Sunday, November 25, 2018

South Africa: Race the Wild Coast blog: it was utterly brutal, an onslaught, heroic and redeeming - Full Article

Katy Willings
10:55 - 30 October, 2018

My ability to sit and write this final post has been hampered far more by an inability to sit vs. an inability to write. The saddle sores are finally healing over acceptably and so in this post I’ll take you through my race and the experience, and cover off the most frequently asked questions by my friends, family and fellow seekers of equine adventure.

So, how was it?

Utterly brutal, an onslaught, heroic, redeeming. An adventure so full of hazard and hardship that you must focus your entire self on the immediate, the now, the horse under you and the terrain in front of you, and cope with the utter basics of your existence.

You can breathe, you can run, you can ride, you can see (for most of it… more on that later), so you are not dead yet and you are still in this race...


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