A 1000 mile

A travel to new land was perhaps only my preparation. To part from everything I had learned, to part from everything I knew. One with nature able to survive, awoken to see the world trough different eyes.

Nora Jones plays what we didn’t know, a happy bag of Mondays Infusion colors the steaming water, readying myself to start a Quest. A life-changing journey mark the last words on the back of the Encyclopaedia of Equestrian Exploration. A book written for the long rider, a book that makes my body tingle in emotion of excitement and happiness. I am going to ride a 1000 miles on a horseback. Not a rational decision but a message from the soul.

Equestrian travel is not merely about covering vast amounts of mileage. It is the journey you and your horse take together to reach the borders of an otherwise invisible place. It is a journey you see from the top of that altar of freedom, your saddle. It is an antidote to the world’s obsession with speed, because the three-mile-per-hour pace of your horse forces you to slow down your body, which in turn results in the opening of your spirit. Thus an equestrian journey does not merely transport you along the physical road stretching ahead, more importantly it allows you to ride on the secret trail traced deep inside your soul.

I am readying myself with knowledge, physical, economic and material to set out on a dream.

Do what thy manhood bids thee do,
from none but self expect applause,
he noblest lives and noblest dies,
who makes and keeps his self-made laws.

Sir Richard Francis Burton
Historical Long Rider

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