The 31 days of August are some of my favorite of the year. The weather is generally warm and the high mountains are calling out for visitors.
In a change from the my usual August pack trip this month will have the TrailMeister visiting Benezette, PA with the Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association for the Elk-Stravaganza on the 15th and 17th.
I love talking with equestrian groups across the country on how to Stay Found while riding as well as on the finer points of camping with livestock. This year has taken us from Washington, to California, Wisconsin, Oregon, and now Pennsylvania. Sometimes I think I’ve got more frequent flyer miles than saddle miles!
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Have a great month on the trails with your favorite horse or mule!
Elk State Forest is home to the nearly 30 miles of the Thunder Mountain Trail system. With excellent trails, and two public camping areas, Thunder Mountain is well worth a visit. A good time to come is this month for the PQHA Elk-Stravaganza! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE EVENT Learn more about the trail system here…
What a Horse Sees
From Everett Lewis, a Washington Backcountry Horseman, comes this wonderful video that is just as applicable to those of us riding the horses as the bikers and hikers that also want to learn how to be safe around equines.
Everett has also produced an excellent video that demonstrates these valuable skills. WATCH THE VIDEO
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TrailMeister is the Official Trail Directory of these Leading Equine Organizations:
Equine Trail Sports – Join ETI on August 8-10 in Cove, OR for the Clover Haven Benefit Ride!
Back Country Horsemen of Washington – Ride with BCHW at the Ken Wilcox Ride on August 16th.
Wisconsin Horse Council – The Wisconsin State Horse Council (WHC) is here for “the horse” and the people who own them or simply love them.
Backcountry Horsemen of California – We exist to improve and promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, campsites, streams and meadows. Join us!