Hello everyone. I must be on the wrong board as I see Fred posting again. Welcome Fred. I've been busy lately so haven't been on much.
During the conference some of us went on a horse ride with Shawn RealBird. A lady named Robin Starbuck from NY was there doing a video story on Charlie RealBird and his life and family. She shot some video of us on the horse ride as she drove around ahead of us to do this. We did the ride just after meeting up with Fred, Scott, Frank, and crew at Put's.
We all pitched in to get DVD's of our ride which were sent to Bill S. but she did send us the online version which doesn't have the full resolution. It is about 7 minutes. When you go to the website, the password is Ride . I'm wearing the ballcap. Of course, Shawn asked who were experienced riders and Kevin C. and I spoke up. Lesson learned as we got the two lesser trained horses. You will notice a lot of head tossing so next time I may bring my own fly spray.
Was wondering how a guy would go about going on this ride, and with his own horse?
Any help appreciated!
Hello, you are a little late as we did that in June. I have no doubt that Shawn Realbird wouldn't have had a problem with someone trailering in his own horse to ride with the others. He and his family have been very nice to me and others have said the same. You could probably do some short term boarding if you asked.
Also Chip Watts at the 7th Ranch is set up to board and ride horses from his location around Ford A. You can camp at his place.
After doing it once, I'm ready to go back and do it again. Only this time as not part of a guided ride but just wander around and stop when I want, etc. Steve and Zeke's Girl have been doing it the last two or three years but I can't make my schedule fit theirs. I hope that changes.
I have considered trailering a horse but the gas cost alone just doesn't make it worth it as opposed to renting one. After the group ride, Shawn offered me a cut rate deal if I wanted to go back alone on one of his horses. But there was too much other stuff scheduled to do it. His horses, like all horses, require varying degrees of skills to ride as not all are worked daily. These aren't the nose-to-tail trail riding nags you may see at some commercial horse rides. But a novice can ride some of them. Something I learned not to do again, but two of us admitted to having some experience and we got the two most problem horses. It was a good thing I brought spurs or I might have been swimming at ford B as my horse started to go down.
Post by topkick1833 on Dec 30, 2013 8:08:32 GMT -5
Thanks for sharing the video. I really want to get out there and ride at some point. I agree with the negative costs of trailering all that distance. Sometimes it is nice just to borrow a mount so you are free to go get chow or do whatever vice being tied to an outfit with your horse.