…and he said "Sis, I've been horseback for 25 years. This is the 4th horse I've owned and this one has over 30,000 miles on her NOT including recent trip to California" …

This story was posted yesterday on Facebook on Laine Smith’s page (https://www.facebook.com/memorylaines) and it is a must read. Memory Laine

It seems that Laine stopped at a gas station and saw a horse…and a possible story. He has no cell phone, no map and he has been living horseback for over 25 years!

The best part of the story is all of the people who have helped him over the years. When he had all of his tack stolen, someone replaced it for him.

Laine hasn’t had time to add the story to her main website but she does have it posted on her page. Out of respect I am not reposting her entire writing but instead encouraging you to visit her site and read it.

I just got off the phone with Laine. I called to be sure it was ok that I shared her story and she told me that she was headed to to meet Jeremiah again. It seems his cinch broke and his boots are getting a bit worn and Laine’s going to see how she can help. And she’s going to talk more.

Here is a true nomad…maybe I will get to spend some time with him down the road!

P.S.-If you don’t have Facebook so you can’t read the story, leave a message here and I will share the link to her other site when it is ready.


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  2. johanna on July 14, 2014 at 2:59 am

    awesome story-
    no Facebook–would love a link when ready, thanks-

  3. Mary Kay on July 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I liked how he called you Sis and not Ma’m

  4. stormidnight on July 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Looks like his horse needs a new bridle.

  5. Amanda on July 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I would love to read the rest of the story please thank you

  6. nichole bower on July 11, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I went to her pagr bit all I have is a cell phone and I couldn’t find the story. Could you please email it to me or send it via pm to my facebook? I would love to read his story!

  7. Ellen Hopkins on July 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    He is a true cowboy its good to see that we still have cowboys

  8. Erica Winnestorfer on July 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I love it! Thanks so much for posting – what a story 🙂 I sent it to all of my 4H kiddos to read as well….its good to hear a different perspective sometimes.

  9. Lesia Lowe on July 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Love it….I believe this is the “coolest” man ever……would love to see him out on the road…… he looks like a SANTA Cowboy!!!!!

  10. Leah Maguire on July 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Jeremiah Brinkley wandered on to our place a few months back just outside Albuquerque, NM. He put his mare up for the night and we sent him on his way with some grass hay and sweetfeed. Anna Marie was born on the road with Jeremiah, and has since had a foal on the road! I knew exactly who you were talking about as soon as a saw the word “Sis.” Such a sweet man with a fascinating lifestyle. And a horse who would truly do anything for him. Glad to see old J is doing well!

  11. Trish on July 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Stacy, have you heard of this man and his mules? I was driving past him one day and he was on a frontage rd and I wasn’t. I had never heard of him and I really wanted to know his story! By the time I got over to where I had seen him he was across a field (on a dirt trail) headed south. I asked some friends about him and LOTS of the horse/rancher people around here know him. They all offer help but the it seems the most he asks for is directions to someplace to get a shoe for the mules, sometimes. I never did see him again but feel touched by seeing for just those moments, anyway. buthttp://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/09/there-is-a-man-wandering-around-california-with-3-mules/279495/

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