Monday, November 23, 2015

They Sold Everything They Owned to Rescue 5 Horses from Unknown Fate

At twenty-six Jackie’s fiancĂ© died and shattered her heart, her world crumbled. Leaving behind a loving family, a great career and fashionable home, she ran away from the tortuous feelings. Landing in Australia she quickly met Noel and married him. Both Jackie and Noel were quite possibly on the rebound! Together they purchased a thirty-three-foot sailing boat and sailed around the world.

Crashing within the first twenty-four hours, Jackie realized life would never be the same again; a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with a dinghy instead of a car. Suffering self-doubts, she became fearful of her new world.

Not only did Jackie deal successfully with the challenges of her new existence, she also battled with the testosterone fuelled nautical world to become both a professional captain and a qualified maritime teacher. Most importantly, Jackie found herself.

She’s sailed around the world one and a half times and trekked in the bush with five rescued
horses for several months. She has also trained to become a professional maritime captain and teacher. Currently, she is exploring the European canals on a 1920s Dutch barge with her Australian husband, Noel.  Jackie donates 50% of proceeds from her horse trekking book (A Standard Journey – 5 horses, 2 people, and 1 tent), to help rescue more horses.

Her motto:  Be an encourager, there are far too many critics in the world already

From corporate gal to sea gypsy woman, Jackie's interview will touch your heart and entertain you:

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