But let's use the time I have left to talk about the Pony Express horses.
I have always loved horses. So while doing research for the Saddles & Spurs Pony Express series, my first order of business was to find out what kinds of horses the Pony Express used. First off, I discovered they used hundreds of horses. They were top-quality and the type of horse varied due to the terrain that they would be traveling.
These horse's were the riders best friends on the trail. They often saved them from attacking Indians. So they were fed the best grain. They were highly intelligent and had an uncanny sense of direction. Making them especially valuable because they often saved the riders life by finding their way on the trail, even under the most severe weather conditions.
Of course, I do love the horses but let's be honest, the best horses were of no use without experienced riders.
The first book in the Saddles & Spurs Pony Express Courtship is out this month. In it you will be introduced to several of the riders. I changed their names but each one has a little something about them that I learned from researching the real Pony Express riders or men who worked with the Pony Express.
Do you love horses? Do you have a special memory that you would like to share with us today? I'd love to hear your stories.