It’s March 22, 2020. The world has been hit by a virus pandemic – COVID-19; at the same time, oil prices are at the lowest in 18 years, AND a global recession is possibly just beginning. A time of great upheaval. A period of crisis, without a set end. A...
https://5000milesofhope.org/podcast-player/218308/javier-perez-rocha-profile-and-interview.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 21:12 | Recorded on September 24, 2019Javier Perez Rocha is the owner of Rancho Santa Marina, an organic sheep cheese farm,...
Chris MacLuckie is a humanitarian, environmentalist, author, farmer and animal lover. Animals have always been part of his life. Riding horses, however is relatively new for him. After deciding in 2014 that he wanted to return to Guatemala, Chris went about getting 2...
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...
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.