As a neophyte horsewoman with a minimal command of the Spanish language, Nancy rode off across Patagonia alone on horseback. Over the next two decades and three thousand kilometers of rugged horse trail, Patagonia’s wild country and the hardy pioneers who settled there took her in and changed her. Her lessons —acceptance, tenacity, patience, contentment — ran far beyond shoeing horses and milking cows.
When a scheme to dam Patagonia’s largest rivers threatened the land and lifestyle she had come to love, Nancy joined the Cabalgata Sin Represas, a 330-kilometer protest ride against the dams, and her story became history- on horseback.
Riding Into the Heart of Patagonia is the story of that journey. More importantly, it is the story of Patagonia, a spectacular wilderness and rich, self-sufficient culture on the brink of rapid change.