shoulder. I don't think what you said is crazy at all. It's totally true! They tell you everything you need to know just by looking at them.

  2. Quite a video on how you get it done!I am at a conference today at the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee, VT, so I had the sound off but I could still get the idea on how you do your work. Really interesting. I look forward to seeing it done "live".
    I felt pretty honored that Soj would nod off on my shoulder like he did back in PA. Or, does he sleep on anything that is handy? Either way, it was a nice moment for me.