In a nutshell, it was pretty awesome… More than anything, I learned what a truly extraordinary horse will do for you, and that extraordinary horses are the stuff of legends. I prepared for 3 years before setting off. I bought 2 horses specifically for the trip...
As Roxy healed up, I settled into town and life here. I started walking Roxy… Then I started riding her. It took 6 weeks for the wound to completely heal, and 3 weeks for it to heal enough to ride. It’s luck and a blessing that nothing worse than this...
In the last 3 months I didn’t post much on the blog. There are a few reasons for this: 1. Riding thru Oaxaca took all of my energy. 2. It also took all of Roxy’s energy, resulting in time off for some slight lameness to subside. 3. I was finishing my...
Our first night in Guatemala was kind of sketchy. We were staying in a cheap hotel that had some grass in the yard. The next morning we left El Carmen and rode to Malacatan. This was Roxy’s first ride since getting the hoof inflammation 2 weeks earlier. It was...
(Cover photo courtesy of Jacinta Maria Peregrovas) I wrote this post while taking some days off at Rancho el Rosal just outside of Pachuca, Hidalgo. It’s been 275 days on the road, and we have covered 3300 miles, or 5280 kilometers. That’s 12 miles a day...
Hi guys. Welcome to 5000 Miles of Hope! 5000 Miles of Hope is pretty simple. It’s one unshod horse and her guide and rider. Morgan mare Roxy and Canadian Chris MacLuckie. We travel solo with no vehicle support. We find our places to stay, and our food and feed – as they come… Our first […]
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Author and organic grower Chris MacLuckies’ journey into commercial agri-culture began through a government sponsored, Canadian Organic Growers (COG) endorsed apprenticeship, outside of Hamilton, Ontario.
Since then he has farmed organics commercially, volunteered in Guatemala, ran a gardening business, raised and raced sled dogs, tended his livestock, and ridden his horses. Over the last 20 years he has worked on over a hundred gardens and farms. Chris is a certified TEFL ESL English Teacher and author of several books.
As of September 2017 he is on horseback exploring food, farms and horses across North America.