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post #1 of 32 Old 11-15-2008, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Dangerous trails, riding on the edge

All I do is trail ride, but I got to wondering just how many people ride the way I do.

Out here, we've got miles upon miles of trails... 4-wheeler trails, logging trails, hunting trails... private property that I can access to and everything else...


We also have trails that crisscross all over our mountains. That's what I'm wondering... I'll admit, I ride very dangerously sometimes when I ride on the mountain trails. Not 'dangerous' as running or anything, but 'dangerous' as in I go places where one misstep would cause the horse to fall and we'd probably both be injured or killed. I take my mare down nearly straight up and down inclines of mud and soft grass, rock and dirt. I ride around very gravelly areas near and in places where it would be hard to walk through. I ride at places where, if we fell, we'd fall off a cliff and most likely both die or get seriously injured. I take my girl up and down things that would be impossible to get up on foot.


How many others ride in places like this? It's very fun, the danger makes it more exciting... and when you get up there, to your destination, or through the trail it's awesome to look back and think 'I just went through that'... It really gives me an appreciation for the trust me and my mare have... I don't ride like that everyday, but at least twice a month.

Anyone else ride on the edge at times? Lol.

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post #2 of 32 Old 11-15-2008, 12:33 AM
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Wish i could say yes, because im so jelous of your trails at the moment. lol ; ) they sounds like a such a good ride.

But i dont have access to any thing like that.
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post #3 of 32 Old 11-15-2008, 03:18 AM
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Yeah, we take the nice easy rides around the nature preserve here by the house. It gives me 2,000 acres of easy riding, as long as I do not get caught, then it is a run and don't let the park ranger catch you. That is about as exciting as it gets.

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post #4 of 32 Old 11-15-2008, 07:21 AM
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There is a park 5km from me which has really rocky hills and you have to somehow find your way up... you have to weave in and out of bushes and look out for bits of wire etc that careless people leave around :roll: Its difficult to find somewhere to get up as its so steep and rocky. Its fun! I haven't done it for a while because its hard work on the horses and my mare isn't very fit right now so wouldn't be fair to expect her to do all that without working up to it.

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post #5 of 32 Old 11-15-2008, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Cool! That sounds like a lot of fun!

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post #6 of 32 Old 11-16-2008, 06:38 PM
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All I have access to are streets and a few fields. And going in those fields is trespassing... But if I DID have access to dangerous trails, Iwouldn't even consider using them. The only horse I trail ride (Ronnie) was an arena baby, so he's still not completely comfortable on the trails. And then I'm also an arena baby, so I add to the tension. Together we'd be a wreck in a dangerous situation!

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post #7 of 32 Old 11-16-2008, 06:52 PM
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i only wish i had that kind of land to go riding on.. most places i could float to but its still a fair drive :( so jealous
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post #8 of 32 Old 11-18-2008, 07:33 AM
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You mean stuff like this.
Narrow with drop offs on both sides.


Rocky Trails


Steep side hills




Quicksand


Slick Rock


And Ledges



Yeah, I kinda ride that stuff all the time.
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post #9 of 32 Old 11-19-2008, 11:51 PM
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wow

ours are groomed with nice rolling hills

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post #10 of 32 Old 11-20-2008, 10:33 AM
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WOW Painted Horse would love some insight to that sand covered horse in the quicksand shot.Truely amazing horses to ride you all in places like that, very beautiful too.
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