Meet the important members of my Mission

Childhood Hunger Awareness Trek

Meet the horses.

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> Renegade is a 15 year old American Paint Horse. He stands 16 hands and weighs in at 1100 pounds. He has a very grumpy attitude, he is always ‘saying’ if I must, do you really really mean for me to do this, really. He loves kids but is always suspicious when you come out to the field, he is always wondering if you are coming out to pet him or ride him if he decides that its riding, you might have to get the grain bucket to catch him. He will be my main riding horse but will also be pulling the wagon.176_1501801622046
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> Cochise is a 11 year old Mustang Quarter Horse cross. He is stands at 15’3 and weighs in at 1200 lbs. He is a sorrel with a darker mane and tail. He was raised by my best friend Debora Hines. Cochise is a very good trail horse and I’m looking forward to training him to pull a wagon. He learns fast and has a great personality. But he needs to know the his rider is in charge or he thinks he has to take control.wp-1489240681505.jpg

> Jessie is a 3 almost 4 year old American Quarter Horse. He stands 14’2 hands and weighs in at 900 pounds. He is a brown horse with a black mane and tail. He is my youngest horse and being young will spend most of his time walking along side the wagons. He will also alternative as a riding horse and driving horse but only for a little while each day as he is to young for a full day work.
All the horses will be trained to do both jobs.wp-1489240673294.jpg

Donations for horse feed will be gratefully​ accepted.

All donations will go to my horses upkeep on the trek. Any monies left over will go to https://www.nokidhungry.org

https://paypal.me/pools/c/7ZnarfNykc

Hunger

FB_IMG_1440692202445.jpgThere are several different types of hunger. There is the hunger of the body, the hunger of the soul, the hunger of emotions, and the hunger of intellect. When children grow up hungry they do not develop correctly. My mission is to bring awareness of these type of hungers and the problems they cause when children are neglected and are hungry. Children that are hungry as a child become deficient adults and have a hard time becoming successful members of society.

https://www.nokidhungry.org

http://challenge-america-equine-trek.com

https://www.patreon.com/USAtrekforhunger

https://www.facebook.com/AngelaLWood67/

https://www.gofundme.com/b9qj5-end-child-hunger

Travel plans

As we travel slowly across America we plan on stopping and talking to local people and explaining why we are traveling the way we are. We will call ahead to see if the papers of the local communities would be willing to talk to us and do up an article.
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> We are also going to try to find a local charity contact and see if they want to set up a event like a local trail ride and or BBQ with us or even have some of the rider’s in the community ride alongside of us for a day or two to raise money for local needs.
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> As we ride we are hoping that the national news will start covering us. Raising the awareness to a national level.
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> Horses can only travel 15 to 25 miles a day for three to five days before they have to take a rest day. We will try to schedule these rest days in conjunction with interviews and other events.
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> There is exciting times ahead and I hope you will join us in Raising Awareness for the Hungry Children of America
http://challenge-america-equine-trek.com

Horse Feed

 

 

Horse feed is another unavoidable weight. 1100 lb Horses usually eat around 20 lbs of food a day. So depending on how much grazing I find for them I’ll need anywhere from 10 to 20 lbs per horse per day. My plan is at max amount to be carrying 200 lbs of feed. However that won’t be every day just when I restock. At this point I’m studying on what would be the best feed to carry. Alfalfa and oat cubes or alfalfa and timothy cube or split it between both. I’ve also have been trying to decide if I should maybe just do a complete feed instead. After much searching and reading I’ve decide on what to carry the feed in. I think I will use shipping totes they are sturdy and can be stacked empty or loaded. And if I get the large size one will hold fifty lb. Donations for horse feed will be accepted with pleasure.

https://paypal.me/pools/c/7ZnarfNykc

Food Insecurity

48.8 million Americans—including 13 million children— live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.

Food-Insecure Families

Food insecurity—the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food— exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children.

Rates of food insecurity are substantially higher than the national average among households with incomes near or below the federal poverty line, among households with children headed by single parents (35.1% of female-headed households with children are food-insecure) and among Black and Hispanic households.

Food insecurity is most common in large cities but still exists in rural areas, suburbs and other outlying areas around large cities

− 25 % of households with children living in large cities are food-insecure.

The typical (median) food-secure household spent 27 percent more for food than the typical food-insecure household of the same size and composition.

