Linda Losey is making a nine-month Coast-to-Coast Memorial Ride
In March, Linda Losey began her journey along the 5,000 mile-long, coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail on horseback. The expedition is a memorial ride for her youngest son, 10 year old Sam, who died on June 22, 2004, in a tragic family accident.
Linda is accompanied by Val, a horse which had been abused, and Rocky, a Tennessee Walking Horse.
Before they set off, Linda was helped and encouraged by several Members of The Long Riders' Guild.
The team has travelled for more than a thousand miles, so now Linda herself is a Member of The Guild!
14th August 2005
We recently received this email from Linda Veblen, Linda's mentor and friend:
20th August 2005
Linda Velben has sent another message and some photographs of Linda and the team crossing the Mississippi - by ferry! Click on any of the images below to enlarge these lovely pictures, which were taken by Larry Hurlbert of Union, MO.
Waiting for the ferry
On the ferry
TV photo shoot
Crossing rivers is always worrying for Long Riders, because by definition there is no shoulder. There are usually impatient motorists, too. Taking the ferry, as Linda has proved, is much safer!
As can be seen from these pictures, Linda's horses are in excellent condition. We understand that Rocky has put on 140 pounds, which is a great testament to Linda's care.
5th September 2005
Linda and the team are in Indiana. Rocky had an infection, and was cared for by some wonderful people in the Shawnee National Forest while he recovered. Linda and Val carried on alone for a while. They have just been reunited and everything is going fine.
Linda told The Guild, "Missouri was tough as far as the roads are concerned!"
Please click here to go to Linda's website for more information and a map.
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