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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 November 9, 2009 at 8:06pm
delay it till spring then? that'd give me time to get in some training and conditioning. I spent a couple hours riding him and he's gonna be a good one. easy going yet energetic, He'll go whatever speed I want slow or fast. his genetic quality is obvious. I'm going back to get him soon as I get things arranged to do so.
Comment by Ed Elam on November 2, 2009 at 9:07pm
I prefer warmer weather myself
Comment by ReubenT on November 2, 2009 at 7:44pm
considering that it could be cold, (anywhere from 0-40) I suppose it'd be best to return to home base at night untill I/we get better equiped for cold weather camping. For now I could hang something up around the front end of my old stock trailer and put a wood stove in there. With sutable equipment it'd be quite enjoyable to go pack tripping at 0 F and I intend to get prepared to do just that, but it isn't likely I'll have the stuff by then. I am going down to take a look at that horse this week. 2 of them actually. And then on down to partake of a training seminar south of Ocala at the farm where those faster paso fino's are mostly coming from.
Comment by Ed Elam on November 2, 2009 at 6:16pm
Hey Mike, Sorry it took a couple of weeks to get back to this, we've been busy, with our four day ride in mid Oct., and then had to jump right into our Halloween party mode.

I would love to come up with a long ride up here, we are always looking at getting more people up here.

We are going to Charit Creek this New Year's Day, for a personal get-a-way with just a couple of friends, but we can surely get something together. Do you think we shgould pack in, or do a combined 2 or 3 day ride out of the campground? We can do several long loops from the campground, and be bac for dinner, and sleep in the trailer(or at home in my bed) or we can ride out for 2 or 3 days.
Comment by ReubenT on October 18, 2009 at 8:35pm
Gene wouldn't know me from Adam n Eve, you'd have as good luck as I would getting him.

I'd love to get a ride started. I just gotta get my distance horse (current riding horse is kind of slow, (a mustang mare I adopted a few years back, she turned out to prefer the slow walk, takes more urgung than I like to do to get her going any faster.) That process is progressing, won't make it by end of Oct like I'd hoped but maybe middle of Nov. Just got the generator engine bored for an oversize piston, nothing left but to put the rest of it together. And spend another day makin $ to get some new tires on it. Road test it and get it on the auction.
Comment by Mike Murphy on October 17, 2009 at 9:57am
I figure the longriders ought to organize a trail ride that covers 50 miles at least and make it an annual event...the "The Longriders Annual 100K" trail ride...maybe schedule it on a monumental day like Jan 1st. What do you guys think? We might be able to get Ed Elam to help us map out a 100K (60 miles) trail. Yep, we could make it an annual event for just us longriders!
Comment by Mike Murphy on October 17, 2009 at 9:49am
Reuben, I read your message about Gene Glasscock riding 20,000 miles in one stretch. That's amazing. Think you can get Gene on this website and write a quick story on his experience during that 20K mile ride?
Comment by ReubenT on October 8, 2009 at 8:40pm
The first time I was on a long trail ride, 6 hours on a very wide rough gaited horse, half percheron I think. I wasn't used to it and got terribly sore, but at the same time as we were almost back something came over me that felt so wonderful, a peacefulness that was so strong I felt as if I wanted the ride to never end. I didn't care how sore I was, that's just a matter of doing it a lot more and getting used to it. Felt like on a horse was where I belonged. I often wonder why that happened. Might have something to do with having grown up from about 1 YO bouncing on a horse hung on springs, for hours daily I'm told.

I havn't been able to ride much, too busy with life's duties. But I've been laying plans. I should be getting close to being able to do a whole lot more ridin.
For long term comfort and to be able to fit in with more riding groups, I've been searching out the smoothest gaited horse that's not too slow, There's one waiting for me in FL of the type I've decided on, I'm working steady on this car I gotta sell, soon as it's sold I'm heading down there. Hopefully in a month or less. I'm going over tomorrow to find some parts to fix a 5KW generator I have to put on it. It's a plug in electric car I bought a couple years ago for not much because it didn't work. Turns out just needed batteries. I now have new batteries and I'm gonna install a generator on a hitch rack to keep them charged on the go. (have to install the hitch, build or buy a rack, fix the generator, which runs but smokes, scored cylinder, need a good block for 10HP briggs. I think I have one located for less than $100.)
Effectivly a plug in hybred, should get around 80 mpg without using the plug in option, on up to infinity depending on how much plugging in is done. But I don't need it, I don't drive cars very far on a regular basis anyway. So, sence it's supposed to be worth 7-$8,000 as a plug in electric, (and I don't know what as a hybred, The industry is just coming out with new ones like it that are $40,000. ) age is against it as it's 15 YO, but only has 5,000 mi on it.

I've got a young half arab with a long stride, I'm thinkin if he's compatable with the gaited horse I'll try using him to carry a pack, supplys for camping so I can spend a few days at a time out and about.
except pack horse are usually used at a walk, might have to secure the load really well to handle trottin. I guess we'll try it and see.
Comment by ReubenT on October 8, 2009 at 7:38pm
how bout 20,000 mi in one strech. Gene Glasscock did it a few years ago, but I guess he's getting a bit old to keep riding. he's putting together a wagon to drive now.
Comment by greg musgrave on October 8, 2009 at 6:51am
OK now we have 1/2 the Dorton Gang aboard. Of course I am in. Hardly worth saddling up for lesas than 20 miles.

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