Months in the Saddle—A Long Ride

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to ride long distances on horseback, camping and sleeping under the stars like people did long ago? Well, some people are still making these long rides today. They call themselves Long Riders and Bernice Ende is one of them. Bernice’s first long ride was in 2005. On May 5th…

The Rescue of a Baby Donkey

A baby donkey was rescued this winter in Minnesota. The people who rescued her named her Bella. Bella suffered from severe frostbite and hypothermia during nights when the temperature dropped to -15 º F in Minnesota. How cold is that? Let’s take a look. 1. What is the freezing point of water in degrees Fahrenheit? 2. What…

Antique Sleigh Rally

Most people today have never even seen a real sleigh being pulled by horses. But there are places where people still hitch up their horses, wrap themselves in warm blankets and with sleigh bells jingling, go for a sleigh ride. At one time Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, held an annual event to keep this wonderful…

Woman Rides from Beijing to London

She’s slept inches away from scorpions and snakes, fended off attacks from wild stallions and broken her ribs and collarbone – all as part of an epic 10,000-mile long distance horseback ride. But for West Wales pony breeder Megan Lewis, her four-year challenge to ride from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the start of the 2012…