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post #31 of 35 Old 10-14-2013, 02:02 AM
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What about Station Horse Camp in Onida, TEnnessee

How are the trails around Station Horse Camp???
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post #32 of 35 Old 10-18-2013, 03:46 PM
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We ride at BSF a couple times a year. Love camping there! Our girls are barefoot and we ride on a lot of trails down there barefoot. For the more rugged, rocky trails we have front boots. We stay at Timber Ridge and never have to use boots to ride their trails. Have a great time!

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post #33 of 35 Old 10-26-2013, 05:28 AM
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We’ve been remiss in not updating you all on our trip, especially to Rhonda who generously provided a wealth of recommendations for our first trip to BSF. We absolutely loved the trip and no doubt we will be going back and will be staying at the Whisperwood cabin. It was perfect…except for one thing. Due to the Gov shutdown and park closure, we were somewhat limited in reaching some of the trails in-side the park. That is not to say we didn’t ride in the park, it means we couldn’t park at the trail heads to reach the real good trails.
We shoed both horses on all four and will the next time. The recommendations to do so were very good.
Since our quarter horses Dakota and Dillon are not what you’d consider to be speed demons and we rode out of the Whisperwood cabin on a couple of days, we didn’t make it the O&W trail and a another trail recommended by Rhonda and Gunslinger. On our arrival, we we’re scouting out the trail head locations and we were warned by the owner of the Hitching Post, the park rangers were locking tires and giving $400 tickets to those parking there. One day, we parked at the campground across from one of the trail heads and rode around the barriers. We also went down to East Fork one day and rode there. We cut our trip short a couple of days, due to the Wx.
The Equine Disneyland that Gunslinger described it as was a perfect description. We loved it and we will be going back and will keep and do those Rhonda/Gunslinger recommended trails we didn’t get to on this trip. The recommendations were extremely helpful to us! Thank you all, especially to Ronda. The wealth of information you provided gave us a huge leg-up and was greatly appreciated!!!! J
Happy trails to all.

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post #34 of 35 Old 10-27-2013, 08:43 AM
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I was wondering about how your trip turned out and glad to see you had a good time.

I take it you didn't find the ups and downs to challenging?

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post #35 of 35 Old 10-27-2013, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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no Gunslinger and I was somewhat disapointed as all the trails we did do were way too easy, but still LOVED it. The best trials we did were actually in Eastfork and even then not challenging but narrow and those are the ones I love the best. Next time we will get to do more challenging trails and looking forward to that! We met so many nice people and also loved the private trails leading to BSF except told to stay off the wildcat private trail, so people were still riding the park just not parking there, also heard tho that a lot of people cancelled because of the shutdown. The first day there we saw a group of 25 riders and over 50 people that same day. The week before there was some kind of ride there and all were forced to leave. The cabin and propery was absolutley great except the porch was on the wrong side! haha.. We sat in our chairs on the backside of the cabin and instead of sitting around a fire, we sat watching our horses.I actually would like to move there..and Equine Disneyland is a perfect way to describe it. Thank you all who helped guide us on this wonderful vacation!!
Also found out that our mare's new saddle doesn't fit!
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