“We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” – Hilaire Belloc. WEEK 8 | Mexico a Caballo. Jiquipilas, Chiapas a Chahuites, Oaxaca | 124km.
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” – Robert Louis Stevenson. WEEK 7 | México a Caballo. Tuxtla to Jiquipilas | 78km | 4 days riding.
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“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.
“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 the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese
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 look forward to another year of travel through horse friendly México!
“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 something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien. San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango TO Santa Cruz del Quiché, Quiché GUATEMALA. 5 days
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…
We’ve been doing some short intense rides and we’ve improved her diet since February. We had some poor feed in January and February, but we got a better source of hay in March. We also started adding soy into the Omelina 300 feed. The changes have made a great difference.