Someone just asked me about the nuts ‘n’ bolts of how this ride works …

So I thought I’d do a post here to back up what’s on the newly revamped website.  (I admit it.  The website wasn’t too logical before.  Now, I hope it is.  But if you have ideas there, please drop me a line.  I am always ALL EARS … which doesn’t necessarily mean I’m a jackass, but then again, from time to time, I’m that too!  *grin*)

So back to how this works.

It is our commitment to look after you and your horse.  When you are on the trail, if something goes wrong with your horse, or if you get hurt, or if you are simply too tired to continue, we have a trailer there that can pick you and your horse up.  If your horse has problems, we will take you and your horse to a vet clinic, if that is what you deem necessary.  Otherwise, we’ll take you to wherever we’re camping next.

And where do we camp?  Well, it depends on the day.  Some days we have beautiful, grassy outdoor pens for our horses.  Some days we have covered or indoor stalls.  Other times there are no horse facilities whatsoever.  When that happens, we have electric fencing that can be put up to make individual pens.  Or, you can opt to put your horse in your trailer for the night.  Or you can use a high line.

And what about you?  Where do you stay?  Right near your horse.  We always camp where our animals are, unless we’re given sturdy individual pens where we know nothing can go wrong.  Then we’ve been known to camp a whopping 500 yards away.  We go no further than that.  You can sleep in a tent, in your truck, in a camper, in a motorhome or in a fancy-shmancy LQ trailer.  Some nights you’ll have power.  Some nights you won’t.  It’s sorta like the showers.  Some nights you’ll have ’em.  Some nights you won’t.  *ROTFL.*  (I only wish I were kidding.)

Most of your meals will be supplied by the towns we visit.  On the few occasions when that doesn’t happen, we all pitch in and the meal is whatever seems like a good idea at the time.  We have two barbecues and two turkey deep fryers (that work great for cooking potatoes and/or corn) for when we are home cooking without power.  We have a big counter oven for when we have power.  Hell, for that matter, we have a power plant that we can use.  We can cook anything, anywhere.  We just hope we don’t have to!  *grin*

Any questions?



2 thoughts on “Someone just asked me about the nuts ‘n’ bolts of how this ride works …

  1. So I’m wondering, do you actually ride the Highway for the entire trip? How is traffic handled?

    This is an amazing project, kudos to you and all who are involved in organizing it!


    • Hi, Tanya … We don’t ride highways any more than absolutely necessary. In fact, when it comes to MAJOR highways, we won’t touch ’em. We trailer up and get to the other side. If we MUST ride a secondary highway, we won’t do it without a police escort — front and back. If we must cross a secondary highway, we carry highway stop signs, sandwich boards saying that we’re ahead and flashers. We STOP the traffic to get across. Our biggest concern is the safety of our riders.


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