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        02-06-2011, 10:16 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Howdy folks

    New to the site and computer but not new to horses,,

    Born and raised on a standard bred ranch,, pretty much all my family as
    Far back as I can go,,, been into or born to the horse trade,,, Mennonite,,,

    I'm a Guide in the north country here on the B.C /Yukon boarder

    Own my own ranch and raised horses for the Guide / Outfitters for some years and sold hay,,,

    Now I'm in an Outfitters Camp, these past few years,, feeding/training and breaking some of the offspring from the ones I originaly sold to them,,,

    I'm in a fly in camp 128 miles down the Contenintal divide between the Cassiar and Rocky Mountians south of the Yukon boarder,, and have about 150 head of horses in here with me,,, some are wild,, the stud here is wild but is an excellent animal and very protective of the mares here,,,

    This is a remote camp,,,, the horses that are in here with me range from 30 yrs old to just starting to show good now and be foaling out in a week or two at the most,,,

    They, (horses), stay here once they are in this camp ,, most were born here but everyyear a few are brought in by boat on the Turnigan River and trailed to camp from the landing,,

    Lot of mixes here,, QH/light/heavy draft,/appys /canadians etc,, even some standard from 20-25 years ago,,,,


    All the feed is flowen in by bush plane ,,, apx 140 ton of pellets and cubes for this winter,,, and maybe 3 ton of oats

    So I'm taking care of the kids here for another winter ,, this is remote,, the horses are in groups and spread out here for many miles,, Free range,,,, feeding happens by ski-doo or quad and about 15 miles a day are covered to feed all the diffrent groups

    I go out every day to feed and work them,, big place and good work,,tend the hurt and injured,, keep em brushed down, and in good shape

    Just myself in here,, and I;m always looking for some answers to questions I might have ,,, any ways,,,know a bit about them my self so if I can help with a question,, feel free to ask,,,

    I'm on wind and solar for power here so response times might be a little slow ,,, weather dependant,,, but I'll do my best to keep up

    Looking forward to the site

    Ok thanks
         
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        02-07-2011, 01:57 AM
      #2
    Super Moderator
    Wow! YOur story sounds fascinating. I want to see this place! Is there some way to access photos on the internet? You are there all year, blizzards, flies , floods, what ever. Are you alone? You must have some good dogs to help you keep bears away, no?
    I doubt I could have any information on horses that you don't already have, but I look forward to hearing from you any time you have stories to share,
    Welcome!
    Oh, as for me, I'm a suburbanite mom with two kids. I ride in the local bridle park , which is totally tame. We do see an occasional stray coyote at times. I am an outdoor loving person, married to a computer nerd with two sons who care nothing for horses. I fancy myself an artist and if you have the electricity, go look at my paintings on my profile, photo album called "artwork samples'.
    Stay warm and safe,

    Caroline
         
        02-07-2011, 02:19 AM
      #3
    Foal
    WOW.. that sound so wonderful.. I am a Yukone,r 5th generation born and raised... no power or running water for the first 14year of my life... and I was raised in a wall tent about a 1hr outside of Whitehorse. Its great to hear that you feed your horses through out the winter.. nothing pisses me off more then outfitters just let there horses go and fend for them selves for the winter... Then they get back sick or dead horse and all it "winter killed".... Hey if you ever need a helping hand let me know.. there is really nothing better then a good horse and limitless bush to explore..

    Do you just do trail riding or guide hunts also?

    Cheers Tanya
         
        02-07-2011, 11:10 AM
      #4
    Foal
    Thank you

    Just me in here folks,,,

    The horses all look good and are well cared for,, no dogs here,, just me and the kids,,, Lights comming up over the mountians and across the lake ,, so now I gotta go feed
    Northern Guide
         
        02-07-2011, 11:14 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Thanks Yukon

    I'll try to figgure this site out,,,easier for me to tie up a rope halter,,, but I'll figgure this out,,,

    Ya learn as ya go,,,,,, so gettin er done is really not the problem :-}
         

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