Specs: 272 pages, 6" x 9", softcover, 82 black-and-white photographs, 7 maps ISBN: 978-1-56037-722-1
MEET LADY LONG RIDER
In her incredible memoir, Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback, we are introduced to Bernice Ende, a solitary figure with the daunting goal of traveling from Trego, Montana to New Mexico in a single ride. At the age of 51, Bernice turned south into the unknown and began her first trip on her way to becoming a world-class long rider. Since that fateful decision she hasn’t looked back. Accompanied by her horses and an exceptional dog named Claire, since 2005, Ende has logged more than 29,000 miles in the saddle, crisscrossing North America and beyond.
She traversed the Great Plains, the Southwest deserts, the Cascade Range, and the Rocky Mountains and was the first person to ride coast-to-coast and back again in a single trek, winning acclaim from the international Long Riders Guild.
Through her rides, Bernice’s shares a heartfelt and inspiring story of inner struggles and triumphs. She tests the limits of physical and mental stamina, learns to cope with inescapable solitude, and ultimately finds the reward of a life well-lived. Readers will be moved as Bernice discovers a renewed sense of self, profound and lasting friendships, and an understanding that home is a concept that extends beyond any border or map. A captivating, engaging and well-written adventure, Lady Long Rider is available now at local bookstores and gift shops, through online retailers, or from Farcountry Press at 1.800.821.3874, www.farcountry
About the Author
As of spring 2018 and now in her mid 60s, Bernice Ende has ridden more than 29,000 miles solo on horseback around the United States and Canada, including an 8,000-mile ride from Montana to Maine, then to Puget Sound, and back home to Montana. The Long Riders’ Guild has recognized Ende as an outstanding ambassador for long-distance exploration on horseback—no other living woman has done as many journeys or ridden as many miles as Ende. You can follow Bernice on Facebook or on her website, www.endeofthetrail.com