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post #6701 of 10863 Old 07-12-2013, 05:02 PM
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Cynical did you forget you have a friend in the DFW area with plenty of horses to ride. I was thinking of taking Flame and Eddie just in case someone wants to ride and can't bring a horse.
Hauling two is as easy as hualing one and with both of them there they should not be too nervous.
EMStnnwalkers I might take you up on that trailer pool offer.
I have a 17 hh TB mare and I do ride her occasionally. Before I got Star she was the one I rode everyday to calm her down. But I will gladly hop on your husbands horse if it entertains you. LOL
Once the time date and location are set then we northern members can work out our travel plans. Shalom
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post #6702 of 10863 Old 07-12-2013, 05:42 PM
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I vote SeaHorse Haven in the Sam Houston Nat'l Forest.

You can't camp overnight at McKinney Roughs - so you will have to stay at the Horse Hotel or something else and haul in and out each morning and night. Yes you have to have shoes on your horse if you don't have boots- your horse will be done for the weekend after about an hour of riding otherwise (been there done that). You also have to haul in your own water for the day and you only have about 15 miles of trail to choose from (the rest is off limits to horses).

Sam Houston Nat'l forest gives us access to 50 miles of trail, an enclosed private place to stay with cottage to hang out/eat/chat with and RV hookups with water (or water and electricity for a fan or heater if you want to camp in a tent) and the trail is mostly in the shade and you won't need shoes or boots on your horses. They also have pens to rent if your horse is inexperienced camping and doesn't camp tied. You can ride your horse right out of Seahorse Haven into the woods so you don't have to haul back and forth.

McKinney would make a good day trip, but if we wanted to camp for a night or even two, I'd rather have the amenities of SeaHorse Haven and their little picnic area with the fans and potty.

Neither place rents horses - no dogs at SeaHorse haven, tho.
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Clippityclop is finally getting to spend some time in the saddle!
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post #6703 of 10863 Old 07-12-2013, 08:40 PM
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Sounds so lovely!
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post #6704 of 10863 Old 07-12-2013, 09:31 PM
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Haha well darn DB! But see, DH's gelding is gaited...and once you feel the cadillac ride you won't want to go back! LOL

I second CC's place suggestion. It sounds like a great option that can accommodate everyone IMO

Still on my quest for hay. The horses have started eating the leaves off the trees in a blatant attempt to show us that they want some **** hay!! LOL. I drove around as suggested and one bunch was already spoken for, and the other I couldn't find who it belonged to. My neighbor did tell us about a guy up the road, so we went to his place but he doesn't have any baled yet because he broke some hydraulic thing in his tractor. (Soon DH will be able to fix that kind of stuff!) So, the search continues.

On another note, we got the girls a FREE trampoline from Craigslist free section! They have jumped allllllllllllll day and are still going at it as I type. They even had the boys across the street over and they all jumped for the longest time. I can't help but imagine the disaster that would follow if I climbed my fat a$$ up there! HAHAHAHAAA! I believe those days are looooong gone for me! I'll stick to solid ground and the (however false it may be) security it offers.

I must also mention how absolutely wonderful it is to be sitting here and look out my window to see the horses go galloping by. I LOVE having them at home!
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post #6705 of 10863 Old 07-12-2013, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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How long has it been since you jumped on a trampoline? After I had children.. I couldn't without a diaper ...lol
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HAHAHAAAA! It's been probably 10 years or so. I don't think I had my first one yet. I'm pretty sure I would need a diaper as well! One day you will have to come over and we can strap on our diapies and have at it! LOL Then neither of us will feel the shame alone. Hahahaa
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How long has it been since you jumped on a trampoline? After I had children.. I couldn't without a diaper ...lol
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I was SHOCKED ... got on the trampoline, made one big jump, and the force just caused me to wet myself. Freaked me out ... I used to dive, and do flips and stuff .... not any more ... roller coasters .... nope !
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post #6709 of 10863 Old 07-12-2013, 11:29 PM
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IM BACK!!!! They opened my account back up!!!

Horses are angels without wings!
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post #6710 of 10863 Old 07-13-2013, 02:14 AM
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TBJ who closed your account? And WHY?
EMTStnnwalkers the Bois D'Arc and mesquite leaves are very tasty to horses and cattle. In fact mine eat them like they are caviar.
Call a local horse rescue they probably know where to get cheap hay.
If you have to buy the 90$ round bale don't put it in the pasture and peel it daily for them like an onion. It will last longer and there will be far less waste. Just estiamate about 15-20 lbs per horse per day and if the bale wieghs 800-1,000 lbs then it should last a while. Good luck. Shalom
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