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Wild Horses And Endurance

With Wild Horses?

Ben Masters knows mustangs

There’s a guy named Ben Masters who is not a triathlete and  he probably wouldn’t call himself an athlete.   But he has definitely pushed himself to extraordinary limits… with wild horses.

TriRiot is mostly about triathlon and endurance athletes.  Not today. Today it’s about going that extra mile because of passion.  Ben Masters has a great story to tell. He and three friends rode horseback from the Mexico-Arizona border to the Canada-Montana border.   As if that’s not enough, they did it riding horses that were wild only a few months before they left.  And this wasn’t in 1874. This was only a few years ago.  There’s a very good movie about it.

If Ben’s story interests you, I highly recommend watching his movie, Unbranded, and reading some of his articles.

Why Wild Horses?

The reason I picked this subject is because the very thing those men did is something I would love to do.  Not only that, but when it comes to endurance events, riding border to border like that is far beyond participating in an IRONMAN or even the Race Across America (RAAM).  I have enough difficulty planning, training, and paying for an IRONMAN.  It’s hard to imagine what Ben and his friends went through.

I don’t have much more to say on this topic even though there is a huge controversy raging over mustang policy.   I guess my point of this post is that life is an endurance event… training for triathlon is training for life.

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