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From August 26 through October 26, 2020, Kryss and Grant Helfrich (my daughter and son-in-law) and I journeyed through the United States of America on a mission to bring attention to the usability and re-trainability of the Off the Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) horse.  With us went the star of the show, Lady J, her Quarter Horse buddy Chica, and 4 terriers that are a family in themselves.

Butch (JRT dad dog, red harness), daughters Poppet (purple harness) and Posie (black harness) with Breezy (mama dog, Rat Terrier) on the far side.

We were all packed into my 2005 Bison 3-horse Living Quarters trailer, which was roomy enough to accommodate even a small table and chairs upon which we played Go Fish! for hours when sheltering from an early season snow storm in South Dakota.  The kids got the bed, while I slept on the couch, which turned out to be really rather comfy.

I find it a bit disconcerting that my trailer matched the kids’ truck so well!

Above is the map of where we went.  There are probably some variations of actual routes, since I made this map simply from Google Maps’ directions.  I did track our actual routes on my GPS, but instead of one long file there seems to be about a dozen that I need to download and interpret.  I will upload those routes as I get them mapped.

You can follow along via the following links:

Fort Stevens State Park, visited on August 26, 2020

City of Rocks National Park, visited August 31, 2020

Wyoming, quick stop, September 2, 2020

Soldier Creek Camp, visited on September 4-6, 2020

Willow Creek Campground/Mt Rushmore, visited September 10, 2020

Dignity, visited September 11, 2020


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