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post #11 of 17 Old 03-05-2011, 07:04 AM
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I've never seen a wolf on a trail, but I'm hoping that eventually I can witness such a site. Trail riding is truly good for the soul.
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-06-2011, 01:49 PM
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Wow I'm so jealous! I would love to see a wolf in the wild! What an amazing ride, one that you will never forget!
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-12-2011, 03:01 AM
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Great story! We were just outside Yellowstone last summer. We did see two grizzles but neither on the trails. Our trail rides were pretty uneventful except for the scenery. Loved it.

Question: Do you think perhaps your horse just thought it was a dog instead of a "wolf"? Or has your horse had previous encounters with wolves. What I mean is perhaps he didn't know to be afraid? Just wondered. My horses probably would just think it's a stray dog and not be bothered by it but I'm just guessing at that.
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-25-2011, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question: Do you think perhaps your horse just thought it was a dog instead of a "wolf"? Or has your horse had previous encounters with wolves. What I mean is perhaps he didn't know to be afraid?
He may have thought that - we have 3 dogs on the farm - however he paused a bit longer than he would have normally for a dog. Most times the horses barely acknowledge the dog's presence when they jump in and out of the bush.

I think his earlier exposure to other canines definitely helped with his attitude about the whole situation. There's also a fox who has a den near the horses' pasture, and the coyotes make annual runs through the area in the fall. So it wasn't his first tango with a canine, so he may have thought it was a rather large fox or coyote.

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post #15 of 17 Old 04-25-2011, 09:34 PM
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Last fall while elk hunting we were headed back towards camp at almost sunset. We came across a group cow elk, but could hear a bull elk bugling off to the right. We cow called in return to him and he came crashing through the trees looking for the cows. Between our cow calls and the noise the horses were making on the trail. The bull ran right into us. He didn't stop untill he was 10yards away and we as riders yelled at him to get away.

Seeing a bull elk in the rut blowing snot and crashing thru dark timber coming in to fight his rival bull is truely a sight to remember.
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post #16 of 17 Old 04-25-2011, 11:29 PM
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What an amazing experience! A few years ago I met a pair of black bear cubs. They were heading somewhere in a hurry -- probably on their mother's heels, who I thankfully didn't encounter. ;)
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post #17 of 17 Old 04-26-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, ya we have quite a few black bears who call the ranch property their home.

I still recall one trail ride where me and a fellow rider were ambling along and I spotted a black hump.

"look," I said as I pointed to the black hump, "a bear."

My partern glanced over and said casually. "That's a beaver."

Which is precisely when the 'beaver' lifted it's head complete with mickey mouse ears to stare at us and then decided it was better to run off into the bush.

Since that incident, we call bears beavers whenever we're together

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