February 7th, 2018 Announcing – A 6/700 mile through Southern France

I am pleased to announce

A 6/700 mile ride in Southern France with Stone Age Skills practitioner and founder of the Living Wild School

Lynx Vilden.   www.lynxvilden.com

March 7th to April 29th 2018

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This ride is made possible by the following sponsors:

Tucker Saddle Co.

OutFitters Supply

And with private donations from the following

Burton Robson


Melissa Deaver-Rivera


Thank you also to the following sponsors:


Source Micro-nutrients

Sunbody Hats

Skido Saddle Pads

My horse has graciously been provided by Herbert and Isabelle Backhaus owners of Ferme de Fonluc


Herbert Backhaus
“Ferme de Fonluc”
24620 Les Eyzies de Tayac
Dordogne, France
Tel : 0033-(0)-553-353006
To contact us by Email please use the form, and we will get back to you ASAP
GPS Coordinates : Latitude: 44.949249 – Longitude: 1.002631
Ferme de Fonluc is situated in the heart of the Vezere Valley in Tayac, just 10 minutes walk from Les Eyzies de Tayac. We have the Vezere river running through our land, and stunning views of the Limestone rock faces riddled with Prehistoric dwellings. All this makes it an ideal location to spend unforgettable vacations in one of our two wonderful gîtes.

About the ride

I remember first meeting Lynx nearly 25 years ago in Montana, years before I’d begun my life as a long rider. She was completely dressed in hides she’d tanned and sewed with sinew!   She’d been hunting ground squirrels with bow and arrow if I remember correctly. Even for me it was a stretch of the imagination that anyone, let alone a woman, could be living such a primitive life. Now she has become a renown primitive skills expert the world over. She has taken it to the level of art. A documentary “Pale’o Extreme,” produced in 2012 brought Lynx’s skills into the lime-light throughout Europe. Lynx has traveled, explored and researched the nature and traditional cultures of arctic desert and mountain regions from Hudson Bay to the Kalahari Desert. Her calling has been teaching and practicing primitive living skills (with passion) in the U.S. and Europe since 1991. She has lived in a Sami Village in Scandinavia and lived and studied in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. In 2001 she started the Living Wild School dedicated to sharing prehistoric skills and primitive living. www.lynxvilden.com
A horse woman for 25 years Lynx has worked with draft ponies and has trained her Appaloosa Mare “Karma” whom she will be riding. I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to ride with Lynx in the beautiful country of France. There are so many to thank.
Our ride, beginning from the Ferme de Fonlucin in Les Eyzies de tayac will circle through the Dordogne region of southern France for a 3 week ride. We return the first week of April as Lynx will be teaching a class at Ferme de Fonluc. We then return to our horses and saddles April 7th for another 3 weeks of riding. We are taking only 2 horses using Tucker Saddles and Outfitters Supply full front and rear bags and will be on our own. I am providing the gear and expertise of long riding. Lynx the route and accommodations for the ride. The Les Eyzies de Tayac is located in a valley, famous for its pre-
historical remains. It is one of the main centers in the world for research in this field. Numerous interesting objects and ancient works of art have been discovered in this town and the surrounding areas. Many of these can be admired in the museum, or by visiting local caves.
I heart-felt thank-you to my sponsors Out Fitters Supply and Tuckers Saddle for making this ride possible. But also to Ferm de Fonluc for providing a magnificent horse for the ride and the private donators who have contributed so generously. I look forward to sharing with you the readers who follow my rides with the sights and experiences of a ride in France.

Bernice Ende - Lynx Vilden
Bernice Ende – Lynx Vilden

“We are so often caught up in the destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way.”

A heartfelt thank you to all those who have helped this ride.

Je me souviens avoir rencontre Lynx il y a a peu pres 25ans au
Montana, bien avant d’avoir commence ma vie de randonnees de longue
Elle etait vetue de peaux de betes qu’elle tannait et cousait elle
meme avec du fil en boyau d’animal.Elle chassait les chiens de prairie
avec un arc si je me souviens bien.Je me demandais comment une femme
pouvait vivre une vie si primitive.
Elle est maintenant experte mondiale sur la vie primitive et leur civilization.
Elle l’a transforme en un art de vivre.
Le documentaire ” l’extreme Paleo ” publie en 2012 lui a permi de
faire connaitre son
mode de vie a travers toute l’europe.
Lynx a voyage explore et  a fait des recherches sur la nature et les
cultures traditionnelles du desert de l’artique des regions
montagneuses de la bay d’Hudson jusqu’au desert de Kalahari.
Ses connaissances sont apprises et pratiquees ( avec passion ) aux
etats unis et en Europe depuis 1991.
Elle a vecu dans un village Sami en Scandinavie ,elle a vecu et etudie
dans les deserts du nouveau mexique et d’ Arizona.
En 2001 elle crea l’ecole dediee a apprendre comment vivre en milieu
sauvage et inospitable.
Cavaliere experimentee depuis 25 ans Lynx a travaille avec des chevaux
de bas et a entraine sa jument appaloosa Karma qui fera partie de
notre randonnee.
Je suis honoree et humble d’avoir l’opportunite et la chance de
pouvoir faire ce periple dans ce beau pays qu’est la France.J’ai
tellement de gens a remercier…
Nous commencerons notre chevauchee a la Ferme de Fonlucin dans les
Eyzies de Tayac,Nous allons parcourir la Dordogne dans le sud de la
France pendant 3 semaines.Nous serons de retour la premiere d’avril
car Lynx doit donner des cours a la ferne de Fonlucin.
Le 7 avril nous rependrons notre randonnee pendant 3 semaines .Nous
aurons deux chevaux avec 2 selles Tucker et de quoi vivre stocke dans
2 sacs de selles un devant et un derriere ( rien d’autre est prevu ).
J’apporte L’equipement et mon experience;Lynx sa connaissance de
l’endroit et le logement.
Les Eyzies de Tayac se trouve dans une vallee reconnue pour ses
fouilles prehistoriques .C’est un des endroits les plus important dans
la recherche mondiale sur ce sujet.Beaucoup d’objets et  d’oeuvres
d’art ont ete decouverts dans ce village et ses environs .On peut
d’ailleurs les voir dans les muses et grottes des environs.
Je ne sais comment remercier mes ” sponsors “ainsi que les donneurs
prives qui me permettent de faire ce voyage ainsi que la ferne de
Fonlucin bien entendu .
J’ai hate de partager avec mes lecteurs qui s’interessent a mes
randonnees, mes experiences et  mes vues sur la France.
Nous voulons souvent arriver a une destination et nous oublions
d’apprecier le voyage ,principalement la bonte des gens que l’on
rencontre en chemin.
Encore merci de tout mon coeur a ceux qui me permettent de participer
a cette aventure extraordinaire.