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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Trail Savvy: Into the Dosewallips

Pink Saddles, Ed’s a Vegetarian, and Fishing for Ellie by Robert Eversole   The first pack trip of the year is always interesting, especially when it’s also your first one in a couple of years. For my reintroduction into packing I cajoled the Pacific Northwest’s very own Ed Haefliger, acclaimed …

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