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        04-07-2009, 11:04 PM
      #101
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by chika1235    
    when I was riding my horse I was listening to my I pod while on the trail (big mistake!)and when I looked up a small apple tree there was a momma bear and close by in the feild was her baby.the mama didnt do anything it just looked at us.it was in the smoky moutains so she was probably used to us anyways because of all the people up there with their horses.but it scared the heck out of me.my horse didnt do anything until I looked up and he kinda saw it at the same time I did he didnt spook really just kinda....jigged.the bear was probably 5 feet up a 10 foot tree and I was 20 feet away from it.yeah never go up to smoky moutain with a young horse.too many copperheads,bears,rattlesnakes,elk,itll scare a horse to death,not to mention get you killed!when I went to water my horses I couldnt because of all the copperheads!!! I sat there and killed(by stomping,squishing,and beheading)about 32 copperheads before it was even safe to go down and water my horses(yeah you can tell im not scared of snakes).lol : )it took
    Me about 2 hours to water them because of all ....the omg a snake!!! No wait its a stick thing my horses did.

    Oh yeah I went there a year ago and I saw three beaars momma and two little ones. It was the sweetest thing ever one of the cubs fell in the water. The momma looked at me and made some noise and went to back to what ever she was doing. She didnt mind me one bit. But I didnt want to push it I turned around and walked a different way.

    Mmmm....I have seen coyotes and such on a trail. A pack of wild dogs who after me tried to get me when I fell off of barney. I saw barney kick one and that's when I passed out I woke up with barney just standing above me and when I got up one was laying there barley alive. He was dead two min later....
         
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        04-07-2009, 11:08 PM
      #102
    Green Broke
    Webdawg, that "watering hole" sure gets a lot of visitors!

    Great pictures!
         
        04-07-2009, 11:51 PM
      #103
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Walkamile    
    Webdawg, that "watering hole" sure gets a lot of visitors!

    Great pictures!
    Thanks Walkamile. I probably shouldn't have it there, but we get 100's of Quail, rabbits, deer and such everyday, it's worth the visits from the upper food chain once in awhile.

    The deer and the bobcat are my favorites.
         
        04-08-2009, 06:51 PM
      #104
    Weanling
    On the trail we once saw a deer and her fawn. It was pretty cool. There used to be a coyote wandering around the farm and it was kinda creepy...
         
        04-08-2009, 07:31 PM
      #105
    Foal
    I haven't seen anything real big while riding out on the trail. Once, last summer my friend and I were riding on her property and came across an extremely fresh bear poop. We got farther down the trail a bit, and then heard something very big walking up the side of the hill away from us. We figure it was probably the bear. The horses freaked and tried to bolt back for the barn. It didn't help though that they aren't trail horses, she and I were actually trying to get them use to the trail. What an experience for those two

    Another time a couple years ago, I was on an evening ride with a string of friends and looked down over this hill that had recently been clear cutted and there was a coyote just down the hill a little ways. He (or she) was walking along side the line of horses slowly watching us. It was eery, but I didn't freak or anything it was just one. Plus, we were right at the back of the campground full of people.

    Last fall I was riding and saw a fox, those don't worry me though. They are too freaked out. I was suprised we even got as close as we did to it. We didn't see each other until I was about 10ft. Away. Although, fox do creep me out a little more. Last summer I was at a neighbor friends, and to make a long story short there was a rabid fox in her yard that tried to attack the dogs. Good thing there were three, because it cornered her mini-jack but the hound jumped over the wall and saved it. Then, we were inside and got the dogs inside and the fox was stumbling around outside, found one of the sliding glass doors of the house and started attacking the glass because it could see us inside. It was really just head butting the glass over, and over and over. Everyone was okay, including the dogs.

    This wasn't on the trail, but I went down to feed my horses not last labor day but the year before that and came face to face with a bear. I though I had heard something behind the dump truck, but I thought it was just my mind fooling with me. So I stepped in the horses corall and for some reason clapped (I had been whistling and making noise so it knew I was there while I thought I was paranoid) and it came out. I yelled, didn't back down it was only about 20ft away. It just raised it's head and sniffed the air. Luckily my dad heard the ruckus and woke up and yelled down from the house to ask what was wrong. When yelled "A bear, and it's not moving" he jumped up and grabbed the gun by the door and shot at it. I'm thankful he did otherwise it could have got real ugly

    I've seen plenty of deer, rabbits, squirrels, lizards, turkey, quail, and snakes out on the trail. That's nothing huge though, I live where this A LOT of wild life!

    Haha, sorry if that was too much too read
         
        04-08-2009, 08:08 PM
      #106
    Foal
    When we were trail riding in Yellowstone, we had a couple Bison on our trail that the guides had to chase off.. I think my heart would stop if I came across a bear lol
         
        04-08-2009, 11:57 PM
      #107
    Yearling
    We actually make a trip to Yellowstone each summer and we call it our buffalo ride. Because we ride up the Hayden Valley just looking to see the buffalo. But you are not supposed to harress or bother the buffalo. So we have to take pictures from the trail and hope the buffalo stay close enough for a good picture.
         
        04-09-2009, 05:08 PM
      #108
    Foal
    I have never seen anything other than deer!
         
        04-09-2009, 07:38 PM
      #109
    Foal
    Wink

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Painted Horse    
    We actually make a trip to Yellowstone each summer and we call it our buffalo ride. Because we ride up the Hayden Valley just looking to see the buffalo. But you are not supposed to harress or bother the buffalo. So we have to take pictures from the trail and hope the buffalo stay close enough for a good picture.
    Thats a great picture.. When we went to Yellowstone we took a trailride near the petrified tree, which is by roosevelt lodge... Sheesh the name of the area is not coming to mind...
         
        04-09-2009, 09:21 PM
      #110
    Yearling
    This is riding up Asay Creek in the Hayden Valley. It was the 1st week of September, so the grass was all frost biten and brown.
         

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