Category Archives: Trail Log

A log of miles spent on horseback on the trail.

Trail Log: 7-1-2016 to 7-4-2016

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  • Trails:
  1. The loop: 3 miles
  2. Pine Lakes: 17.5 miles
  3. Fish Lake : 5.5 miles
  • Trail Miles: 26 miles
  • Riders: Jim Mason – myself to  Pine Lakes and Fish Lake. Blake and Olivia around the loop.
  • Horses: Jack, J’Lo and Bling. Gypsy
  • Dogs: Hank, Shade and Remi

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Trail Log: 6-17-2016

  • Trail: Halfway – Above Mayo’s and Richland – Huntington Grade
  • Trail Miles: 24 miles
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo – Tuesday, Gypsy, Captain and Punk
  • Riders: Mom – Blake – Olivia – Malachi
  • Dogs: Shade, Hank and Remi

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Trail Log – 6-2-2016

  • Trail: Hill City – Mule SAR
  • Trail Miles: 8 miles (approx.)
  • Horses: Jack
  • Riders: Linda, Mildred, the mule owner and myself

A couple of mules went MIA above Hill City. Linda, Mildred and myself saddled up to help the owner of the  mules search for them. We did not find them that trip but the mules were found the following week.

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Trail Log: 5-21-2016

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  • Trail: Vale Poker Ride Road
  • Miles: 3.36
  • Riders: Self – Blake Sappe’
  • Horses: J’Lo – Jack – Gypsy
  • Dogs: Shade – Hank – Remi

 

There are more conducive days to ride a horse outside the round pen for the first time than in the middle of a storm. When Blake said he was going to do it, I figured somebody had better be there in the event things went south.

Just after he climbed aboard I heard him say: “I think she’s gonna be a runner, mom.” He pegged that one right. I’d no more than climbed into the saddle and grabbed J’Lo’s lead rope when I heard the sound of rapidly pounding hooves thundering off into the horizon. From my view point, it looked like she was not only a runner, but a pretty fast runner at that!

With J’Lo in tow – Jack and I met Blake and “Gypsy” coming back at a nice, relaxed pace. Gypsy got it out of her system and was a gem the rest of the ride; wind, rain and spooky, horse eating trash scattered around the old Vale dump to boot.

We managed to get back just before the big storm hit no worse for wear. We stopped in Vale for a bite to eat before heading home. All in all – a halfway decent day to ride.

 

Trail Log: 5-14-2016

  • Trail: Midvale –
  • Miles: 5.47
  • Top Speed: 12.3 MP
  • Riders: Self – Jones – Dusty
  • Horses: Jack – Shooter and Honor
  • Dogs: Shade – Hank – Dealer – Savanah

Trail Log: 5-1-2016

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  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • 9.57 Miles
  • 3.2 mph ave
  • 5.2 mph max speed
  • 2.59 moving hours
  • Riders: Self – Durrant
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Hank and Shade

Note: 2 rattlers – 2 bull snakes – 3 deer  – 4 rock chuck and a passel of whistle pigs.

 

Trail Log: 4-27-2016

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  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 10.12
  • Ave. MPH: 3.6
  • Top Speed: 15.8
  • Moving Time: 2.48
  • Horses: Jack – J’Lo
  • Dogs: Shade – Hank
  • Riders: Self

 

 

Trail Date: 04-09-2016

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  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 16.1
  • Moving time: 4.55
  • Speed: 3.3 MPH average
  • Top Speed: 13.7 MPH
  • Riders: Self
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank

 

Trail Date: 04-03-2016

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  • Trail: Steck Park to Crazy Lady Gate
  • Miles: 6.2
  • Speed: 3.1 mph ave
  • Top Speed: 4.1
  • Horses: Jack and Cheyanne
  • Riders: Self and Suzie C.
  • Other: Dillon on Honda Rancher

Trail Log: 03-31-2016

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  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 8.5
  • Riders: Self – Candee S. – Debbie H.
  • Horses: Jack – J’Lo – Mystery