Monday, November 22, 2010

Ride for the wounded - Full Article

Havasu cowboy to ride horseback across US to honor veterans

Today's News-Herald
Published Monday, November 22, 2010 6:08 AM MST

A local 63-year-old cowboy will saddle up with his 18-year-old son to ride horseback through 11 states across America in June to honor wounded U.S. military veterans.

Jef Keegan, a five-year resident of Lake Havasu City, said he anticipates beginning the trek in Virginia. The endurance ride should take him and his son about five months.

The path they have chosen is the American Discovery Trail, the nation’s first coast-to-coast non-motorized trail, according to the ADT website The trail’s terrain includes the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, the states of Ohio, Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the states of Utah and Nevada and ending in San Francisco.

The Keegans will travel with about six horses and plan to camp each night along the trail.

“Our horses are like part of the family,” Keegan said.

The trip is to help raise awareness for Wounded Warriors and to empower those wounded in battle, Keegan said...

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