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    03-25-2010, 05:49 PM

Headed out tomorrow for a weekend of camping and trail riding. Got to get ready to go tomorrow so whenwife gets off of work we can cut out..... Anyone else here camp with their horses?
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    03-26-2010, 01:49 AM
My family tries to go every fall. There's a place about an hour from home that has a lake and really nice trails. We particularly like it because the regular camping is in a completely different part than the horse campers.
There's nothing like sleeping in a tent, waking up during the night, and hearing your horses 20 feet away. And spending the whole day taking care of them and riding. Nice break from everyday life.
Didn't go last fall-my dad was in a kinda-horse-related accident (long story) a year and a half ago while camping at the Lake and wasn't ready to go back last year. But this year we're going again. Looking forward to it.
Have a great time!
    03-26-2010, 08:01 AM
We camp with the horses at least a dozen times a year, our season starts about the beginning of May here in New Hampshire. Can't wait until the mud and snow goes away so we can do some serious riding.

Our favorite place to go is
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    03-26-2010, 08:08 AM
NHCalvary nice pics I will try and remember to take the camera and post the pics
    03-26-2010, 08:52 AM
O wow NHCalvary. Incredibly jealous of your camping trips!
    03-26-2010, 09:13 AM
I always forget to bring the camera and take pictures, out of all the years we've been riding I probably have about 2 dozen I took myself. Got to make a concerted effort this year to take more pictures.

Can't wait to see some of your pictures Rum4.
    03-26-2010, 09:35 AM
Soooooo jealous. I never have done camping with horses, probably hard for me cause of my ridiculous allergies, but sounds like heaven!!

Have an awesome time and bring the camera for piccies!!
    03-26-2010, 09:37 AM
NH, those are pretty pictures of New Hampshre. Shows a nice variaty riding terrain.

We do lots of camping. From sleeping in the Gooseneck to packing in simple dome tents to packing in a complete wall tent with wood buring stove. During the summer, I often just drive up someplace the night before, do an evening ride, sleep in the trailer, get up and do a good saturday all day ride and come home.

In cooler weather, quick over night trips, or if we expect a rainy night, I often stay in the gooseneck of the trailer. It's dry, I have a nice mattress, But it does get a little cramped. We usually just pull off the road in a wide spot and set up the highlines for the horses.

When the temps warm up in the summer, we will pack in lite dome tents and set up camp some where along the ride. Usually by a mountain lake we want to fish.

For hunting season, Where we will leave the tent for several weeks and it often has lots of snow, we set up a wall tent, pack in a cylinder wood stove and cots. Home away from home.
    03-26-2010, 09:50 AM
Sometimes I enjoy hearing the horses outside my tent. But some nights, they seem to stomp there feet a lot and I'm a light sleeper. Other nights I've tied them to the trailer and they tug on the leads all night as the stand, The tugging movement keeps me awake. So I prefer to highline them if I have trees to set the highline up in.

We ride a lot in the desert areas during the winter

Higher alpine forest after the snow melts

And we stay pertty high through the October hunting seasons. By November the snow has pushed us back into the desert.

The snow doesn't get real deep in the desert. So even in Jan-February we can ride.
    03-26-2010, 10:01 AM
You definitely have some great riding out there. A lot more secluded than we have in New Hampshire.

I had some friends that did the big tour out west last September, they rode in SD, WY, UT, and other short stops on the way. They took about a thousand pictures, what beautiful country. I hope someday we will be able to make the same trip.

Keep posting your PICS I do enjoy them.

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