Quincy’s Quest for Friendship

Blog Journal: Our Journey Day 1

Quincy and Cam LeavingNothing gets my attention like horse wisdom! Recently Michelle Black, illustrator of the Quincy the Horse Books, offered to send her horse Danny to join the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Program at Pathfinder Farm.  My first thought was “Don’t Look A Gift Horse in the Mouth.” I did not feel the need to examine Danny more closely. I knew Danny would be a wonderful addition. The problem was that Pathfinder Farm is in Pennsylvania and Danny is in New Mexico.

At first the idea of driving to New Mexico to get Danny was very daunting, but I have been a bit worried about how lonely Quincy seems these days, so I decided to take the leap of faith and make the journey. We left this morning in a rain storm. After 5 minutes I realized I had left the camera tripod at the barn and had to go back. Next I could not get the trailer brakes to level properly. Our trip karma was not looking so good.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe pulled into the parking lot of our local township building to find a flat place. A  nice gentleman from the township garage  came over and asked it we needed help. He could not fix the brakes either but referred us to a nearby garage for assistance.  The owner not only dropped everything and reset the brakes, he sold us new windshield wipers that were to come in very handy on the rainy road that day.

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This generous action seemed to turn the tide of our troubles and we had a fantastic day on the road across the heartland of the country.

Here is the end of a perfect day.

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Check out our journey tomorrow when we make it to the flat farmland of Kansas and head up into the mountains of Colorado.

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About Pathfinder Pursuits

Camille is a licensed clinical social worker and writer. She is the author of the Quincy the Horse children's books.
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