Anza horseman assists Matt Perella in Arizona

Matt Perella, left, becomes fast friends with Steve Silkotch who fixes a shoe on Perella’s horse Buck during Perella’s stop in Show Low, Arizona. Anza Valley Outlook/Penny Hayden-Lapp photo
Longtime Anza icon, musician, cowboy and actor Steve Silkotch, recently moved his family from his hometown to Snowflake, Arizona. While settling in at his new location, he has kept track of local happenings in and around the Anza Valley via social media.While he took note of veteran Matt Peralla and his horse Buck arriving in Anza last April during their trek across the country, he never in a million years figured that he would meet him someday.“Funny, I was reading on Facebook about Matt passing through my hometown of Anza and he shows up here in Arizona,” Silkotch said.U.S. Marine Matt Perella and his quarter horse gelding Buck have taken to the roads and trails across the United States, walking cross-country to raise awareness for veterans suffering from post traumatic s
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