5000 Miles of Hope https://5000milesofhope.org more than just a horse adventure Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:09:37 +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 Week 7 | Mexico a Caballo https://5000milesofhope.org/week-7-mexico-a-caballo/ https://5000milesofhope.org/week-7-mexico-a-caballo/#respond Sun, 23 Jun 2019 21:37:48 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216630 Tuxtla to Jiquipilas | 78km | 4 days riding. But in ended up great! It turned around with a little help from my friends from close and afar. I closed out the week visiting with some good friends from last year’s journey south! The issue I’m having is that 2/3rd of my 6 months worth of Easycare hoofboots and Mad Barn supplements are currently being held by a Mexican “shipper”.

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5001 : Mexico a Caballo | SPONSORS https://5000milesofhope.org/5001-mexico-a-caballo-sponsors/ https://5000milesofhope.org/5001-mexico-a-caballo-sponsors/#respond Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:00:48 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216566 https://5000milesofhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/THANK-YOU-SPONSORS.mp3 Easy Care Inc. | The Ultimate in Hoof Care Mad Barn | Nutrition and Supplements for your horse Miller Custom Saddle | Custom Comfort Saddles Federación de Cabalgantes México a Caballo Rosalia Dolores Esquivel Centro Ecuestre San Antonio Equinoterapia Aguascalientes...

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WE RIDE FOR EQUINE THERAPY IN MEXICO https://5000milesofhope.org/we-ride-for-equine-therapy-in-mexico/ https://5000milesofhope.org/we-ride-for-equine-therapy-in-mexico/#respond Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:12:25 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216554 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 amazing healing work. Red Terapias Ecuestres México LEARN MORE We are grateful for any amount donated… Agradecemos sus donativos para continuar capacitando a personas con discapacidad. 1) Por...

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Week 6 | Mexico a Caballo https://5000milesofhope.org/week-6-mexico-a-caballo/ https://5000milesofhope.org/week-6-mexico-a-caballo/#respond Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:18:27 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216494 Flores Magon to Tuxtla, Chiapas | 79 kms. 3 days riding | 1 day trailer | Big Rest With Adelin and Gerardo, America Libre. I have a love/ hate relationship with group rides, at least while riding Roxy. It always ends up being a fast ride because she always wants to ride hard. Also I prefer mixing up my riding with walking, and that doesn’t happen on most group rides. Roxy is also a bitch to...

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Week 5 | 5001: México a Caballo https://5000milesofhope.org/week-5-5001-mexico-a-caballo/ https://5000milesofhope.org/week-5-5001-mexico-a-caballo/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2019 20:43:37 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216453 Comitan to Flores Magon, Chiapas | 95 kms. 5 days riding: 3 days very flat | 1 all downhill | 1 little hills. My daily mileage goal for this year’s long ride is 25km per day ridden. Roxy isn’t as strong as last time, in the back anyway, so I’ll settle for 20-25 km average. Week 5 was pretty easy as far as hills, but the roads were narrow and it started getting hot.

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Month 1 | Takeaways https://5000milesofhope.org/month-1-takeaways/ https://5000milesofhope.org/month-1-takeaways/#respond Sat, 01 Jun 2019 21:56:54 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216440 San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala to Comitan, Mexico | 366 kms. 》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! Roxy eating her grass while I...

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WEEK 4 | 5001: México a Caballo https://5000milesofhope.org/week-4-5001-mexico-a-caballo/ https://5000milesofhope.org/week-4-5001-mexico-a-caballo/#respond Fri, 31 May 2019 01:39:24 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216412 La Mesilla, Guatemala to Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico 85km | 5 days riding 1 of the 5 days was hard the other 4 were easy. Mexican riding in general is way easier than in Guatemala. The roads are wider and flatter, there’s way less garbage on the side of the road, less dogs and people, and the drivers way less nuts. We rode at 650m elevation until the 4th day when we rose upwards to 1500m.

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WEEK 3 | 5001: México a Caballo https://5000milesofhope.org/week-3-5001-mexico-a-caballo/ https://5000milesofhope.org/week-3-5001-mexico-a-caballo/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 21:07:44 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216359 Huehuetenango to La Mesilla, Guatemala. Easy week downhill into the heat… I’ve only ever done one long ride before and this one is radically different from the first one. Roxy and I both started the first trip in stellar shape mentally and physically. This time I started tired and stressed and Roxy wasn’t in as good shape as I would have liked either, no fault of her own.

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WEEK 2 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo https://5000milesofhope.org/week-2/ https://5000milesofhope.org/week-2/#respond Sat, 18 May 2019 22:31:38 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216248 Chiche to Huehuetenango, Guatemala Week 2 was HARD! As I write this 15 days into our journey north to Mexico, l lie in my hammock wondering if the guard dog where I am staying is going to bite my ass from below if he hears me coughing. I continue writing… In the last week we rode into beautiful Santa Cruz del Quiche. Then northwest into Huehuetenango, courtesy of a new highway that in...

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WEEK 1 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo https://5000milesofhope.org/week-1-5001-mexico-a-caballo/ https://5000milesofhope.org/week-1-5001-mexico-a-caballo/#respond Sat, 11 May 2019 18:37:52 +0000 https://5000milesofhope.org/?p=216182 San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango TO Santa Cruz del Quiché, Quiché GUATEMALA. 5 days riding: 113kms. 3 days off. Very hilly | Quite hard start. WEEK 1. DAY 1. DAY 5. DAY 6. DAY 7. DAY 8. I relaxed in San Martin, attended a wedding and went on a little ride with my friend and host David Alburez. Leaving San Martin after the wedding I had some doubts about whether this second trip was actually a good...

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