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    07-24-2011, 11:28 PM
  #11
Trained
I love Wyoming so much, but I am glad that we don't have grizzlies here in Georgia!
Actually, the worse animal scare that we had was a poodle. It weighed about 6 pounds. It hid in ambush and jumped out at the horses. Had it been a real dog, they would have been fine. This looked like a ragged mop with teeth. My Arab jumped straight into the air and took off as fast as she could run. My husband's 24 year old walking horse was running just as fast. Once we ever got them reeled in, we laughed like crazy.
     
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    07-24-2011, 11:50 PM
  #12
Foal
It's always the little dogs that are the scariest :P
     
    07-25-2011, 05:03 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Been trail riding for ~20 years. Seen half dozen black bears and never a cougar (bobcat once). May or may not see any rattlers depending on where I'm riding. Not once have I had a problem, add in family/friends who ride and I don't know one person that has had a bad encounter with wildlife other then the two legged kind. By far the most likely culprit of trouble is the common dog.

As for the horse spotting before you, it's true. Gave up hunting long ago but wish I had a horse back when I did. By watching the horse I see more wildlife then I ever did prior to riding (back then if it didnt a motor I ignored it as unimportant).
     
    07-25-2011, 08:13 PM
  #14
Yearling
From Yesterdays Ride
The elk were laying on the snow trying to stay cool in the summer heat


This doe probably has a fawn nearby.


Had to stare down a few cows yesterday also.


Once I spooked a herd of Antelope. As they jumped up and started to run, My figured it must be a good time to run also. Or why were they antelope so scared.
     
    07-25-2011, 09:13 PM
  #15
Foal
Great pictures! Where were they taken?
     
    07-26-2011, 01:20 AM
  #16
Foal
We (Turbo and I) went on a three hour trail ride and everything went well. Thank goodness he can't talk cause I was singing (very badly) to him the entire time, mainly to calm my own nerves. On the way down the hill we saw several peacocks and a couple of deer, he didn't seem to care one bit. I did see some shotgun shells that weren't there when my aunt and I went the same way a few days ago...figures.
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Bo Bo looking all handsome

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View from just up the hill by the barn

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Way up the hill
     
    07-26-2011, 02:53 AM
  #17
Yearling
Furrera About 50 miles SE of Salt Lake City

SLC is over that distant mountain in the middle of photo
     
    07-26-2011, 03:01 AM
  #18
Foal
Gorgeous!! I've only been to SLC once but it was just their airport but even there you can see the mountains and it was awesome. Mine are taken from the southern Willamette Valley in Oregon. On a clear day you can see the Three Sister's in the Cascade range.
     
    07-26-2011, 11:32 AM
  #19
Green Broke
I just had to say, awesome trail photos guys!
     
    07-26-2011, 11:49 AM
  #20
Green Broke
I've got to get a decent camera to haul along on trail rides with me!

That down around Coburg Furrera?
     

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