Over the subsequent six months, Bernice Ende, writer of the brand new e-book “Girl Lengthy Rider: Alone Throughout America on Horseback” (Farcounty Press), out now, will embark on an uncommon form of e-book tour: on horseback. She set out from Montana in mid-October and can finish in April 2019 in upstate Fort Edward, talking principally at native libraries and touring with truck, trailer and her two horses, Montana Spirit and Liska Pearl.
It’s a becoming tour for Ende, a Minnesota native who has ridden greater than 28,000 miles throughout America on horseback. She is at her happiest with horses, a tent and an open area by which to arrange camp.
Ende, who now lives in Montana, has been using horses since she may stroll. “They put me on a pony’s again at three and by the point I used to be 4, I may put a bridle on a horse and experience it myself,” she says.
For greater than 20 years, she lived in Seattle as a ballet instructor; she didn’t experience fairly often. One thing was lacking from her life; she simply didn’t know what it was. “It made me depressing and I didn’t notice how distant from who I actually was,” she says. At age 50, newly retired from her job, she began saddling up once more and long-riding — and acquired again in contact with an awesome love.
Probably the most she has ridden is 60 miles in a day; as of late, she may log 20 or so miles and has a finely choreographed routine she follows. She forages each day for meals and cooks it on a single tenting burner. “I’ll make quinoa in a pot and boil it,” she says. “Then I wrap it within the sleeping bag. I unpack my gear, come again and it’s carried out — it’s like my very own sluggish cooker.”
And to those that say she’s nuts for all this time spent alone? Ende couldn’t care much less. Whenever you’re out on these lengthy rides, she explains, “It’s life, uncooked. You discover out you’re touched by stuff you didn’t know existed . . . I simply need to be in nature. I like being within the storms, trying on the horizon and realizing, ‘I can experience over there.’ It’s the best, most empowering factor. It’s life with out worry. That’s referred to as freedom.”
For Ende’s e-book tour schedule, go to http://www.endeofthetrail.com/book-tour/