Trainer rides horse 2,500 miles to raise awareness for nonprofits
Liberty horse trainer Patrick Sullivan rode his mare Gamilah from California to the Kentucky Horse Park, capping a 2,500-mile journey that was raising awareness for his nonprofit for underprivileged kids called Gamilah Unbridled. Sullivan stopped at several nonprofits along the way to help show how “horses can heal people and people can heal horses,” he told news station WDRB.
He said that the journey took him through all kinds of weather and across a variety of terrain. Impressively, too, is that his form of riding doesn’t use reins, a saddle or a bridle — hence the meaning behind “liberty” training.
“Everybody thought I was completely crazy, probably because I am,” Sullivan told the TV station.
The whole trip took several months, and the pair are headed to the International Liberty Horse Association Championship on Oct. 22 to 24.