Where Exactly to Find Trails? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 03-13-2010, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 269
• Horses: 0
Where Exactly to Find Trails?

so the wife and I live in south central kansas, and we've got a fair bit of land to cover that's ours around here, but I wouldn't mind something a bit more, and a bit more challenging. KDWP has all kinds of land, but i've NEVER seen where they permit riding. While we were still in NY my boss's husband took us to some state ground where we hit some AWESOME trails.

Where the heck would I find public trails around the area? We could travel a bit, but hopefully not too far. And we're plenty close to oklahoma that we could hit northern OK as well.

Thanks for the help.
spence is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 03-13-2010, 08:09 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 1,282
• Horses: 4
I am not familair with Kansas, but here is a place to start.
Wildernet.com - Kansas

Read these descriptions and start asking folks about those trails and get some feed back as to which ones people like.
Painted Horse is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-13-2010, 08:36 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Va
Posts: 1,294
• Horses: 0
horseluver250 is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 03-13-2010, 08:39 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
When I moved to SC I didn't know anyone, let alone the area. What I did was to use the internet to find riding clubs and tack shops. From there I found places to ride.

I used to got to the trails alone and there was always someone or some group that was willing to let me tag along. I was able to find some great riding partners and friends doing that. From those connections, I learned about other trails.

Long story short, start with tack shops, feed stores, and riding clubs.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


It's not always what you say but what they hear.
iridehorses is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-13-2010, 09:11 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dixie
Posts: 481
• Horses: 0
As posted above, horseandmuletrails.com is a good place to start. I lived in Oklahoma for alot of years and there are a few good places to ride, but be forwarned the trails are extrememly rocky so make sure you have shoes or boots on before you tackle them.

Missouri and Arkansas also have some good campgrounds and places to ride.. but again, need shoes or boots. Google horse camps in areas you want to go to as well as horseandmuletrails!

<\__~
.// \\
qtrhrsecrazy is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-13-2010, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 269
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by horseluver250 View Post
now that was a helluva good link. Thanks!

I've lived here all my life, within 30 minutes to an hour of the gypsum hills. But i'd never been through the gyp hills til three years ago due to my job at the time. My brother and I said "man, we could get LOST out here for weeks if we wanted..." so i've really been craving to ride down there.

We're planning on going to a benefit trail out there in may, and there's actually a few places in your link that are either close to the ranch where the benefit will be, or elsewhere in the gyp hills. Amazing! It's a great place to start, I probably won't get tired of that for a while.

That, and I dunno what I didn't think of it, but my wife has also been working with some folks from the saddle club. Don't know why I didn't think to ask them where all they ride...
spence is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-16-2010, 10:51 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 366
• Horses: 0
Horse and Mule trails is a great resource - I'd also look into the local rider's clubs such as backcountry horsemen etc.

Trails
www.TrailMeister.com
The Largest Source of Validated horse trail information
Trails is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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.



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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trails dreamrideredc Trail Riding 16 04-03-2013 10:35 AM
State trails Vidaloco Trail Riding 3 03-24-2013 12:52 AM
Other trails Kentucky Trail Riding 5 09-14-2009 01:22 PM
Some Trails in VA ilovemyPhillip Trail Riding 0 04-09-2009 10:22 PM
MM trails Kentucky Trail Riding 2 10-08-2008 02:37 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