I think I am going to need a horse or mule to ride in the back country. What makes the best back country riding animal? I plan to exployer the South San Juan and I cant walk that much.
Riding a bull elk looks a little bit wild. If he looked hard left/right he could sweep you off his back with his horns...or antlers.
That elk picture is from here in sheridan! If I could, I would ride an elk. It's on my bucket list
jen, do you see how close one of the points is to the riders eye. Riding an elk is not on my bucket list. Going to be tough enough to ride a mule
Extreme, Go with a mule. I've got horses & mules. Mules are better when it comes to backcountry imo. I've had horses spook in steep terrain. When they started sliding, made me really nervous. I ride my horses when we gather cattle & that is pretty much it these days. I've got a couple of brood mares I breed to my jack. Started raising mules 8 years ago & love them. We trail ride, hunt hogs & coons off our mules. When was you planning on exploring? I'm looking at heading out that way this summer (July or August) to ride in Unit 81. You are welcome to ride with us if you want. I've got 4 mules & my buddy has a pasture full! So we always have an extra with us.
A bombproof, well broke one!
Thats about the right time, I may just take you up on that trip. Thanks
You are welcome. I'll let you know when we decide to head that way.