“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”- Helen Keller-
Life is very short. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it moves along swiftly; so swiftly it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. It’s easy to put things off for the future- to store ideas in that little box for “someday”. There’s an urgency to life, and that urgency drives us make moments happen and not delay the pursuit of our dreams.
“Let your dream devour your life, not your life devour your dream” – Antoine de St-Exupery
A grand adventure is always a grand teacher. It brings with it discomfort, challenges, the unknown; it pushes boundaries and takes your breath away. It reminds you of how precious life is, and what it feels like to really be alive. Quite simply, we love to fold adventures into our lives, and this ride was partially born from that desire to have a grand adventure.
Adventures also bring with them deep connections- connections to a place, to the people that inhabit that place, and to your adventure companions- be they human or animal. It sets a beautiful stage for sharing life experiences.
Riding across Patagonia on horseback was an idea that would’ve easily fit into that “someday” box; but why let such a dream exist only in the confines of a box?