Dr. Ray Healey
19 min readFeb 13, 2023

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Bucking Bronco, Fort Peck, MT, Rodeo, Aug. 2015. Photographer, Dr. Ray Healey.

Soldier of Misfortune:

Riding a Wild Horse Across the New Jersey Countryside

By: Dr. Ray Healey

The first time that I ever rode a horse at a full gallop was a hair-raising experience.

[This story is one chapter of a memoir I am writing — “Adventures and Misadventures: Stories I’ve Told My Friends,” — which I will publish in installments on Medium in the coming months.]

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Dr. Ray Healey

English Lit. Professor. Novelist and short story writer. Adventurer: Pamplona Bull Running, Boston Marathon, "Deliverance" River Running, Cross Country Bike,…