Tag: road trip

  • Lessons in Patience: 3800 Miles on Horseback

    Lessons in Patience: 3800 Miles on Horseback

    In 2013 at the age of 36, Jesse McNeil—at times carpenter, commercial fisherman, dabbler in real estate—decided to buy an untrained horse, make himself into a horseman, and ride all the way across the United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. A fiercely independent traveler, Jesse had navigated previous coast-to-coast trips—solo journeys by […]

  • On Traditions, Beginnings, and May First

    On Traditions, Beginnings, and May First

    In her memoir DISTANT SKIES: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY ON HORSEBACK, a book reviewers rave is “uplifting, inspiring, poignant, and poetic,” Melissa Chapman shares the story of a remarkable journey she took when she was 23 years old—a young woman who had long dreamed of traveling solo across the United States on horseback, and who had […]

  • 3 New Horse Books That Will Make Great Gifts for ANY Horse Lover

    3 New Horse Books That Will Make Great Gifts for ANY Horse Lover

    It’s true…doing what we do means we get to read A LOT of horse books. Books for different disciplines, different breeds, different techniques and modalities. There definitely is a book out there for just about everyone. What is harder is to find horse books for ANYone…that is, books with crossover appeal or applicability. But these […]

  • “Really, most people out there in the world are good. I’ll always believe that.” Lessons from a Cross-Country Trip on Horseback

    “Really, most people out there in the world are good. I’ll always believe that.” Lessons from a Cross-Country Trip on Horseback

    When Melissa Chapman was 23 years old, she said goodbye to her happy, loving family, her job, and her boyfriend. Carrying a puppy named Gypsy, she climbed aboard a horse and rode away from everything, heading west. With no cell phone, no GPS, no support team or truck following with supplies, Chapman quickly learned that […]