I have an old friend who packed-up his horse-raising operation and moved out to New Mexico a couple of years ago. I miss him and his family a lot and have been thinking perty-seriously, about going for a visit.... on horse back.
Being's how that I'm in S/E Texas, I figure that it'll take me a few months to get there.
I also figure that it would be quite an undertaking.
I've camped, trail-rode and spent time outdoors for most of my life. But other than a couple of week-end outings, I've not done any extended riding.
Anyone got any ideas,recomendations, or other input on this sort of thing?
I do know that I'd have to keep away from main roads, cut through as many State/Federal Parks as they'd let me, cross whatever amount of private (or public) lands as I could arrange, plan ahead for water, grazing and camping spots, travel light and use a pack horse for essentials. I've looked at a lot of maps and I'm perty sure that I can make do with all of that part.
I'm getting up-there in age but I'm in good health. And I've got two good horses that I think could make the trip.
My wife says that the main thing I need to carry is a pre-paid phone card......so's I can call her to come get me when I get wore out .
So..... tell me what you think?