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Bug Dope, You’re Doing it Wrong

Bug Dope, You’re Doing it Wrong

We’ve already discussed the types of trail pests to avoid and what types of insect repellents work. Now let’s learn to  Apply Bug Dope the Right Way Read the Label – When it comes to insect repellents one size doesn’t fit all. Choose the right product for...
Insecticides and Bug Repellents that Work

Insecticides and Bug Repellents that Work

Know Your Insect Repellents and Insecticides When it comes to biting insects and repellents we’re really choosing between the lesser of two evils. Repellents can have nasty side effects. Ticks and mosquitoes put you at risk for everything between Lyme disease and the...
Trail Riding Pests – Know Your Enemies

Trail Riding Pests – Know Your Enemies

Trail riding and camping with your horse is a wonderful experience. The fresh summer air. The smell of the outdoors. The bugs. It often seems that no matter where you are the local crawly creepies will find a way to annoy both you and your horse. There are steps you...
Your Friend, The Map

Your Friend, The Map

There are many tools that are commonly used to help find your way happily down the trail. While without a doubt the single most important element in your equine travel toolbox is you, a map of where you’re riding is a close second. Let’s take a moment to consider the...
Great Reads for the Trail Rider

Great Reads for the Trail Rider

As much as I hate to admit it winter is the time of the year when my easy chair sees more of me than my saddle. There’s something about a log roaring in the stove that beckons after the evening’s last feeding and checking of the ponies. A warm fire, a comfortable...
Sing Along Winter Preparation Tips for Horse Owners:

Sing Along Winter Preparation Tips for Horse Owners:

Whether we like it or not Old Man Winter is on the way, if he hasn’t already settled in for the season. A good way to keep him at bay is to put a little thought into preparing for winter’s weather. To do that let’s borrow from the field of neuroscience and use music...
The Daily Tip

The Daily Tip

December 2, 2014 – Christmas Gifts for Horse Owners – For horse campers, a water tank will let you stay longer at the trailhead and enjoy the trails that much more.  December 1, 2014 – Christmas Gifts for Horse Owners – If a new trailer won’t...
Trailer Knowledge Essentials

Trailer Knowledge Essentials

Having horses keeps us on the move, and not just heading down the trail. Even if we’re fortunate enough to have a local trail system handy we’ll soon want to travel further afield to enjoy new trails and new adventures. This of course requires a way to haul our...
Knots vs. Hardware

Knots vs. Hardware

Amongst horse riders and especially horse campers, both of the trailhead and backcountry persuasions, one topic consistently sparks debate: ropework or gadgets? Are you a Knot Purist who sees hardware devices as redundant, a waste of time and weight or are you a Knot...
The Swinging Life – Hammocking

The Swinging Life – Hammocking

When riding the backcountry across remote mountain ridges and miles of seemingly untouched terrain, being comfortable is one of your top priorities. A good nights sleep can make the difference between a beautiful day on the trail or a rough, miserable, day spent...
What a Horse Sees

What a Horse Sees

Here’s a great resource on sharing trails with horses, mountain bikers, and hikers: “What a Horse Sees!” – a short film illustrating safe ways of passing horse and rider on the trail. From Everett Lewis, a Washington Backcountry Horseman, comes this wonderful video...