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Can you help CuChullaine find a very
As you may know, twelve men have walked on the moon but
no human being has ever ridden around the Earth. Thus the two-year equestrian
expedition which Basha and CuChullaine are undertaking will be of tremendous
Yet if the old adage that "no hoof, no horse" is true,
then it is even more accurate to state "no Road Horse, no World Ride."
Basha will be making the EU part of the 12,000 mile journey on Count Pompeii,
the legendary Russian Cossack horse she rode from Stalingrad to London. Our
route will take us across Europe, Central Asia, Siberia and Canada, before
returning to the UK, and finally concluding our journey at the Eiffel Tower
where we will begin.
|To offset the dashing and
high-spirited Count Pompeii, CuChullaine is seeking an extraordinary horse who is not
only physically strong but emotionally capable of carrying him from Paris to
the Ukrainian border, and then from Scotland back to Paris.
As an equestrian explorer, what he needs is a
weight-carrying gelding, with an air of calm authority, one who is capable
of standing firm through any number of challenges. CuChullaine had hoped to purchase
such a horse from the Boston police force. While that animal was not
available, a former police horse might be ideal as we will be holding
regular visits with school children, scientists, diplomats and equestrian
leaders throughout the journey.
The World Ride horse must be at least six years old
with legs like iron and hooves made from steel. While strength is important,
the ability to remain calm in traffic is vital. We would prefer him to be black,
yet regardless of the colour, he must be a emotional rock, strong,
dependable and brave. He must be at least 16 hands high.
Such a horse should be a baroque, or heavy type,
animal, instead of the lighter type often preferred in sporting events.
Given the fact that this gelding will accompany me through Europe, the
resultant publicity to that horse, his breeder, and the entire breed, is
something which must be considered with great care, as along with Count
Pompeii, this animal will face more challenges than ever seen by any other
Road Horse in history.
If you know of a very special horse please email
Looking for a strong,
dependable, brave horse