On January 22, 2010 - Lonnie Littlehoop rode from Alliance to the former
Lonnie and Nahpiya
Lonnie said it felt like he was riding through a graveyard.
The journey is over for the day.
Now Nahpiya (which means 'Clouds')
would get to spend the night at
the Nebraska Boys Ranch, with feed, water, and rest.
Tomorrow he would walk back to Alliance from the Boys Ranch,
but with more riders on the 2nd day.
(And the weather was much warmer!)
Jen, Lonnie, and the kids who had 'adopted' horses.
They walked around a now empty corral, where once they came
and worked with their horses. Now they were gone.
Some of the kids do not know if their horse survived.
We are in the process of locating their horses.
Hopefully, they will find that they are now all in loving homes.
We gathered to the center of the corral, forming a circle.
Lonnie led the prayer in his native tongue.
No pictures would be taken.
Being a part of the 'song' for the horses,
was something I will remember forever.
I'm so thankful I was able to be a part of this ceremony.
Thanks to Laura, we all enjoyed yummy hot chocolate afterwards.
Your gift was so thoughtful Laura!!
The day was cold, and the hot chocolate warmed us to the bones.
The painting of the four horses....
was done by Jay Largo
from Jen's vision of the Mustangs in the clouds.
(Jen's brother Jay, is from New Mexico)
The t-shirts are available to purchase. Jen did the screen printing herself.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, I will get you in touch with Jen.
I think they are $15 + shipping.