In this episode, Lisanne and the team encounter a little trouble with a few "less than understanding" folks, but still manage to have an amazing ride through Indiana thanks to the media publicity garnered by riding through big cities! All in all, the kindness of strangers still fuels the ride, and Lisanne and Claudia look forward to bringing in more guest riders over the next few states. We'll discuss plans to meet up with Karen Hardy during the Mustangs to Moab partner ride, adding 1,500 miles to the total journey.
Take a young woman with a passion for horses looking for a grand adventure, add American Mustangs and a host of guest riders and you have the ingredients for the “Mustang Discovery Ride.” This project tells the story of a journey across the United States on the American Discovery Trail (ADT) featuring Mustang TIP trainer, Lisanne Fear, along with her Mustangs, dogs and support team. The team is covering 12 states, coast to coast from Delaware to California, riding previously wild Mustangs while packing, camping and speaking about the power of these amazing animals. Lisanne rode out from Delaware’s historic Cape Henlopen State Park on September 28, 2021 with members of the team and is continuing her adventures through Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. The documentary will detail the struggles and triumphs that she encounters, most attributed to the kindness of strangers met along the journey. We will also feature aspects of the ADT in each state, Mustang adoptions inspired by the project, college and university equine programs utilizing Mustangs, Veterans Programs in existence and other Mustang-related stories. The goal of the ride is to cover 5,000 miles across the country while inspiring the adoption of 5,000 Mustangs into appropriate homes. Through the documentary film, related podcast/vodcast and documentary-series, we are trying to reach as many people as possible to make it happen! A team of EQUUS photojournalists and videographers will contribute to the film part of the project, each adding individual creative perspective of the ride. The Mustang Heritage Foundation, BLK water, Espana Silk, the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest, The Marley Project, JA Media Productions, Summit Performance Products, Omega Fields, Crypto Aero Feed and a host of other sponsors are joining the Mustang Discovery Foundation in supporting the team along the way.
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