FACEBOOK BLOCKED Horseandman’s PROMOTION FOR NUNU! PLEASE SHARE. Poor NUNU would have garnered donations – far and wide – through promoting her story… but Facebook said, NO. She’s a horse in need, Facebook. Very sad decision, FB, very sad indeed..






I cannot believe that Facebook denied our promotion of NuNu’s story.  Why?!  We are trying to raise money for a horse who needs medical care to recover.

Why is her story any different than any other Bucket Fund story that we have promoted nearly every month for 10 years?

You can read her story here.

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I THINK…

I’m guessing that FB seems to feel that the man who rode NUNU nearly to her death down a Chicago freeway for 7 miles, whipping her when she fell – needs to be protected.

I guess FB feels that he had that right since he owned NUNU and was doing this stunt ‘for a good cause’ – even if he almost killed her.

Whatever.

That’s not the point FB.  We are using your platform to raise money to help this horse, not to make any political statement.

But by blocking the promotion for her fund raising,  you sure have have made your preference known.  This is very troubling indeed.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO NUNU, PLEASE DO SO HERE.  THANK YOU!  All donations are tax deductible. Thank you and please share.



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NuNu is recovering through constant care and medical attention.  Below is a photo of NUNU taken this week.  She is starting to show her horse personality – finally!  She loves to be groomed and LOVES her food!


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This woman is LIVING MY DREAM. Meet LONGRIDER, GILLIAN LARSON.






I happened upon this blogpost when I was looking to make reservations at a nearby restaurant.  As unlikely as it sounds, they had a link to a post about a Long Rider, Gillian Larson.  Imagine that?!… a brewery and restaurant writing about a horsewoman.  Why… and how intriguing!  My interest was piqued.  (You can read that blogpost – with gorgeous photography – here.)

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I had to find out about her…

Since the restaurant that ran the article (Firestone Brewery) is local, I figured she might be local… so I did some investigating.  And I found Gillian’s website.   I knew I had to meet her when the first paragraph on her website read:

In both 2014 and 2016, I traveled on horseback alone from the Mexican border

to British Columbia on the PCT. I completed two new equestrian adventures in 2017, riding the Arizona Trail and the Colorado Trail. Then in 2018 I followed the Continental Divide Trail through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.  Summer of 2019 will feature a ride across Utah and through the high Sierra Nevada mountains.

Yup.  Totally my dream.  Could you imagine spending months with just you and your horses, riding through the most beautiful and pristine places on earth?!  Could you imagine the bond you would have with your horse?  The trust… the companionship… the moments of perfection?!

I was swooning with trailpassion and longing to do what she does.  Except,  that little voice in my head was telling me that it probably wasn’t all roses and starbursts… I figured there were some rough spots.  But, I put that aside and grabbed my keyboard.

I sent an email through her website.

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SHE DOES LIVE LOCALLY! – I HAD TO MEET HER.

And alas… I received a return email from Gillian!  She was very polite… taking an email from a fan must be a very particular kind of gracious – and she did it well.

I asked her if she might be willing to be interviewed by me for Horse and Man.  She said, “Sure!”

And… she said that she was moving back to the California Central Coast to get her Masters at Cal Poly.

Yay!!!

So I asked her if we could meet in person once she was settled.

And she said, YES.

(Happy dance!)

AND I DID MEET WITH HER…

Just imagine traveling with your horses, alone, for months…

I would NOT look this good if I was riding for months on end…

Can you imagine how WONDERFUL this would be?…

To be able to go where most people don’t go… to see the beauty of Mother Nature….

To be continued…

OCTOBER BUCKET FUND!!  Let’s help NUNU recover!  She is the horse who was ridden at a run for 7 miles on a Chicago freeway.  OMG.  I cannot tell you how I feel about the idiot who did this to this mare.  All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go to her recovery.  Yes, she is alive.

Click here to donate!  THANK YOU THANK YOU.

 


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