I’m putting the 4 weeks of Month 6 together because they are the final four weeks of our second solo journey. 4 weeks spent resting Roxy and getting set up with an English teaching job.
September 4, 2017 | Rockingham, Canada. Chris MacLuckie and purebred Morgan mare OTR She Roxs, b.2008.
This was the first day of my first journey by horse. But it was 3 years after dedicating myself completely to learning what I needed to endure a year long ride.
Here are my 5 takeaways from Month 5:
>Mexican Horse culture
>Cities and Towns
The horse culture in Mexico is pretty substantial. As I reached the Mexican altiplano…
Welcome to UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Equine Reproduction Facility, located in Santillan, Queretaro, México. Remember the 2 equine reproduction vets that discovered that my mare Roxy was NOT pregnant, in WEEK 21?
“All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.” Christopher Morley.
WEEK 21 | Mexico a Caballo. Colón, Queretaro, to El Milagro, Queretaro | 4 days riding, 80 kms.
Javier Perez Rocha is the owner of Rancho Santa Marina, an organic sheep cheese farm, located just west of Atongo, Queretaro. When Javier was a boy his father bought the farm and since 1983 it had seen many iterations: cattle, hay, asparagus, mixed vegetables. Now, since 2009, it produces organic sheep cheese.
“We can move water easily with plastic pipes. We can move shade around with nursery cloth like a tinker toy for animals and plants. Yet we have developed this necessity to grow food with chemical fertiliser because we have forgotten the magic of manure.”
“Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.” Garth Brooks. Week 18 was a 5 day push retracing last year’s route from Apizaco to Pachuca.
“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.” Mahatma Gandhi
Here you find an interview with Mexican horse trainer Carlos Mancera Esquivel. IN ENGLISH. Carlos is based out of Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, and combines Classical Equitation with Natural Horsemanship.