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    04-05-2008, 02:13 PM
Sounds like a bunch of fun!
Theres one in aug going from New Mexico to Missouri.

Cept my horse would die half way there.
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    04-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Yeah, you would have to do a ton of conditioning before your horse would be ready to make a trip like that. If it were me I would start conditioning my horse 2-1 1/2 years beore the trek actually began.
    04-05-2008, 05:44 PM
I'm thinking that it'll be next spring before I'll have them ready to go. Of course, that is assumming that both of them can hold-up to the conditioning.
I've about decided that I'll need a different saddle than the one that I normaly use. And there's the pack-thing which both my mare (and myself) still need to learn a gazillion other things, some of which I probably haven't even thought of yet.
But we'll get there. A guy can accomplish a lot in a year.

The good news is that the weather has broke, the grass is growing again and we are all in good health.

    04-05-2008, 06:23 PM
Green Broke
I constantly do long trail rides. Bring a pocket knive. Just incase
    04-05-2008, 09:00 PM
I've done 50 - 100 mile runs. Never something that long. And I agree on conditioning way ahead of time. He's a QH though and I would prefer an Arab/arabx if it was competitive.

Long trail rides for fun though are just as great. Best of luck to you!

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