It all started six years ago. I was about to graduate college when I saw an older gentleman drive into town with his three Soffolk Punch Draft horses. Lee the Horselogger. I almost quit school to go on the road with him. Though I knew it wouldn’t be a romantic experience, the idea of just riding my horse away from the stress of college life was extremely appealing, as was the alternate lifestyle Lee demonstrated.
Now, the urge to trek, to be on the road, to meet new people and see new places at the speed of a donkey’s walk, it cannot be denied. It is time. My husband and I will be taking our three large donkeys on our Donkeytrek. We will be walking in order to have the longears only pack our gear. We have until Spring 2015 to get our gear, or packs, our plan together. We also need to spend the time training our animals by walking them in congested traffic areas and tying them to novel objects. Also, training them to highline together.
I will be updating this blog with photos, training progress, and notes on where we will be trekking. Stay tuned for updates!