I live just north of Ft Wayne IN, I ride regularly in Hoosier National, Obannon State Park with a few friends . Do you ever ride in that area? I love Hickory Ridge and Blackwell the best. Henryville is great also.
I too have lost a great deal of my riding friends fron various reasons. I live outside of Louisville and can go anytime. Been going south mostly as the "group" I rode with were mostly from that area. Looking for new people. I ride a quarter horse but he has a good walk.