Four days have passed since our rest day in Preston, but on the trail it feels like an eternity!! Each day is so long and full of their own unique challenges. We ran into our first wild horses in the White Pine Range. If you recall, I had been nervous about how that would go since wild horses can be so territorial. Well it turned out to be no big deal. The horses ran off and Sage didn't really care. Only once did we run into some trouble-maker bachelor stallions. They huffed and puffed and ran around us, but as soon as I shook a plastic bag at them they ran away! We've also seen lots of cows, antelope, one bull snake, and maybe a golden eagle - I couldn't really tell.
Today was our hottest day yet, coming out of the Pancake Range and crossing Fish Creek Valley. Now that we are entering the hot stretch we will need to alter our daily schedule a bit. We are going to get up earlier so we can get a head start while it is still colder, and we will take a long break during the hit afternoon before continuing on in the evening. The sun just zaps you and there's no need to push Sage and Bella through that.
Otherwise everything is going great. Everyone that we have met on the trail had been super nice, albeit a bit baffled that we are riding across the state. Today, I had two cars pull over to give me cold drinks and snacks!
I'm very impressed with how cslm and steady Sage has been thus far. he really is doing a great job of proving how great adopted mustangs can be.
The latest updates from Samantha on the Nevada Discovery Ride.