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Bud and Me by Alta Abernathy

"Bud and Me" is one of the 20th Century’s most exciting true stories of raw courage and equestrian adventure!

In the Spring of 1909, five year old Temple and his nine year old brother, Bud, rode from Guthrie, Oklahoma to Santa Fe, New Mexico – ALONE!

That was just the beginning. During the next four years the Abernathy Boys traveled more than 12,000 miles by horseback, automobile and motorcycle with the encouragement and understanding of their famous father, “Catch-’em-Alive” Jack Abernathy, U.S. Marshal of Oklahoma. 

However their most famous equestrian adventure was their record-breaking ride from New York to San Francisco. Departing on August 11th, 1911 the two diminutive equestrian explorers sat out to cross the vast North American continent, once again without any adult assistance. Despite a series of hair-raising adventures, including losing their horses and being on foot for three days in the deserts of Utah, the diminutive adventurers galloped into San Francisco to a thunderous welcome. Bud and Temple Abernathy had ridden 4,500 miles across the United States in only 62 days, an equestrian feat which has never been equaled!

"Bud and Me", by Alta Abernathy, Temple’s wife, and Barbara Abernathy Harris, Temple’s daughter, is thus a story of bravery, perseverance and character. It is a rare tale of equestrian adventure that will be enjoyed by the entire family.

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