How to prep a horse for a long trail ride? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 07-20-2011, 01:57 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,391
• Horses: 2
I have a Horse-O-Meter and have never been able to set it up properly!!! I got a GPS for Christmas and track all of my trail rides with it. They are generally in the 5-8 mile category. I ride Biscuit almost every weekend at least once, sometimes twice, and it is mostly the 8 mile variety. Lots of walking and trotting - been working on his jog which he is doing a great job at. I have taken him on weekend rides and rode 25 miles or so and he has done just fine. One weekend he got tired and decided he had trotted enough and that was it - it was a walk for him....he is a smart boy!

Just get out there and ride for several hours on the weekends and some during the week if you can manage it and he should be fine with a walk/trot weekend. Have a good time and take pictures!

Enjoying my Garmin and mapping trails
Visit my trail riding blog at
QOS is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 07-20-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 755
• Horses: 3
I'm going to see if my dad's GPS will do the job for me-- I'm not sure how long the battery will last, but hopefully that will work. I'm really excited about this trip- four girls (mom included) and a weekend trip with our horses. I feel like a kid getting ready for a stay away camp! Haha.

You better believe I'll share pictures! I've already thought of some great ideas

Impressive Wild Angel- Ginger Happy Go Lucky- Duncan Little Boy Blue- MellowSweetwaters Eqyptian King- Sam
musicalmarie1 is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 07-20-2011, 03:18 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 289
• Horses: 2
Can't wait to see the pictures then!
Stakie is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 07-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,391
• Horses: 2
Can't wait to see them!!! There is nothing more fun than a girl's trip!!! We will go on another next spring. Way too much fun!

Enjoying my Garmin and mapping trails
Visit my trail riding blog at
QOS is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First long trail ride Horse Dreamer Trail Riding 9 07-03-2011 11:32 PM
getting ready for a long trail ride? Thelma Horse Trailers 1 05-28-2011 03:00 PM
Taking my gelding on his first long trail ride cjessy Horse Talk 1 09-23-2008 01:10 PM
Me and chance went on a long trail ride!!! HorsesAreForever Trail Riding 8 07-15-2008 08:06 PM
Thinking about doing a LONG trail ride. DGW1949 Western Riding 14 04-05-2008 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome