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whiskeynoo 05-30-2011 07:36 PM

21 mile trek.
 
Ok so basically i plan to move whiskey closer to home next week for about a month or two for the border ride-outs and gala days. However we don't have a horse box yet and rather than ask my friends about borrowing theirs i feel it would do us good to walk the distance.
I have done the whole google maps thing and got an average walking time estimate of about 6.50 hours (human walking pace). However i think that is sticking to the main busier roads, i plan to go the quiet route.
The farthest we've ever traveled by ourselves in one day has been 16 miles. Also i am not too sure of the road so it would be nice if you guys could help me decide on what things to take.
I plan on taking a map, so i make sure i don't wander off the wrong way.
My mobile phone, and some energy bars and water.
Is there anything i should take for whiskey?

Painted Horse 05-31-2011 02:22 AM

We frequently do 20 mile rides. with a nice lunch stop, You can easily do that in 8 hours. Make sure the horse has access to water along the way. Especially if it is hot. Pick a lunch spot where your horse can graze a little and drink. Even if you just have somebody met you with some hay and a bucket of water. It's pretty easy for a working horse to go thru 20 gals of water in a day, So bring more than just a few gallons

Enjoy your ride. It's not a big deal. Wild mustangs travel 20 miles a day with their babies just to go get water in the desert

whiskeynoo 05-31-2011 01:19 PM

Thank you painted horse, that was the re-assurance i needed, i'll speak to my step dad about meeting me half way with water and hay for whiskey :)

whiskeynoo 06-04-2011 08:18 AM

Well i can honestly say my girlie has done me proud. she was a complete saint through the whole journey. She never batted an eyelid at any heavy traffic we met (although there was a terrifying log at the side of the road at one point).
She has now been re-united with her old pasture mate and is very happy.
Also i think it's safe to say we are both exhausted! (or at least i am).

The journey took roughly 5 and a half hours.

phantomhorse13 06-04-2011 09:21 PM

congrats!


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