Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of Sybil Ludington's Ride? In 1777, Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old woman, rode her horse
from New York to Connecticut to rally her father's militia. She rode 40 miles, more than twice the distance of Paul Revere, into the damp hours of darkness. This is especially remarkable because modern day endurance horse riders using lightweight saddles can barely ride such distances in daylight over well-marked courses.