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To the Sierra Gorda | Making a Move

This move wasn’t about a journey, a trek or an expedition. It was about survival, setting roots and reclaiming meaning.
The decision had been made months before, that I was going to move from San Juan del Río, most likely in July, to the Sierra Gorda. But COVID-19 changed the timeline and process.

1986 Wesco Highliners | Resole by Botines San Juan

Today I share a story about my old Wesco Highliner boots, the resole job done in San Juan del Rio, MX, as well as an interview and profile of the man who did the fine work, Ponce Moreno Cayetano.

Oh, the times they are a changing…

It’s obvious we are are in great upheaval. But upheaval brings and forces change!
A new future lies in front of us. I feel this future is a different one, in the sense that we can really, really shape the outcome by our actions today.

COVID-19 + Recession = OUR FUTURE???

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…WHAT NEXT???

Getting Roxy Tired | Part 4

Today I’m going to talk about Roxy and her health 2 and a half years after setting off from Canada. I gave Roxy a nickname back then, in the years before I left for Guatemala:
Cocaine…

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2019 》》》2020 – Wishing you the Best!

As the year nears the end, and the weather is cool or downright cold, it’s the time for taking stock of what passed while setting sights on the year ahead. 2019 was pretty great for Roxy and I. After we managed to make it out of Guatemala, we began our second long ride and forged forward thru the majestic Mexican mountains and valleys, land of horse lovers and living legends.

Month 6 | THE LAST MONTH

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.

Preparation and Persistence

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.

Month 5 | Takeaways

Here are my 5 takeaways from Month 5:
>Mexican Horse culture
>Cities and Towns
>Hoof care
>Teaching English
>Team
The horse culture in Mexico is pretty substantial. As I reached the Mexican altiplano…

To the Sierra Gorda | Making a Move

To the Sierra Gorda | Making a Move

This move wasn’t about a journey, a trek or an expedition. It was about survival, setting roots and reclaiming meaning.
The decision had been made months before, that I was going to move from San Juan del Río, most likely in July, to the Sierra Gorda. But COVID-19 changed the timeline and process.

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1986 Wesco Highliners | Resole by Botines San Juan

1986 Wesco Highliners | Resole by Botines San Juan

Today I share a story about my old Wesco Highliner boots, the resole job done in San Juan del Rio, MX, as well as an interview and profile of the man who did the fine work, Ponce Moreno Cayetano.

read more
2019 》》》2020 – Wishing you the Best!

2019 》》》2020 – Wishing you the Best!

As the year nears the end, and the weather is cool or downright cold, it’s the time for taking stock of what passed while setting sights on the year ahead. 2019 was pretty great for Roxy and I. After we managed to make it out of Guatemala, we began our second long ride and forged forward thru the majestic Mexican mountains and valleys, land of horse lovers and living legends.

read more
UNAM Equine Reproduction Campus | Profile and Interview

UNAM Equine Reproduction Campus | Profile and Interview

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?

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Javier Perez Rocha | Profile and Interview

Javier Perez Rocha | Profile and Interview

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.

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Ivan Chavez | Profile and Interview | DAY 128

Ivan Chavez | Profile and Interview | DAY 128

Ivan Chavez is a horse lover as well a materials specialist. He lives in Mexico City.
Ivan is a man of knowledge and skill and he was a great help to our long ride. Thank you Ivan.

Above is an audio file of my interview with him. You can download the file and share it with your friends!

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