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Save the Las Herrerias horses.

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I want to preface this with the fact that I have NO IDEA if this is legitimate or not, though personally I feel it is.
 
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dougfitz

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Thx Annie. I know this is but one of many worthy causes, but I was happy to chip in for him. It does show that social networking does sometimes sway me to the kinder side ;)

@Tincatinker you are right, I had contemplated that it was difficult to test the authenticity of the appeal, but succumbed nonetheless.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
An interesting appeal. I do hope it’s actually from the horse drivers of Herrerias. If so I guess it’s out there in most European languages and is reaching a wide audience

I hope so too.
Not sure if anyone can verify it.
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
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Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
I’m a sucker for an animal story so I’ve made a modest contribution - although I really don’t approve of horses hauling those uphill who could either dig in and do it themselves - or take up a less demanding hobby.

Still, times are hard for many right now.
 

TaraWalks

Peregrina without a skateboard
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Camino Frances 2016 & 2018, planning for Le Puy 2019/2020ish and for some shorter Caminos stacked
Hi, yep this is legit.

I was one of those people hauled up the mountain on one of those horses (but hey, I've climbed up to O Cebreiro. It was a nice experience).

I have made a contribution. Victor is a nice guy and his horses are well looked after.
 

MarkyD

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Camino Francés 31/08/2018 - 20/10/2018

I want to preface this with the fact that I have NO IDEA if this is legitimate or not, though personally I feel it is.
I have a cousin who has lived almost all of his life in Villafranca del Bierzo, he knows Víctor personally and can confirm that it is legitimate. Víctor also rents bicycles from Las Herrerias - One Day Bike.
My cousin's family own the bicycle and general mechanical repair shop Motos Urbano, on the small street just before you enter the Plaza Mayor in Villafranca del Bierzo. (See photos attached)20200331_154202.jpg
 

DebR

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Camino Frances:
2013; 2014; 2015; 2017; 2018; and counting down to Christmas 2019
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06

DebR

Active Member
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Camino Frances:
2013; 2014; 2015; 2017; 2018; and counting down to Christmas 2019
Do you have a link to his facebook page? I can't seem to find it.
Hi Annie,
I can see a link attached to my post: didn’t it come through? Just go to Facebook and search for Al Paso.
Deb
 

ctay122

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020 Camino Frances
I’m glad it’s legit, I also made a small contribution as I planned on taking the horses up in May only because it sounded different and a way to support the locals. I hope to make it there in the fall or next year if things are back to “normal”.
 
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Tessera

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CF (Fall 2015)
I rode his horse "Boni" (Bonita, beautiful) in 2015. A Spanish father and son rode ahead of me, and VIctor walked with us the whole way. Sometimes I could see by his shadow that he was holding Boni's tail. He goes on foot up to O'Cebreiro and back with his horses sometimes twice a day.
 

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YogaAnabel

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Via de la Plata (2017)
So, a question:

This is a Camino business. People are donating money to support it. Can other Camino businesses come on this forum asking for donations?

I ask because there's a lot of them out there and they're all losing money and if one of them is allowed to do it why not all of them?
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
So, a question:

This is a Camino business. People are donating money to support it. Can other Camino businesses come on this forum asking for donations?

I ask because there's a lot of them out there and they're all losing money and if one of them is allowed to do it why not all of them?

Victor didn't come on this forum asking for donations.
He has a Go Fund Me page that I saw on my Facebook page and copied here.
 

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