5/4/10, 4 Miles West of Piedro, CO - This was a day of beautiful weather, great scenery, and winding roads through the hills of southwest Colorado.
I started the morning off with several visitors, including Barryís hired hand, who brought over another bale of 2nd cut hay, and a nice guy that has previously done some long distance horseback trips, and is now inspired to go again.
When I set off on the journey from Pagosa Springs to Durango, I only had a two day supply of hay, and now I have a 3 day supply. I usually do what I can to stock up when I can, but if I run a little low on something, it always seems to show up.
When I started my adventures, two years ago, I was interviewed by a reporter who asked if I was ever worried about having enough supplies. I explained, that at the time I was down to only a one day supply of oats, but I wasnít worried. She didnít understand, but it became more clear later in the morning. The reporter jumped on the wagon for a ride, and was amazed that two hours into our journey, a lady (whom I didnít know) made me a gift of two bags of oats.
Something of this nature happens to me all of the time. That is one of the biggest reasons that I always stop so people can pet the horses. Itís also the reason I go to every nursing home and school I can. Iím being looked after, so I try to give back however I can. I usually canít reciprocate to those that gave to me, but I try to ďgive backĒ to society as a whole.