“But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint”.
WEEK 22 | Mexico a Caballo
El Milagro, Queretaro to San Juan del Río |3 days riding/ walking, 43 kms.
Week 22 was focused on fixing mistakes and moving on.
The inflammation in Roxy’s shoulder that began at the end of last week, subsided as I gave her medicine and time off. But when I started to walk/ ride her again, it came back.
I started the week resting in El Milagro, and after a days rest, I walked Roxy to a nearby ranch. The next day I took a trailer ride to just outside of Tequis, a town where I wanted to look for work teaching English.
I stayed there overnight, then walked Roxy 5 kms to Santillan, when UNAM and the University Equine Reproduction Center is located.
They also have an Andaluz Donley stud. Oh yeah. So of course I visited there, because I really want a mule down the road. You can check out my profile and interview with the director of the center here shortly.
I left the next day and walked into Tequis, 14 kms away I rode a little bit, but Roxy showed a tiny bit of limping.
While in Tequis, on a day off, I applied to lots of schools online. Tequis is a super touristy town, but it’s pretty empty during the week.
I finished the week by riding and walking Roxy to San Juan del Rio, 24kms away, where I stayed the weekend and applied to more schools.
To make a positive take on the week, I guess if you’re going to have to have down time through injury, it might as well be when you’ve got other stuff to do…