Trail Savvy: “Don’t Pass the Jigger Boss” and Other Unwritten Rules of Trail Riding

Rules of Trail Riding
Photo Courtesy Robert Eversole, TrailMeister

(Photo Caption: “Our merry band of mule enthusiasts enjoyed time spent around the campfire as we worked towards solving the world’s problems and instructing young Hunter in the unwritten rules of ranch and camp life.”) Memorable Sayings Get Defined in the Bob Marshall Wilderness I recently had the opportunity to …

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BCHW RENDEZVOUS and Used Tack Sale

“The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go” is the slogan for the Back Country Horsemen of Washington’s Rendezvous and Used Tack Sale. Featuring guest clinician and keynote speaker Robert “TrailMEister” Eversole. March 18-20 in Ellensburg, WA We have vendors, clinics, auctions, contests, and more! Find out how YOU can …

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The Most Important Item in Every Living Quarters Horse Trailer – Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Photo by Robert Eversole

Fabulous weather is here, and camping, rodeos, and fairs are on the agenda. All of these activities come with their share of challenges. One often-overlooked hazard associated with camping in a horse trailer or camper is carbon monoxide poisoning. A few years ago, I built and outfitted my own do-it-yourself …

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A Guide to Responsible Trail Use

A Guide to Responsible Trail Use

If you’re new to trail riding, it’s easy to think it’s just a hillier extension of the arena. Not quite. Trail riding offers an escape to beautiful, wild places — but also brings with it a responsibility to keep those places pristine and to respect the experiences of other visitors. Here …

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Trail Savvy: Horse Containment for the Trailhead

Product Review: Corrals 2 Go By Robert Eversole   Horse camping is that extra-special cherry on top of the trail riding pie. At the end of a day spent exploring trails far and wide, a calm, quiet camp is a beautiful thing. There’s nothing like ponies munching contentedly as we …

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Trail Savvy: Ode to Trail Workers

Time Spent Working on Trails Grows Appreciation of Other’s Efforts By Robert Eversole   Many guidebooks, most maps, and the entire www.TrailMeister website are devoted to a series of squiggly lines. We study those streaks of ink, dream of being on them, and spend an inordinate amount of money to …

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Trail Savvy: Camping Without a Pack Horse

Tips for Solo Camping in the Backcountry By Robert Eversole   An overnight trip with just your trail horse is simple — if you plan carefully. For many people, camping with horses evokes images of pack mules, canvas tents, and the smells of Dutch oven cooking wafting through a pine-scented meadow. …

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