Wild Rides for Wild Horses...
In 2013, my adopted mustang and I trekked nearly 500 miles from the Utah border to Reno, Nevada. My goal was to encourage wild horse adoption by embarking on a challenging long ride. We completed the ride, but not our mission. We are currently in the midst of the second Nevada Discovery Ride, aiming to ride 1,100 miles around northern Nevada!
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. We're hitting the trail once again to promote wild horses and encourage people to consider adoption.
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, completing the second Nevada Discovery Ride after 1,100+ miles! We'll need a little time to readjust to life at home, but stay tuned for our lecture dates/locations, stories from the trail, photos, and more! Until then, you can get caught up on some of the adventures we had in our Trail Notes blog.