This post today we hope will bring a little attention to the Wild In Us organization, and their mission to raise money and awareness of Ataxia. Trent Peterson is a customer and proud wearer of our custom hats. From a recent email: “We had a great event last weekend and a lot of people commented on the hat you made for me!” Thanks Trent!
Here’s a little more information about Wild In Us:
In 2014, Gary Peterson lost his life to Ataxia. Leaving behind a desire in his son to live life courageously, like his father.
To honor Gary Peterson, Trent Peterson, along with his 3 adopted mustangs riding north along the PCT, a 2,659 mile long trail stretching from Mexico to Canada, in the summer 2017. Trent rides to raise awareness and money for the ataxia foundation which funds research projects to one day stop the hereditary disease. To complete this ride, Trent will use Mustangs adopted, gentled and trained by he and his partner, Mariah Keuler. In doing so, he hopes to raise awareness for the challenges our wild horses face both in the wild and in holding facilities.
An excerpt from his March 17, 2017 post:
We all know that life is a series of decisions. Decisions on a day to day basis, like what to eat for lunch that day, or decisions regarding life and future plans. Ultimately each decision results in a consequence, or outcome if you will, good or bad. Last summer I made a life decision – a decision I hoped would enrich my life and ultimately have a positive outcome on my future. My decision was that of a lifelong dream – to make riding horses my life. READ MORE