Pinto!: Based Upon the True Story of the Longest Horseback Ride in History
"PINTO deserves a spot on the reading list of not only young, horse-crazy readers, but adults who like horse tales, ala Black Beauty." -- Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Reviews
"PINTO is a story of joy, tragedy, heartache, and dedication by a group of men and their horses and the people they meet along the way." -- Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
"PINTO revives an amazing part of history that has lain forgotten for ages. It is written with a unique twist and is both informative and entertaining." --Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
In 1912, four men, calling themselves the "Overland Westerners," decided fame and fortune awaited if they embarked on the longest horseback ride in history. Their goal was to visit all forty-eight state capitals over the course of three years and complete their journey at the San Francisco World's Fair on June 1, 1915. Facing rugged roads, raging rivers, thieves and near starvation, the men went through seventeen horses. Only one horse completed the entire journey... Pinto, a little horse with a heart as big as the whole country This is Pinto's account of his arduous adventure.
About the Author Evans, M. J.: - Award-winning author, M.J. Evans grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University. She spent five years teaching junior high and high school students before retiring to raise her five children. The author is a life-long equestrian and enjoys competing in dressage and riding in the beautiful Colorado mountains where she and her husband now live.