Wild Rides for Wild Horses...
There are more than 40,000 wild horses in government holding facilities across the western United States. These horses will never be returned to the wild and the cost of their care is funded by taxpayers. Roundups continue annually, but adoption rates are at a historic low. The mission of the Nevada Discovery Ride is to encourage wild horse adoption through challenging long rides.
In 2013, my adopted mustang and I trekked nearly 500 miles across central Nevada. In 2016, we journeyed more than 1,100 miles around northern Nevada. On both rides we encountered wild weather, wild terrain, and wild animals - but had incredible adventures along the way.
What is long riding? Simply put, long riding is long distance travel by horse. Unlike endurance riding, long riding is not competitive and it is not timed. It is an equestrian expedition!
Where are we now?
We're home! Thanks to everyone who came out to see us ride-in to Reno on October 23, 2016 completing the second Nevada Discovery Ride after 1,100+ miles and 74 days! We are so excited to share stories and photos from the trail with the public. Here is our schedule of presentations. More dates/locations will be added soon!
- November 30, 2016 at noon ~ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Redfield Campus), Reno
- December 8 at 6:30pm ~ Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno ($5.00 per person)
- February 2017 ~ Exhibition at University of Nevada, Reno (Details TBA)
- February 24 - 26, 2017 ~ Southern Equine Expo, Murfreesboro, TN
- March 17-19, 2017 ~ Backcountry Horsemen of California Rendezvous, Bishop, CA
- June 9 - 11, 2017 ~ Western States Horse Expo, Sacramento, CA