59% of food-insecure households reported that in the previous month they had participated in one or more of the three largest federal food and nutrition assistance programs: SNAP (formerly food stamps), School Lunch and WIC.

https://www.nokidhungry.org

“No matter where you live, there are children in your community who are hungry.” -Jeff Bridges

My route I plan on starting this Trek in July of 2018. This time frame is adjustable. I’m planning for that date because it will have me doing winter in the warmer states Ky, TN NC, Tn,Ky,Ar,OK,. Basically following the Benge route of the Trail of Tears. I’m hoping to be leaving OK. in February then it will be heading north through Dodge City Ks, Ne, SD, ND, Mt, Id,and Wa following the Cherokee Trail to the Oregon trail and then to  Lewis and Clark trail then North to the Pnt Trail even though I won’t be able to follow the PNT with a wagon I’ll parallel​ it. I’m hoping to get to Neah Bay Wa by Oct or Nov 2019. Then I will head south down the coast to CA then start heading east thru Nv, Ut, I’m hoping to go thru these to states in the spring when it will be cooler and there will be more water. Then  Arizona Tx Oklahoma Arkansas Tn.  Then home to Science Hill Ky sometime around July 2020. This route is adjustable depending on different factors.

For the end of this trip. But not I hope the end of the story.

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Childhood Hunger Awareness Trek

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Hi, I’m Angela, And this is my mission and my dream: Riding for Childhood Hunger Awareness. If you are interested in what Renegade, Cochise, Jessie and I are doing, please read on.
But what exactly are we doing, you’re no doubt wondering? I will be traveling alone with my horses and wagon. 8000+ miles, from the East coast to the West coast and back, on a continuous ride.
There are several different types of hunger. There is the hunger of the body, the hunger of the soul, the hunger of emotions, and the hunger of intellect. When children grow up hungry they do not develop correctly. My mission is to bring awareness of these type of hungers and the problems they cause when children are neglected and are hungry. Children that are hungry as a child become deficient adults and have a hard time becoming successful members of society.

I’ll be starting in July of 2018 and approximately ending in July 2020.

My mission is to bring awareness by stopping at Food Banks and talking to the media online and news papers, and if all goes well to the Television networks, local and national.

My Dream

I know some of you are wondering why. Why do this type of trip? Why the length? Well my desire to do this Trek was started when I was 11 and read about the Abernathy brothers. But even before that I was always looking and wondering what was over the next hill, beyond the next curve of the road. I was always exploring trails less traveled to find out where they went. I am a tractor trailer driver, a trucker. I’ve drove all 48 eight states and Canada. But all I’ve seen was the main roads, I’ve drove by national parks, through wilderness areas , by historical signs. Yet could never stop and actually see the places where history was made. I want to travel at a pace where I can take roads less traveled. Talk to people who I would never see if I was traveling at the modern pace in a car. I want to hear peoples stories of their lives and their ancestors. I want to inspire people to follow their dreams no matter how hard or crazy they seem. I want to bring awareness of Childhood Hunger in America and that one person can make a difference.

Thank you and hope to see you on the road.

 

 

 

Freedom

Freedomwp-1489240673294.jpg is a word everybody uses but very few people truly have. The needs of family, work, and social boundaries tie us to our life. We are told from childhood that the signs of a successful adult is a job a house a car a family and money in the bank. If you don’t have these then you are not a successful person. So we get up in the morning and we go to a job that in the case of 75% of the people we don’t really enjoy. Then if we are lucky we go home to our family which we love but cause of the cost of working in a stressful job we don’t enjoy everyday are to tired to enjoy. And the next day we repeat. I’m not saying its a bad life but I think somewhere or sometime we need to follow our dreams. And this Trek is my dream. All my life which I believe has been a good one I’ve always had to live from paycheck to paycheck. There was never any money left over from paying for life to do anything special. So now my children are grown, my bills are paid off. I now have the ability to start saving money and I was planning to save money to buy a small farm. That was when the idea hit and then the dreams started. I realized that my dreams were right, now was the time to go ahead follow my dreams to freedom.176_1501801622046

Donations for horse feed will be gratefully​ accepted.

https://paypal.me/pools/c/7ZnarfNykc

 

All donation will be used for my horses.

Meet the Horses
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> Renegade is a 15 year old American Paint Horse. He stands 16 hands and weighs in at 1100 pounds. He has a very grumpy attitude, he is always ‘saying’ if I must, do you really really mean for me to do this, really. He loves kids but is always suspicious when you come out to the field, he is always wondering if you are coming out to pet him or ride him if he decides that its riding, you might have to get the grain bucket to catch him. He will be my main riding horse but will also be pulling the wagon.
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> Cochise is a 11 year old Mustang Quarter Horse cross. He is stands at 15’3 and weighs in at 1200 lbs. He is a sorrel with a darker mane and tail. He was raised by my best friend Debora Hines. Cochise is a very good trail horse and I’m looking forward to training him to pull a wagon. He learns fast and has a great personality. But he needs to know the his rider is in charge or he thinks he has to take control.

> Jessie is a 3 almost 4 year old American Quarter Horse. He stands 14’2 hands and weighs in at 900 pounds. He is a brown horse with a black mane and tail. He is my youngest horse and being young will spend most of his time walking along side the wagons. He will also alternative as a riding horse and driving horse but only for a little while each day as he is to young for a full day work.
All the horses will be trained to do both jobs.