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post #21 of 30 Old 10-22-2010, 06:40 AM
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I admire this choice of an adventure. It would be a good time to bond with your horse. Maybe I should think about this. I think it would be fun for both my horse and I. I hope all goes well and that this trip is successful.
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post #22 of 30 Old 10-23-2010, 10:17 PM
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I wish I were brave enough to attempt such a ride. I love the idea. Good luck.
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post #23 of 30 Old 10-24-2010, 07:46 PM
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Once Dan gets out of the Army for good, he wants to disappear into the wilderness for a while. He is getting tired of being accountable all the time. LOL!!!! Anyway, we plan on doing some kind of cross country ride, but I have no idea where to even start planning it. I am really glad this link got revived, now I can keep up with everyone and get an idea on what to do. Thanks

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post #24 of 30 Old 10-30-2010, 03:11 AM
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There was a woman in the 50's, who wrote a book called Saddle Tramp, about just such a trip. She was the only one left of her family, and was in her 60's, and had one horse, and bought another for a pack horse, and set out from Maine to California.

She appeared on the Art Linkletter show, he had heard about her, and about one of her horses dying due to bad feed I think, and bought her another one to continue her travels with.

She made it, and that was before cell phones.

And in 80's there was a woman I was friends with who came from CA to D.C. With a small mule and a covered wagon all by herself. Someone gave her a German Shepherd dog, and she was doing it for the vets.
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post #25 of 30 Old 10-30-2010, 08:47 AM
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My husband's family owns a ranch in Dallas and their ranch foreman rode his horse from Wisconsin to Texas after his family was killed in a car wreck. He is the kindest man and is very quiet. Very sad story, but he says that ride really helped him from going crazy from grief.

On a more positive note, if you end up in San Diego, CA I have a spare room and a great recommendation for a horse motel! :)
Oh my! A horse motel. What a great idea. Are there a lot of these? If I had the guts I would love to do something like that.
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post #26 of 30 Old 10-30-2010, 12:22 PM
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Type in Horse Motels, or Overnight Stabling for Horses and you will find tons of them.

Some are just stabling, some have bed and breakfasts, some are stalls that are rented for short stays, and some are at campgrounds with places you can stay too.

I used a couple of these when I moved from AL to MO, and needed to overnight horses.

I was well pleased, and the descriptions of the stables and facilities was right on as to what they said it was.
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post #27 of 30 Old 12-05-2010, 04:10 PM
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I just had the idea of riding across the United States and found this website and these posts as a result.
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post #28 of 30 Old 12-05-2010, 04:15 PM
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I'm new to this forum, but intrigued with the idea of riding across the U.S. Please keep the stories of folks who've done this coming. Very interesting.
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post #29 of 30 Old 12-05-2010, 07:35 PM
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Welcome Belmont. Where are you from?

I was recently watching a short film made about riding the whole length of the Pacific Crest Trail (on PBS) It is believed that they were the first "through riders." In 1959 they rode from california (border of mexico) to washington state (border of canada) I can't remember.. I think they said it took 4 months (?)
Very cool. I would like to ride parts of the PCT... but not the whole length! =)
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Welcome Belmont. Where are you from?

I was recently watching a short film made about riding the whole length of the Pacific Crest Trail (on PBS) It is believed that they were the first "through riders." In 1959 they rode from california (border of mexico) to washington state (border of canada) I can't remember.. I think they said it took 4 months (?)
Very cool. I would like to ride parts of the PCT... but not the whole length! =)
"From" Chicago and Southern California. Living in Northern California. The Pacific Crest Trail would be great ride, hairy in places, though I'm not sure authorities would allow it these days. Thanks!
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