Tuesday, March 04, 2014

‘Hall-of-fame’ endurance rider Cindy Collins

Codyenterprise.com - Full Article

March 3 2014

With a single headlamp shining the way, Cindy Collins of Cody climbs the mountain atop her chestnut Arabian mare, AUR Sierra Wind.

The lights of the society she and Sierra came from glow below in the distance as the clop of Sierra’s shoes moves them both forward into the darkness and away from the safety of humanity.

Collins holds back the growing motion sickness, ignoring the swinging of the headlamp’s light. The trail ahead sways because of the swinging light, like a boat on the sea, but Collins deals with it.

When she and Sierra reach the 25-mile mark, they’ll enjoy a one-hour break on the Big Horn Mountains...

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