Posted 2017-02-09 9:00 AM (#169319) Subject: How to find a camping buddy?
Location: new england
I'm in the early stages of planning this trip, and realise i really want a companion with whom to share the journey. Does anyone know where i could look for or find a list of folks wanting to join up on horseback journeys? My plan is to explore some of the southwest on horseback for a few months next winter. I'm open to a bit of very primitive camping, maybe teven ake my camper off grid too, and/or stay at a bed, barn and breakfast if possible. I have the rig and pony, just going alone doesnt sound as fun, you know?
Posted 2017-02-10 5:49 AM (#169321 - in reply to #169320) Subject: RE: How to find a camping buddy?
Location: new england
None of my riding buddies are in a position to take off from their lives for 2-3 months. My husband was excited to do this triip with me, but he lost the battle with cancer and I am now getting ready to try again.
Posted 2017-02-12 3:53 PM (#169337 - in reply to #169319) Subject: RE: How to find a camping buddy?
Location: North Carolina
My condolences on the loss of your husband... Glad that you're living on.
The first consideration is finding suitable riding buddies with compatible horses. Gaited or not is a huge consideration. It's hard to have a conversation when someone is either way ahead or way behind or fighting a beast the whole ride. We have several dear friends, but their horse is not happy when we're riding together.
So, be on the look-out for similar horse owners as yourself.
Posted 2017-02-21 2:46 PM (#169380 - in reply to #169319) Subject: RE: How to find a camping buddy?
Location: central IL
Ditto what Hosspuller said. Glad you are ready to resume your travels, and I hope you find some folks to travel with. When we camp, Hubby doesn't ride, but I always manage to find some people to hit the trails with. I don't like to do new foreign terrain alone the first few times out. I also agree that it's not always easy finding someone who will go your speed. Best of luck in your travels. Happy Trails.
Posted 2017-03-13 5:57 PM (#169570 - in reply to #169319) Subject: RE: How to find a camping buddy?
Location: Floyd's knobs, in
Look into "Red Hats and Purple Chaps". I believe they are a national group. They are also on Facebook. Is there a Saddle Club near you? That's another place to meet like minded riders. Also , you might try riding regularly at a State Park if there is one near you. I now have several groups of ladies I ride with and some groups with couples and families. Too bad you are so far away, I'd invite you to join us. God Bless