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Last of the Saddle Tramps (Equestian Travel Classic Series): One Woman's 7,000 Mile Equestrian Odyssey
     

Last of the Saddle Tramps (Equestian Travel Classic Series): One Woman's 7,000 Mile Equestrian Odyssey

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by Messanie Wilkins
 

Historically the world of equestrian travel has contained an exciting mixture of unique men and women. Some are adventurers seeking danger from the back of their horses. Others are travelers discovering the beauties of the countryside they slowly ride through. A few are searching for inner truths while cantering across desolate parts of the planet. Then there is

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Historically the world of equestrian travel has contained an exciting mixture of unique men and women. Some are adventurers seeking danger from the back of their horses. Others are travelers discovering the beauties of the countryside they slowly ride through. A few are searching for inner truths while cantering across desolate parts of the planet. Then there is Messanie Wilkins. She was acting on orders from the Lord! In 1954, at the age of 63, Wilkins had plenty to worry about. A destitute spinster in ill health, Wilkins had been told she had less than two years left to live, provided she spent them quietly. With no family ties, no money, and no future in her native Maine, Wilkins decided to take a daring step. Using the money she had made from selling homemade pickles, Wilkins bought a tired summer camp horse and made preparations to ride from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. Yet before leaving she flipped a coin, asking God to direct her to go or not. When the coin came up heads several times in a row, one of America’s most unlikely equestrian heroines set off. What followed was one of the twentieth century's most remarkable equestrian journeys. Accompanied by her faithful horse, Tarzan, Wilkins suffered through a host of obstacles including blistering deserts and freezing snow storms, yet never lost faith that she would complete her 7,000 mile odyssey. “Last of the Saddle Tramps” is thus the warm and humorous story of a humble American heroine bound for adventure and the Pacific Ocean. The classic tale is amply illustrated with photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590480434
Publisher:
The Long Riders' Guild
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
150,197
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

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Last of the Saddle Tramps (Equestian Travel Classic Series): One Woman's 7,000 Mile Equestrian Odyssey 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CakesEagle More than 1 year ago
This was a very easy read about her travels across country. An enjoyable book even for nonriders. The best part was reading about how many people helped her on her journey. Will probably look into other books in the travel series.