Riding with Elmer Bandit

Elmer Bandit, the 37-year-old Half-Arabian who recently broke the record for competitive trail mileage, and his owner/rider Mary Anna Wood inspire me. I have known Elmer for eight years and have written about his career for TheHorse.com for the past six months.

I competed in competitive trail for 10 years, but felt my 15-year-old Missouri Fox Trotter, Ransom, was "too old" for the

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