Aniele Gottwald began riding horses before she could walk, and now she is outfitted with a Colin Dangaard Australian saddle and setting off on a remarkable journey to ride from Ojai, California to The Sacred Headwaters in British Columbia, Canada.

You can read about her inspiration and purpose on her website RIDING WILD, and contribute to her effort on CROWDRISE.

 Aniela Gottwald and Colin Dangaard

Aniela Gottwald and Colin Dangaard

The amazing Aniela shown picking up her new saddle from Colin Dangaard in Malibu, CA. After a test ride, Aniela declared: "This saddle is truly amazing. I love the close contact, and the fact that I can feel the horse's every move. I am looking forward to riding in this for thousands of miles."

Colin Dangaard is proud to be associated with this courageous adventuress, and to provide her with the saddle she can rely on as she makes this amazing trip. Her personal connection to nature, and her passion to inspire others to action, move us toward a better world.