The power of a smile.
Three years of full time adventure and ten years of creating media content, I have learnt that one of the most rewarding things is to be able to make other people smile! If we can also back this up with some fun horsemanship and an epic adventure then it’s something worth getting pretty excited about!
I knew this year I wanted to do an adventure that included my miniatures…but where to start as they are too small to ride and have very short legs, not ideal for travelling long distances! I knew it had to be something personally challenging for me but fun and easy for the ponies.
Throughout history we have needed horses to pull or carry us but what now if in the 21st Century these little horses could have one simple role, to make people smile! My horses make me smile everyday, this is not only incredible therapy but has helped me become the horsewomen I am today.
I am going to take my two untrained miniatures, one Miniature Horse (Percy – Appaloosa) and one Miniature Shetland Pony (Stanley) 1000 km across Europe on an epic adventure. I shall be cycling along with my minis in a purpose built tricycle across 6 countries through Europe with two main objectives in mind, to give everyone we meet and those may like to follow us online their daily smile…(it’s impossible not to!) and to have an epic adventure that challenges me both physically and mentally as I can assure you that cycling along with two horses on board isn’t easy! Stanley, Percy and I shall camp each night under the stars.
While Stanley and Percy have a very easy job there are many horses around the world who aren’t that lucky. I have chosen to use this trip to support the Brooke and try to raise money and awareness for working horses and donkeys. I felt given the fact horses have pulled us in carts and wagons for centuries it seemed appropriate to use the uniqueness of my adventure to help this amazing charities work.
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