I hadn’t either…
But, now I know – and the website and FaceBook logs are really interesting!
It is called the NEVADA DISCOVER RIDE and the participants are (according to the website):
In May 2013, one formerly wild Nevada mustang, one dog, and one woman, will journey 450 miles across the state of Nevada to bring attention to wild horse issues in the West and encourage adoption.
Cool, eh? And very courageous!
I found these descriptions:
WOULD YOU DO THIS FOR THE WILD HORSES IN YOUR STATE?
I find this very noble.
I mean, if I took off work for a month, I think I’d be a bit more selfish than to ride through the desert for the wild horses… (although it does sound fun).
Clearly this woman has a passion!
Here is her mission statement:
The mission of the Nevada Discovery Ride is (1) to encourage wild horse adoption by demonstrating the trainability and rideability of mustangs on a challenging endurance ride, (2) raise awareness about wild horse issues through photos and video taken during the ride and publicity generated by it, and (3) to highlight the American Discovery Trail, a coast-to-coast non-motorized route which runs through some of Nevada’s most remote backcountry wilderness.
It’s a cross-Nevada adventure for wild horses!
The trio will trace the Nevada-portion of the American Discovery Trail: a challenging 450 mile route through mountains and deserts, ghost towns and wilderness, sand dunes and state parks, Pony Express stations and tribal lands.
This is the 1st ever solo equestrian crossing of the Nevada ADT!
Our ride is a fundraiser for the Wild Horse Preservation League, a non-profit organizations based in Dayton, Nevada.
YOU CAN TRACK HER!
I loved this part…
DAILY FACEBOOK ENTRIES!
I browsed the Nevada Discover Ride Facebook page… some of her entries made me glad I wasn’t with her but many of them are gorgeous photos and enviable experiences.
Yes, she does have a road crew with her. So, that’s good.
Here is a screen grab of the most recent FB entries.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
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How exciting! My BLM Mustang, Nevada Windstorm, was captured in Churchill County. I adopted him in 1993. He was 5 months old. I broke and trained him myself. He is 20 years old and is still the smartest and bravest trail horse I know. I will now watch this journey on Facebook. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. Maybe I will see a relative or two of my own sweet Stormy!
Thanks for helping to promote this! I was with Samantha at the beginning of the ride in Baker, NV and will be meeting up with her on the trail next week. She’s a key character in my wild horse related doc film – I’ve spent over two years covering her prep for this and even designed the NDR logo for her – she is such an amazing, inspirational, courageous person.
I think it’s wonderful what she’s doing!