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Location: Tennessee
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Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2011

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It has been hard for me to find people who want to ride for a long time. I did find a couple of guys I have been riding with. I go for 8 to 12 hours each day, I don't know how many miles that is but…Continue

Started by Tazz Weekly. Last reply by Jerry Brandon Savage Sep 28, 2010.

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Comment by ReubenT on September 27, 2010 at 8:42pm
He's good for at least 25 miles a day now, but we did that in about 5 hours with a rest break in the middle. Did 20 miles yesterday using bareback pad, more a test of my endurance than his.
Comment by ReubenT on May 16, 2010 at 10:03pm
finally! got im home! but he's been a pasture ornament for months, gotta start the conditioning. already put in one good run on him down in Pine Mountain GA at a friends place where there resides several of his aunts an uncles an cousins. One of his cousins rode by Sandy was his trail accompaniment. Going to have to plan a ride somewhere besides round home before long, but right now I'm revamping the old goat barn into a stall and tack room with tacking up and wash station, need a convenient place to come and go from so a daily 5 mile run can be done.
Comment by ReubenT on February 13, 2010 at 11:36pm
after delay on top of delay, including equipment problems and a car title in limbo, I finally got the title in the mail and the skid steer stayed fixed for one day at least. (so I can actually get something done) It's time to put car on auction and then get along down to bring home my good horse that I planned on getting some time back. Maybe in a month or so it'll happen. Then it'll be time for puttin an hour a day exercise on him and gettin ready for going places. The only other horse I have that'll go faster than a QH is a 3/4 arab, and I just don't feel like putting up with the rough ride. (might try him for a pack horse)
After riding the new feller I'm spoilt, I rode a passer feener and don't wanna ride anything else now, at least for the long hauls.
Comment by Ed Elam on November 19, 2009 at 7:53pm
Ask about special rate for members of Long Riders
Comment by Ed Elam on November 19, 2009 at 7:51pm
Bring your horse, and come ride the trails of Big South Fork from Saddle Valley all weekend, and let us take care of the meals ,and planning the rides. Check in Friday, and ride 4 hours that afternoon and return to the campground for a hot meal at the pavilion. Saturday morning wake to hot coffee and breakfast, then saddle up and ride out for a full day. We will make the whole Cumberland Valley loop, return to Saddle Valley to a hot meal and some live entertainment. Sunday morning breakfast and a 4 hour ride around Yellow Face. Come ready to ride and eat. Let us take care of the worries of what to eat when you get back to camp.
A full breakfast will be served Saturday and Sunday morning, coffee juice milk bacon eggs sausage maybe, I don’t know about grits : ( . You need to pack your own lunch to eat on the trail, you can make plans with Teresa, for a lunch but you need to tell her when you make you reservations, we will stop along the way for lunch, and breaks. Dinner Friday night will be Ed’s pulled pork barbecue, with beans and potato salad, bread and tea or soft drink. Saturday night a big pot of Teresa’s hearty beef stew and corn bread will be waiting on riders when they get back.
Saturday’s ride will be a long one, and an even longer one for the “Long Riders” of “tennessee trailriders.com”. We will make the entire Cumberland Valley Loop from Saddle Valley, about 20 miles altogether. At Coyle Branch, and North White Oak Creek, you will have the option of continuing on the loop and heading back toward camp, or going on down stream to the O&W Rail Road bridge, it’s around 2 miles on down the trail, and this actually gets you into the river gorge, and allows you to cross the bridge if your horse has the skill and training. This will add about 4-5 miles to the ride, for a total of around 25 miles. I do not have a GPS, but I’m sure someone will bring one and tell us exactly how far it is. I know I have made the ride in a day no problem, but it is an all day ride, pack a good lunch.
Sunday morning after a good hot breakfast, we’ll ride Yellow Face for a good 4 hour ride that is a little more of a challenge, nothing dangerous, but some things to make you and your horse think about what you’re doing
$175.00 single
$300.00 couple
Price includes 1 campsite, 1 or 2 stalls, all rides (BYOH), dinner Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning, dinner Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning.We should have a couple of pickers for entertainment Saturday night, anyone that wants to bring an instrument to make music, please feel free to do so.
*** lunch extra, and has to be arranged with Teresa ***
Comment by Ed Elam on November 17, 2009 at 5:41pm
When you're ready to ride,let me know
Comment by Ed Elam on November 10, 2009 at 6:29pm
I just saw this blurb that mentions LongRiders, this is from J/F issue of TrailRider

On extensive horseback expeditions, Long Riders put gear to the test in the harshest possible conditions. The Long Riders Guild (www.thelongridersguild.com) is an international association of equestrian explorers who have completed continuous horseback journeys of 1,000 miles or more. Find out what LRG members wear to keep warm in the saddle. Plus: Outerwear resource guide.
Comment by ReubenT on November 10, 2009 at 6:07pm
sounds like a a nice ride.
Comment by Mike Murphy on November 10, 2009 at 7:32am
The three day ride sounds good at Big South Fork. To be true to our name, The "Longriders", we'd have to ride at least 25 or 30 miles on Saturday so adding the O&W loop makes sense. =);-)
Comment by Ed Elam on November 9, 2009 at 8:44pm
We're putting together our schedule for next year. We are going to have a 3 day ride/event, where we ride in the afternoon on Friday, about 10-12 miles, and then ride a long ride Saturday, I can do a 20 mile loop from the campground, with the option of being able to ride an additional 5- 6 miles, either to the O&W bridge, or up to hole in the ridge and Devil's Den, then a morning ridfe on Sunday. Dinner Friday and Saturday night, and breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning.

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