5000 Miles of Hope https://5000milesofhope.org more than just a horse adventure Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:11:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://5000milesofhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/500-miles-of-hope-icon-150x150.png 5000 Miles of Hope https://5000milesofhope.org 32 32 Sacrifices https://5000milesofhope.org/sacrifices/ https://5000milesofhope.org/sacrifices/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:13:00 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214490 All of us make sacrifices for the lives we choose to live. My long ride from Canada to Guatemala has been chapter after chapter of sacrifices. Sacrifices I willingly made so I could reap the rewards… Before, during and after the ride many people have commented to me both publicly and privately that it would be their dream life to be able to go away and not worry about things.

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10 days left in our Kickstarter campaign https://5000milesofhope.org/10-days-left-in-our-kickstarter-campaign/ https://5000milesofhope.org/10-days-left-in-our-kickstarter-campaign/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:04:54 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214353 TENEMOS 10 Días Para Que termine la campana del pedal de Arranque, y … Estoy muy contento con Todo el Entusiasmo y El Interés en mis Últimos Artículos Publicados en Facebook. Una gran Cantidad de gente this gustando la idea de los Libros, los Temas y El viaje Nos Fuimos en. Analítica this Mostrando Un gran Incremento en todos los Tipos de tráfico. Esto Es prometedor para las 5000 Millas de...

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Feeding on a Long Ride https://5000milesofhope.org/feedingonalongride/ https://5000milesofhope.org/feedingonalongride/#respond Sun, 10 Mar 2019 14:28:17 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214342 I have read articles from horse vet experts saying a horse should be introduced to new feed slowly. I also have read books where cavalry men and horse adventurers described all the different things your horse could eat while on the road, and how to do it so as not to hurt the horse. The vet is correct in his/her world. And the cavalry man and long rider are correct in their world.

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Taking off in the morning: ROADS https://5000milesofhope.org/taking-off-in-the-morning-roads/ https://5000milesofhope.org/taking-off-in-the-morning-roads/#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:28:03 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214306 From our upcoming book: Taking off in the morning is sweet. The road ahead beckons. You know you and your horse can do it…. Once you’re on the road the day is wide open. I usually started by walking beside Roxy. I’d walk to loosen up the beast, and see how she was moving. I’d look at the map and route selected from MAPS.me (an offline map app), then after 5-25 minutes I&#

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“Connectivity” and social media https://5000milesofhope.org/connectivity-and-social-media/ https://5000milesofhope.org/connectivity-and-social-media/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 15:26:51 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214272 I spent the 5 and a half years before our trip living in areas with really poor cell reception, or none at all. Rural Canada is notoriously bad for service. The 2 years before take off I lived without a phone number in a little cabin homestead with some farm aninals. The cozy little place was literally a hole in endless forest. It was rugged living – and good mental training.

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The Beginning https://5000milesofhope.org/the-beginning/ https://5000milesofhope.org/the-beginning/#respond Tue, 26 Feb 2019 20:04:33 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214262 I bought my first horse in the summer of 2014, for the trip I just finished last September. I bought Roxy a little over 4 years ago to accompany Jingles. In the beginning, I made so many mistakes with the 2 of them, I’m so glad Jingles was dead broke and Roxy forgiving. I affectionately named them Cocaine (R) and Heroin (J). They were my partners in crime. I ended up selling Jingles a couple...

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Kickstarter is LIVE! OUR BOOKS ARE ON SPECIAL… https://5000milesofhope.org/kickstarter-is-live-our-books-are-on-special/ https://5000milesofhope.org/kickstarter-is-live-our-books-are-on-special/#comments Sat, 23 Feb 2019 15:21:12 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214204 Follow this LINK to our Kickstarter campaign. Take advantage of major savings from February 23 to March 25th. We are offering limited half price specials for the first 10 days. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND INTEREST.

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Edited book photos https://5000milesofhope.org/edited-book-photos/ https://5000milesofhope.org/edited-book-photos/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:14:08 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214163 From 10000 trip photos I’ve whittled it down to about 500 of the best. Roxy, people, views, horses, cars and gear, this is what you’ll find in our travel books. Here is a LINK to a SMALL sample photo album with some of our edited photos. I will add to it over the next few weeks, especially content from Mexico. Our Kickstarter Campaign starts in 2 days. It is the EXCLUSIVE location to...

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Kickstarter and 5000 miles of hope https://5000milesofhope.org/kickstarter-and-5000-miles-of-hope/ https://5000milesofhope.org/kickstarter-and-5000-miles-of-hope/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:53:35 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214116 THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS THE DRAFT FOR THE 30 DAY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN WE ARE STARTING IN ONE WEEK, FEBRUARY 23RD. (I can send the KS campaign draft link sent to you, to provide feedback on that page, so I can make the best presentation possible. THANKS!) www.5000milesofhope.org My name is Chris MacLuckie. In 2014, I decided to ride down to Guatemala by horse. I had lived there before and thought it...

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More details on our upcoming books https://5000milesofhope.org/more-details-on-our-upcoming-books/ https://5000milesofhope.org/more-details-on-our-upcoming-books/#comments Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:03:16 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=214074 MORE DETAILS OF OUR UPCOMING BOOKS: 5000 Miles of Hope 250 PHOTOS AND STORIES OF A 375 DAY JOURNEY BY HORSE photos and text by Chris MacLuckie Fans of adventure, travel, horses and photography will resonate with this photo memoir. Most fundamentally, this book is for those who aspire to follow their dreams. This is the story of Morgan mare Roxy and her guide Chris. Travelling from Canada to...

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