ShareI dedicate my rides to my mother…
My life as a young girl growing up on a small Minnesota dairy farm could have been a hard, even dull life, had it not been for my mother. My father’s thick gnarled hands were a reflection of the work that was required to manage a dairy farm and provide for a large family. It...
ShareDeparting the first of April, 2014
I have wanted to ride the eastern half of the United States for a couple of years. I know the sight of the Atlantic ocean.. via horseback will be particularly thrilling for me. The map shows a southerly route below the Great Lakes but that may change. This is but a roughed out route....
2005 2000 mile ride
Rode the Rocky Mountains from Trego, Montana to Albuquerque, New Mexico…Hauled home
The reasons for swinging into the saddle in 2005 for my first ride seem vague now. It seems impossible that I even made it! I simply did not know what I was getting myself into, I rode on a wave of ignorance....
Share5000 mile ride to and from Trego, MT. - Route:
WE left East Glacier, Montana in April of 2006. Riding easterly through Conrad, Lewistown, Forsyth, Miles City. Dropping into South Dakota at Mobridge, Aberdeen. Crossing into Minnesota thur Madison, Hutchinson and into Waconia west of Minneapolis 50 miles. Then...
Share2008 ride, 3000 miles
We began in Mohave Valley, AZ. February 2008 Crossed into California at Needles and dropped south to Blythe. Back across the Colorado, east into Arizona-Phoenix, Sedona and up to Flagstaff, east again into New Mexico- Albuquerque, Pecos N.F. Raton.Skimmed Colorado’s southeast corner into...
6000 mile ride – March 2009 to June 2011
from Trego, Montana returning to Trego, Montana
We, Essie Pearl, Honor, Claire and I left Trego, Montana March 20th, 2009. Riding westerly to Spokane, Washington. Crossing the Cascade mountains east of Portland, Oregon where we turned our heads east across central...
A 600 mile Vacation Ride
Two months ago I rode from the Trego area with summer still in full bloom, warm, dry, clear sky’s- starry, starry nights… Went on for weeks. Had guests for the first two nights out. Four women friends sent me off with a campfire cookout. Music and laughter rolled down Graves...
ShareCanadian Ride 2000 miles April 2012 to October 2012
When I set out in early April from my winter camp in Forsyth, Montana I was heading north for Canada with a clearly defined route. I had 3 horses and one dog. Emily McKee a 26 yr. old...
ShareBegan this ride in late April 2013
1500 Mile trip through Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming
Navigator: Bernice Ende
Lead Horse: Essie Pearl
Pack Horse: Montana Spirit
Guest Rider: Kelly Cott
Guest Horse: Copper, a 9yr old Halflinger mare
This year we will be zigzagging through Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming for 1500 miles. No set...