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5001 MÉXICO A CABALLO

 

I am Long Rider Chris MacLuckie. With honor I once again set off on my trusty Morgan mare Roxy to set an example of working horse health.

In April the long ride begins in the Guatemalan Highlands followed by a year long tour through horse-loving Mexico.

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This time, I will be riding less each day and month to make time for sharing more horse videos, interviews, and stories both online and with my hosts.

HORSES, HORSE HEALTH, AND HORSES AS THERAPY.

 

Throughout my trip I look forward to offering presentations with my hosts. I will cover 4 topics:

  1. How to travel down the road successfully
  2. Fitting a saddle that can hold gear and is comfortable for both horse and rider
  3. Hoof care (barefoot and easyboot)
  4. How feed affects health and especially foot health.

 

Keep up to date with our mission here, and on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Soundcloud.

 

LET’S RIDE!!!

5001 MÉXICO A CABALLO

 

I am Long Rider Chris MacLuckie. With honor I once again set off on my trusty Morgan mare Roxy to set an example of working horse health.

In April the long ride 5001 begins in the Guatemalan Highlands followed by a year long tour through horse-loving Mexico.

2018-12-25-161459570590..jpg

This time, I will be riding less each day and month to make time for sharing more horse videos, interviews and stories both online and with my hosts.

HORSES, HORSE HEALTH, AND HORSES AS THERAPY

Throughout our trip I look forward to offering presentations with my hosts. I will cover 4 topics:

  1. How to travel down the road successfully
  2. Fitting a saddle that can hold gear and is comfortable for both horse and rider
  3. Hoof care (barefoot and easyboot)
  4. How feed affects health and especially foot health.
Keep up to date with our mission here, on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Soundcloud.
 
 
LET’S RIDE!!!
 
 
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Our ride beneficiary and partners

We ride for Equine Therapy Grupo Ecuestre. We ride with the Federación de Calbagantes. Roxy is cared for by Dr. J. Concho Hernandez Ramirez. And I am guided by The Long Riders Guild.

We mutually share a love and respect for the horse.
We humbly dedicate ourselves to improving our ability to care for our animals, and to share best practices.

Together we are 5001, México a Caballo

Week 7 | Mexico a Caballo

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” – Robert Louis Stevenson   WEEK 7 | México a Caballo   https://youtu.be/60F8iNTW2yw   https://soundcloud.com/5000milesofhope/day-46-hurry-up-and-wait-mp3  ...

5001 : Mexico a Caballo | SPONSORS

  We are honoured to have these companies, organizations and individuals support us with their products, services and donations. THANK YOU SO MUCH! 5001: Mexico a Caballo is a success because of it's support team!              ...

WE RIDE FOR EQUINE THERAPY IN MEXICO

WE RIDE FOR AND RAISE AWARENESS FOR EQUINE THERAPY IN MEXICO.   Red de Terapias Ecuestres Mexico is an umbrella organization representing over 150 Equine Therapy Centers nationwide. As we ride across Mexico we are visiting centers, learning and sharing their...

Week 6 | Mexico a Caballo

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” – Albus Dumbledore WEEK 6 | Mexico a Caballo Flores Magon to Tuxtla, Chiapas | 79 kms. https://youtu.be/mgV31D6VOJE https://youtu.be/pCsgpgr7isg...

Week 5 | 5001: México a Caballo

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards...

Month 1 | Takeaways

Month 1 Takeaways:   》We finally made it out of San Andres Itzapa! 》I met tons of wonderful people! 》We got into our rhythm after about 21 days. 》I have a newfound appreciation for how important daily turnout is for overall horse health. 》With proper pacing, I...

WEEK 4 | 5001: México a Caballo

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou WEEK 4 | 5001: México a Caballo La Mesilla,...

WEEK 3 | 5001: México a Caballo

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take...

