Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Goodbye Barney!

I was truly saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Leslie B. "Barney" Fleming . He was a friend from the early years of Endurance Riding.

A generous and enthusiastic man, he and his wife Linda were part of this world, especially the multi-day rides. Barney the vet, Linda the farrier. Riding across the southern New Mexico desert, riding the Pony Express trail across America's west - some of our greatest adventures were during that time.

For several years Barney drove up from New Mexico to Idaho to vet our multi-day 'Owyhee Canyonlands'. Fun times and good memories.

Here's a photo of Barney (left) and John (right) taken on Halloween morning during the 2002 Owyhee Canyonland rides - Barney getting ready to watch riders head out on the trail, and John getting ready to check the marking on the ATV.

Goodbye Barney!

Steph www.endurance.net

2 comments:

  1. We are so saddened about Barney's passing. We have such great memories of he and Linda on the XP 2001. That is where the infamous tutu came from. He will be missed.

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  2. We are so saddened about Barney's passing. We have such great memories of he and Linda on the XP 2001. That is where the infamous tutu came from. He will be missed.

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