It has been an interesting task to type this record of Dan Seymour’s journey from the pages of Hoofs and Horns magazine. I have marvelled at his tenacity to keep to his task of spreading the idea of trail riding clubs and of finding and reporting on suitable tracks. It takes a special personality to make friends, as he did, whenever he rode. He recorded them all and the help that they gave to him on his long trek. I found myself admiring the generosity of the people who helped Dan and pointed out to him the best way to travel on his route north. Dan made this long trip with the only two horses, Smokey and Dino, and his old Bluedog, which speaks volumes for his care for these animals. Dan Seymour deserves to be remembered as one of the pioneers of the Bicentennial National Trail.

Erica Williams

2003