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What do riders really want out of their trail ride experience?

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        07-12-2012, 07:07 PM
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    Foal
    Wow that sound phenomenal! Think I might just have to plan a trip to South Africa!
         
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        07-12-2012, 11:00 PM
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    Yearling
    So what do you guys do to train a bomb (lion) proof trail horse for your business? Raise the foals with lion cubs? What keeps the animals from treating the horses as prey? Big guns? Don't get me wrong though, I'd love to go on that trip. Seeing the wild animals on a horse instead of a hummer would be was more exciting!
         
        07-17-2012, 08:42 PM
      #13
    Foal
    One of the things I never want in a trail ride is worry. I need to feel confident and safe on a trail. Sure, there's always a risk to riding, but I don't want to be walking down sleet-covered hills and cantering through a shark-infested river. Generally trails are really relaxing for me (well I haven't ridden them in months but when I did...). I know people though who have had terrible trail experiences and that just were not safe.
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        07-17-2012, 08:48 PM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by englishaqh    
    One of the things I never want in a trail ride is worry. I need to feel confident and safe on a trail. Sure, there's always a risk to riding, but I don't want to be walking down sleet-covered hills and cantering through a shark-infested river. Generally trails are really relaxing for me (well I haven't ridden them in months but when I did...). I know people though who have had terrible trail experiences and that just were not safe.
    I have never cantered through shark infested rivers, but my horse thought that the little creek we crossed Saturday was a shark infested river............
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        07-21-2012, 11:59 AM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by goneriding    
    Saw a story once on TV about a couple of friends riding in Africa. Although quite pretty, there ended up being a lioness chasing a horse rider full run(caught off guard.) The other rider started to chase the lioness and eventually(horse got slightly clawed) she stopped. But as they all calmed down and let their horses take a drink from a small stream, the lioness was watching from a hilltop.
    Think I'll stay here, thank you very much!
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        07-21-2012, 02:20 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Silly silly there are no sharks in the rivers,,, They are afraid of the crocodiles.

    So I'm going to get on a prey animal, ride it through lion country dodging black mambas, cobras, monkeys, pissed off tribesmen, every plague carriing insect in the world, wade across crocodile infested waters, then swim in an area known for Great Whites? This sounds like one of these,,, "Hold my beer" moments.
         
        07-21-2012, 04:05 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Actually sharks can be in rivers ;)
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        07-21-2012, 04:18 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Id think some perfect trails would meander through some of these exotic hunting ranches. Not just for hunting purposes, but the opportunity to see some different types of wildlife and plenty of it that you would never get to see in a real to life scenario.
    Id pay good money for the opportunity. Course a man would need a bomb proof horse for such trails.
         
        07-21-2012, 08:20 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    silly silly there are no sharks in the rivers,,, They are afraid of the crocodiles.

    So I'm going to get on a prey animal, ride it through lion country dodging black mambas, cobras, monkeys, pissed off tribesmen, every plague carriing insect in the world, wade across crocodile infested waters, then swim in an area known for Great Whites? This sounds like one of these,,, "Hold my beer" moments.
    And the crocs are afraid of the hippos, so is everyone else with half a brain.
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        07-21-2012, 08:32 PM
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    Green Broke
    Oh yeh forgot about the hippos, and rhinos ramming the trucks. Hey I watch Wild Kingdom
         

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