Getting in some trail rides around Reno.
It's hard to believe we've been home for nearly one month! Now that I'm back to the real-world, I'm actually dying to hit the trail again!!! I miss the simplicity of just riding every day. Maybe it's time to start planning another long ride?!
Still, it's good to be home and our work for wild horses is far from over. We have several events coming up to promote the ride and our mission. This Sunday, Bella and I will be at ArtPaws in Reno. It's a pet-friendly event dedicated to all-things animal! We're looking forward to seeing all the people and dogs that attend. Sage was certainly the star of the ride, but Bella crossed the state too, and as a rescue-mutt deserves to get some attention! If the mail arrives on time, I'll be selling postcards, mugs, and calendars with images from the ride. If the mail doesn't arrive on time, we'll still be there to say hello to people! Stop by and see us if you're in the Reno area!
August will keep us busy -- Sage and I will be in the opening ceremonies at the Western States Horse and Burro Expo on August 2. Look for us after the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard! We've also entered in a few trail classes just for fun. I also have some talks coming up on the ride, including a public presentation at the Wilbur D. May Museum on August 24. Mark your calendar! It's going to be a fun recap of the ride with new stories and photos. Tickets will be $5.00 at the door. More information is on the homepage of our website.
I'm working on a new page for the website that will recap and review some of the gear we used during the ride. Many people have asked about our bridle, saddle bags, or shoes. As you know, we were lucky to have EasyCare Inc. as a sponsor for the ride. Sage's feet would never have survived the 452 miles were it not for the EasyBoot Epics. I recently wrote a review for the company, which they have published on their blog. You can check it out here: http://blog.easycareinc.com/blog/hoofoholic/nevada-discovery-ride.
Next week (July 22) is the big drawing for the Mark Terrell print! Time is running out to get a raffle ticket so send your orders in ASAP! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We've managed to raise nearly $1,500 for the Wild Horse Preservation League! Today I spent several hours putting together donation receipts and thank you cards. Those will go in the mail after we draw for the print so keep an eye on your mailbox.
The latest updates from Samantha on the Nevada Discovery Ride.