Today I finished reading the book "Wind Drinker" by Jefferson Spivey. It tells of his 7-month, cross-continent ride on the Arabian gelding Mr. Sol in 1968 and also some about shorter rides he did on another Arabian gelding, Rajah.
Ever since I first saw the articles about Jefferson's ride in Western Horseman and saved a newspaper clipping with his and Mr. Sol's photo, I wanted to know more about this big adventure. I found Jefferson's book on Amazon.com last year and bought it. I'm not an avid reader, but do enjoy reading about horses and adventures.
This was an interesting book describing the people, places and feelings that Jefferson encountered while riding across the U.S. There's also useful information about long distance ride preparation and supplies. Jefferson has a big heart for the natural land and portrays the true essence of a free spirit. The book is a must read for riders and the adventurous!