A Cuba Con Amor

Horse people are a breed apart. Bring together two of us anywhere in the world and lack of a common language is no barrier. Within a few minutes some sort of magic takes place and we are exchanging in-depth information about equine diet, training, hoof care, and all sorts of other topics, strictly through sign language and creative gestures. When we travelled to Cuba last year, I found myself in the above scenario with a carriage driver in Havana. I quickly discovered his horse's name, age, upbringing, and home farm location. It was clear that the owner was doing his best with very limited resources and I vowed this year to take as much horse equipment and supplies with me as luggage room would allow. Our destination was the UNESCO-listed city of Trinidad de Cuba and a quick search turned up the name of Julio Munoz, who has launched a…

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