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post #11 of 24 Old 07-15-2013, 12:26 PM
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I've done overnight camping at one of our state parks that has horse camping spots- not exactly roughing it, but I've never been one to really enjoy roughing it anyway Each camping spot has room for a truck + trailer, and 4 or 6 horse stalls (depending on the specific camp site) The therapeutic riding non-profit that runs out of our barn does a big weekend-long trail ride event at that park every year as a fundraiser, too.

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post #12 of 24 Old 07-19-2013, 05:25 PM
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My wife and I like to do both. We've camped four times this year and got very wet on two of them. Its quality time when we're camping and we get more trail miles then.
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post #13 of 24 Old 07-21-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds like lots of fun everyone!

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post #14 of 24 Old 07-23-2013, 12:31 AM
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we go to lake luzerne (outside of lake george, ny) every summer at least once, sometimes twice and we want to go to gettysburg for halloween (trail riding the battlefields during the most haunted time of year!) so hopefully we will do that this year. in between i will either ride around here or haul out to trails nearby. there's a lot near me so we try to get out at least a few times a month and sometimes several times a week (after work and whatnot). in addition to my trail horse, i find my show horses from hunters to jumpers to xc all do better conditioning and mentality wise when i get them out on trails. we like to stay active!

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post #15 of 24 Old 07-26-2013, 11:47 PM
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I'd love to go horse camping, but I can never get anyone to go with me. They like their creature comforts too much.
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post #16 of 24 Old 07-29-2013, 02:27 PM
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Me too Faustinblack. I am actually picking up a couple of cots and a mosquito net for my trailer. I'll just sleep in there :) since my dog ruined my last small tent... the stinker.
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post #17 of 24 Old 08-04-2013, 06:58 AM
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I'm fortunate to live close to our local campground/trails so we can trailer up for day rides, then in September we spend a couple of days up there.

Otter Creek Horse trails just north of Utica NY.

CJ82Sky, my boy scout troop used to camp in gettysburg every halloween weekend (at the campsite with the horses actually) and it's a great town to be in that weekend. often a light frost in the morning, but comfortable days, the leaves were generally changing colors, and the town isn't crowded but isn't dead yet.
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post #18 of 24 Old 08-05-2013, 07:12 PM
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I'd love to go horse camping, but I can never get anyone to go with me. They like their creature comforts too much.
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I feel your pain my wife likes to "rough it gently" as she puts it. But she is coming around. We are gonna try a ride at LBJ Grasslands in the spring.
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post #19 of 24 Old 08-11-2013, 04:16 PM
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I prefer pack trips of 3-5 days from point A to point B. Haul to the trail head early, saddle and pack up, head out. Have someone pick me up at the other end.

When I can't do that, I like to pack in and make a base camp and do day rides from there for 2-3 days.

When I can't do that, I prefer trailering to a good camp site and setting up base camp and riding out from there.

When I can't do any of those, I prefer hauling to a trail head and doing a day ride.

When I can't do that, I just ride around my neighborhood.

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post #20 of 24 Old 08-11-2013, 10:40 PM
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Camping horse trips are fun. I've only just started doing it last year. I have another pack trip scheduled for this Thursday, so I am going up to the mountains Wed. night.
Here are a couple of pictures from past trips. :)
I have a camper cap for the Dodge and have a mattress and plenty of blankets and pillows. It's very comfortable. Or we always have a little tent we can set up too.

Packing in 4 ten foot stringers for a bridge re-build, just two weeks ago.

Tatiana's first time high lining last year.
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