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. Our mission is to encourage wild horse adoption through challenging long rides on Nevada's public land.
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?
While we work on future ride plans we are traveling around sharing our adventure with others. Contact us to schedule a presentation for your group! Here is our 2017 schedule of appearances:
- February 4 at 5:00pm ~ Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko (Free)
- February 15 2017 at 6:30pm ~ Opening reception for "Saddletramp: The Nevada Discovery Ride," a new exhibition from the Shared History Department, in historic Lincoln Hall, at the University of Nevada, Reno. (Free)
- February 24 - 26, 2017 ~ Southern Equine Expo, Murfreesboro, TN
- March 17-19, 2017 ~ Backcountry Horsemen of California Annual Rendezvous, Bishop, CA
- April 19 at 7:00pm ~ Backcountry Horsemen of Nevada (Reno chapter)
- May 23 ~ Gerlach K-12 School, Gerlach, NV
- June 9 - 11, 2017 ~ Western States Horse Expo, Sacramento, CA
- July 9 at 10:00am ~ Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, Minden, NV
- July 21 at 8:00pm ~ Galena Creek Campfire Series, Reno, NV
- July 27 at 6:30pm ~ Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, South Valley Library, Reno