Volume 2 eBook now available on Kindle!

May 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Howdy! I know I haven’t been communicating much since the world has been on “pause,” as I call it. The main reason, is we all have had enough to be concerned with, with the COVID-19 pandemic going on. I pray you are safe and healthy. Fortunately while traveling about from Nevada, holidays with family in California, trade shows in Arizona, throu...
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Happy New Year! 2020!

December 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Hey guys and gals! It has been way too long since I have last written. For that I apologize. It has been an interesting year for Rider and I. We have done some photo shoots, and a few shows…and even published another book! Yes, “Rider on the Pony Express Trail, Volume 2” is complete!! You can order it and/or any of our books by clicking the link a...
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Bill Black Custom Braiding

June 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Bill Black Custom Braiding I interviewed Bill on September 11, 2018 at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. Bill had been steadily working on his hackamores the last two days, and it drew me in. I wanted to learn more about the man and his craft. We started the interview with me asking Bill how he got started with braiding. He responded, “Well the...
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Gypsy Cowgirl Art-NV

May 28, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Our introductions to talented folks continues... Lorri and I met during the 2018 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. We shared a booth, as you might have read in a previous blog post, with Jeff Myers of Quiet Woman Cattle Company. Lorri’s creativity shines through her talent of making beautiful, unique, western baskets out of used lariats. She has taken t...
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Vaquero Brand

May 14, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Jose Ortez of Vaquero Brand, was one of my talented neighbors at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2018. He had a very large booth full of all kinds of handmade cowboy equipment. I was amazed at the variety of skills this man has and the large inventory of items! I watched him work while we talked, he was tying a knot for a key fob. He showed me...
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Howdy! Thank you for choosing to follow along with us!

In order to catch you up to speed, if you are just joining in, I want to let you know about my personal project. My faithful companion, Rider (a gorgeous Australian Cattle Dog) and I, have been traveling on an Adventure, for a few years now… following the Central Overland Pony Express Trail.

Carla and Rider at Round FortRound Fort is between Ibapah and Callao Utah. It is also called Canyon Station. The Pony Express Canyon Station was further West of here though... This rock fortress was built the year after the Pony Express had ended.

Currently we are working on a Photo Journal, that will be an Ebook, with our personal experiences on the road. I started this journey, due to a visit to Fort Churchill, with my family in 2014. I read how it was built to protect the Pony Express Riders and the California Emigrant Trail. I have always been fascinated with the old West, and that of course included the Pony.  On that day, surprised to find such a fortress still standing, I wanted to know if there were more!  The photos I have captured, of these gems in the desert, will be in a Photo Book/Coffee Table Book. There will also be some History of the Stations, Station Keepers, Hostlers and the Riders.

Very naively I started this journey with the thought that the Pony Express "Auto Route" would drive me conveniently near all the ruins... Well, that was silly, and now I know better!

Please continue to "Ride Shotgun in Spirit" with us as we visit Historical Places along the route, and visit many Museums that house Archives of the daring young, and some not so young, Riders of the Infamous Pony Express!

Occasional we will also share with you many of the other sights seen along the way while traveling through California, Nevada and Utah.

We have decided to stop the book and journey for the time being at Salt Lake City, UT for a couple of reasons;

  • One) We have thousands of Photos with just these 3 States alone.
  • Two) The History of the Riders is pretty much split as Salt Lake being the middle. Though geographically that is not so. The 2 Divisions that will be included in our first book, are at the most Western end of the Trail.

There are 3 more Divisions from Salt Lake City to St. Joseph Missouri. Lord Willing, we will make a book Two!

We are so blessed to have YOU to share this Journey with us.


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