WEEK 22 | Mexico a Caballo

“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”.

Edmund Burke

 

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.

Approaching Tequis the first time.
Peacocks and cobblestones.

I stayed there overnight, then walked Roxy 5 kms to Santillan, when UNAM and the University Equine Reproduction Center is located.

Classic.
UNAM.
Reproduccion Equino.

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.

Checking out a mare.
Andaluz donkey and director Maricruz Diaz.
Good donkey to cross with Roxy?
100% Andaluz.

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.

Leaving a cool place.

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.

Town square.
Well preserved buildings.
Breakfast of champions.

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.

Leaving Tequis.
Lots of trains in these parts.
Water tower.
Old Datsun.

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…

Good friends at UNAM.
WEEK 22 | Mexico a Caballo

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