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“A Search For A Shadow Of The Past”
|Barry Murray made a journey from the Mexican
to the Canadian borders. He was accompanied by his wife and three
children, Barry Jr. (aged 12), Bernadette (aged 10) and Colette (aged 8).
As he himself writes, "After thirty years of excuses, I
decided I had better get this book published. After all, an account of
pioneering the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail by taking a family riding
horseback through 2,500 wilderness miles from Mexico to Canada, must have
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Dare to Dream
|Dare to Dream is based on the true events of
Long Rider Stevenson's four-month trek of self-discovery, and rehabilitation
with his newly acquired equine companion Colina (Murphy). Stevenson's trek
took him through remote parts of Western Andalusia, over Portuguese
mountains, along the Camino de Santiago trail, over the Pyrenees into
France, Brittany and finally Cornwall. The driving force behind this trek
was Stevenson's wish to live a dream he had held all his life, to travel
with a horse. For Stevenson, a manic depressive, this was a voyage of
discovery and catharsis, a means to come to terms with his condition. This
is an excellently written and often emotional book which takes the reader
through the ups and downs (both literally and metaphorically) of Stevenson's
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Ride the Rising Wind
One Woman's Journey across Canada
Published by NeWest Press
In May 1949, at
the age of twenty, Barbara Kingscote left her farm in Mascouche, Quebec, and
set out for the Pacific Ocean on horseback. Barbara and her equine
companion Zazy reached the west coast just over a year later, after
travelling 4,000 miles and discovering the heart of that great country.
A touching coming
of age tale, Ride the Rising Wind invites us all to travel along with
Barbara and Zazy as they struggle through the harsh wilderness and
still-developing urban centres of the Canadian landscape in the
mid-twentieth century. With only $100, three maps and a handful of
supplies, the intrepid duo made their trek across the country counting on
luck, determination and the generosity of strangers to see them through.
From the vast
shores of the Great Lakes to the stark beauty of the plains and the towering
heights of the Rockies, Ride the Rising Wind reveals Canada through
the fresh eyes of a brave young woman discovering both herself and her
country on the journey of a lifetime.
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||Richard la Tondre has painstakingly been
translating the journals of Historical Long Rider Baron Yasumasa Fukushima,
who, in 1892, made an astonishing 9,000-mile ride from Berlin to Vladivostok and
thence back to Tokyo.
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solo journey across two continents and seven countries.
Why Walk when you can Ride?
|Seduced by grandiose visions of explorers of
old, Tania Krupitza and two friends decided to buy horses and ride them
through Ecuador. Despite a queue of charming Ecuadorian gentlemen eager to
help, they ended up with one horse that looked like a mule, one that liked
to go backwards instead of forwards and one that turned out to be Houdini
Determined to prove that girls can do anything, they
declined offers of machetes and bodyguards and set off. They slogged through
rivers of mud and soaked in steaming hot pools in lost Indian villages. They
saw sunrise over snow-capped volcanoes and galloped their horses across vast
plains at 4000 metres above sea level. They met lonesome cowboys, Colombian
hippies and ferocious patriarchs.
They discovered how difficult it is to find horses in Ecuador and how
easy it is to lose them.
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please go to Tania's website.
Over Het Dak van Amerika
Te paard door de Rocky
by Wout Overbeeke
delightful book recounts Long Rider Wout Overbeeke’s ride through the Rocky
Mountains. A must for Dutch-speakers, it also includes a good deal of
Shatterhand op zijn paard in de wildernis.
een reis met een ontnuchterende werking. De droombeelden uit zijn jeugd
blijken maar mondjesmaat met de realiteit overeen te komen. De
werkelijkheid van nu daarentegen is overdonderend, en fantastischer dan hij
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