WEEK 2 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo

"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries” – Aldous Huxley WEEK 2 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo Chiche to Huehuetenango, Guatemala   As I write this 15 days into our journey north to Mexico, l lie in my hammock wondering if the guard dog...

WEEK 1 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien ROUTE San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango TO Santa Cruz del Quiché, Quiché GUATEMALA. 5 days riding: 113kms. 3 days off. Very hilly | Quite hard start.   Taking off from San Andres Itzapa two Fridays ago was...
I decided to go on another trip back to Mexico for a couple fundamental reasons.

I wanted to finish my ride with a bang and to do that I needed to focus 100% on horses. For me and several other Long Riders, México is the Mecca of horse riding. As I successfully completed 1 long ride, what better way to celebrate doing another long ride than doing it in the country where they do more horse rides than anywhere else in the world?

Mexico IS horses, and I look forward to sharing what I know about horse travel with the Mexicans I meet as well as with the world via this site and my books. Chris MacLuckie

Our ride beneficiary and partners

We ride for Equine Therapy Grupo Ecuestre. We ride with the Federación de Calbagantes. Roxy is cared for by Dr. J. Concho Hernandez Ramirez. And I am guided by The Long Riders Guild.

We mutually share a love and respect for the horse.
We humbly dedicate ourselves to improving our ability to care for our animals, and to share best practices.

Together we are 5001, México a Caballo.

Week 7 | Mexico a Caballo

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” – Robert Louis Stevenson   WEEK 7 | México a Caballo   https://youtu.be/60F8iNTW2yw   https://soundcloud.com/5000milesofhope/day-46-hurry-up-and-wait-mp3  ...

5001 : Mexico a Caballo | SPONSORS

  We are honoured to have these companies, organizations and individuals support us with their products, services and donations. THANK YOU SO MUCH! 5001: Mexico a Caballo is a success because of it's support team!              ...

WE RIDE FOR EQUINE THERAPY IN MEXICO

WE RIDE FOR AND RAISE AWARENESS FOR EQUINE THERAPY IN MEXICO.   Red de Terapias Ecuestres Mexico is an umbrella organization representing over 150 Equine Therapy Centers nationwide. As we ride across Mexico we are visiting centers, learning and sharing their...

Week 6 | Mexico a Caballo

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” – Albus Dumbledore WEEK 6 | Mexico a Caballo Flores Magon to Tuxtla, Chiapas | 79 kms. https://youtu.be/mgV31D6VOJE https://youtu.be/pCsgpgr7isg...

Week 5 | 5001: México a Caballo

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards...

Month 1 | Takeaways

Month 1 Takeaways:   》We finally made it out of San Andres Itzapa! 》I met tons of wonderful people! 》We got into our rhythm after about 21 days. 》I have a newfound appreciation for how important daily turnout is for overall horse health. 》With proper pacing, I...

WEEK 4 | 5001: México a Caballo

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou WEEK 4 | 5001: México a Caballo La Mesilla,...

WEEK 3 | 5001: México a Caballo

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take...

WEEK 2 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo

"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries” – Aldous Huxley WEEK 2 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo Chiche to Huehuetenango, Guatemala   As I write this 15 days into our journey north to Mexico, l lie in my hammock wondering if the guard dog...

WEEK 1 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien ROUTE San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango TO Santa Cruz del Quiché, Quiché GUATEMALA. 5 days riding: 113kms. 3 days off. Very hilly | Quite hard start.   Taking off from San Andres Itzapa two Fridays ago was...
I decided to go on another trip back to Mexico for a couple fundamental reasons.

I wanted to finish my ride with a bang and to do that I needed to focus on horses 100%. México, to me and several other Long Riders, is the Mecca of horse riding. As I successfully completed 1 long ride, what better way to celebrate doing another long ride than doing it in the country where they do more horse rides than anywhere else in the world?

Mexico IS horses, and I look forward to sharing what I know about horse travel with the Mexicans I meet and with the world via this site and my books. Chris MacLuckie

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