Stories from The Road - page 5
More thrilling adventures from Long Riders, past and present, all over the world.
|Across Africa on Horseback - Billy Brenchley and Christy Henchie have encountered a number of surprises during their epic equestrian journey from the top of Tunisia to the bottom of South Africa. They’ve outwitted recalcitrant border guards, survived the loss of one of their horses, crossed the deserts of Sudan, and floated their expedition down the Nile on a river boat. But upon arrived in Uganda, they were required to tell the natives what a horse was.|
|Click on picture to read how Lord Byron rode into the heart of mountainous Albania in 1809.|
|Click on the picture to read "Riding from the Flames", the thrilling story of a nineteenth century female equestrian explorer who rode straight through a raging forest fire!|
|Click on picture to read the blood-curdling tale of G. W. Ray's foray into the South American jungles in 1900.|
He told his wife and family not to worry. What could possibly go wrong on a short 3,500 mile trot across the United States? But Mike Winter, and his mustang Apache, had no way of knowing they were riding straight into storm tossed trouble.
Click on photograph to read the only story of its kind, "My Pal Apache," a miraculous tale of the horse and Long Rider who were struck by lightning!
|Click on the photograph to read what Megan Son wrote about the journey she, Laurent Granier and Philippe Lansac made across Alaska.|
No one needed to tell Ria Bosman Naysmith it was impossible to ride
across the continent of Africa - because no one in living memory had tried
! The list of obstacles to horse and rider read like a "Who's Who of
Danger." Lions, Guerrillas, Deserts, Disease - Ria found all
those and more.
|Click on picture to read how Count Rzewuski of Poland rode to Arabia in search of the fabled horses of the Hijaz in 1817.|
Click on the picture to read about the fantastic exploit of Cossack Mikhail Asseyev, who rode from Kiev to Paris (1,646 miles) in 33 days at an average of more than 50 miles a day - and arrived with his horses in better condition than when they set off!
|Click on the picture to read CuChullaine O'Reilly's "In Search of Equestrian Freedom", the story behind the founding of The Long Riders' Guild.|
|Click on picture to read the hair-raising story of Harry de Windt's winter crossing of Persia in 1891.|
|Click on picture to read an amusing episode during Verne Albright's amazing ride with two Peruvian Pasos.|
|Click on picture to read an amusing description of the Burmese pony who accompanied George Younghusband to Siam in 1887.|
|Tex Cashner rode from Ohio to Texas - back in 1951! Click on the photograph to read his previously-unpublished tale of triumph and tragedy.|
|Click on the picture to read the amazing tale of one of the youngest people ever to become a Long Rider.|
|Click on picture to find out how Joe Goodwin became the only Long Rider in the 20th century to survive a gunfight with Mexican bandits.|
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