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WEEK 6 | Mexico a Caballo

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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” – Albus Dumbledore

Flores Magon to Tuxtla, Chiapas | 79 kms.

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3 days riding | 1 day trailer | Big Rest
DÍA 40 | Cabalgando con Adelin y Gérardo | Chiapas
DAY 42 | Lateral Work @milupita

All 3 riding days featured group riding.

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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 other horses.

So what is it I like about group rides?
Hanging out with other horse people, seeing nice horses, and the beer. Or Tequila.

The first 2 days of the 3 were nice, the 3rd was in heavy traffic and not nice. The riding since Comitan was on a narrow country road, not much traffic but occasionally lots, and no shoulders. But approaching Tuxtla it got REALLY busy. That’s why the ride from Chiapa de Corzo to Tuxtla was done by trailer.

Super social week in high 20 weather. Rain in the afternoons, evenings. It’s going to get hotter as I carry on to Veracruz, but after that, I’ll be in the clear once I’m up in cool Puebla and onwards.

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Hennessy Hammock at Las Limas.
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Minimalist travel saddle.

I gave one presentation on solo horse travel at Rancho San Antonio in Chiapa de Corzo. It was a decent turnout! The part on barefoot hoof care and Easyboots seems to be the most popular, followed by feeding the traffic horse. Looks with Easycare Inc. is going to need a Mexican distributor!

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Easyboots in Mexico.
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Explaining the travel saddle.
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How DO you actually travel by horse?

Big thanks to my hosts Enrique, Adelin, Gerardo and Enoc/ Othon!!!

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with Enrique.
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Jockey Hector, lateral bends with Roxy.
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With Gerardo Chairez, Rancho San Antonio.
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Othon Portillo

The little day visit to San Cristobal was also very nice. Thanks to the Cabrera Family.

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San Cristobal de las Casas.
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Posing, jaja
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Fantastic pizza.
WEEK 6 | Mexico a Caballo

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