Great Falls Tribune article, January 21, 2019. Excerpt and link to article, below.
Kristen Inbody, Great Falls TribunePublished 7:00 a.m. MT Jan. 21, 2019
1. “Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback” by Bernice Ende
“Lady Long Rider” by Bernice Ende (Photo: COURTESY PHOTO)
A retired teacher from Trego, Ende set out in 2005 to ride from northwestern Montana to New Mexico. She kept riding, putting 29,000 miles on her saddle and seeing the country (even the book tour for “Lady Long Rider” is by horseback).
Eleven years later, she became the first person to ride ocean to ocean in both directions on the same journey, a trip she used to talk about the role suffragettes and previous lady long riders played in American history.
Her goals are to learn, to explore, to grow and to encourage female leadership.
Quotable: “Long riding is not a pleasure ride. There is much to fear and yet no place for fear.”