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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme View Post
    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.
    xtreme, I have had horses for a while and although they are great backcountry animals, I always wanted a big Mule. I finally bred my mare with a large jack and I got a nice john mule out of her in June. He is on his way to 17 hands and I was enjoying working with him but on Oct. 5th, the wheels came off. I found him limping in the pasture and this is what happened.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	5088This is a before and after picture of his front left elbow joint, just below the shoulder. He was scheduled to have his screws and plates out in late december but on christmas morning I found him only using three legs again. He cracked the bone just below his ankle, the long pastern bone. The vet said he just has too much weight on a leg that was weakened from the 1st cast and imobility. He was 370# at 6 1/2 months.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	5089He will be in a cast for 3-6 more weeks now till it heals and then thet will take out the original plates and screws. Then we will be back to a long rehad. I will probably give him an extra year before I start using him. So I guess if I was to have just one animal totally dedicated for hunting and packing, it would be a mule. But my life was a lot easier when I had just horses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drelk View Post


    How bout one of these

    Now that's the way to scout! Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    That elk picture is from here in sheridan! If I could, I would ride an elk. It's on my bucket list
    Of corse it is Jen! Your nuts!! Lol

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    While it's not a horse, mule or even an elk, I've always thought a buffalo looked promising for traveling the backcountry. Below is part one of this inspiring instructional video that I found while searching the internet, "Guy On A Buffalo". While I'm fairly certian having looked very closely at this video the "Guy" shown is not Guy Eastman, the "Guy" in this video really seemed to be able to travel safley on the buffalo through the wild backcountry.


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    Hey...........That looks like a Ted Nugent impersonator !!!!

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    good devil kevin! a guy at work showed me that guy on a buffalo video from you tube last year and it took most of the year to get that damn song out of my head, and now there it is a again.

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    Ha Ha makes me laugh every time I see that. In the movie my wife is the little papouse wrapped up. My father in law tells me stories of the buffalo tearing the trailors apart and bucking off the guy all the time. Great times!
    Shoot STR8

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    Ruttin, are u serious or pulling our chains? thats pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivorytip View Post
    good devil kevin! a guy at work showed me that guy on a buffalo video from you tube last year and it took most of the year to get that damn song out of my head, and now there it is a again.
    I saw it last year posted on a hunting friend's Facebook wall and it made me laugh so hard I was crying for a good twenty minutes. The music makes it pop. I could not believe someone could saddle up and ride a buffalo. It does look like great times Ruttin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUTTIN View Post
    Ha Ha makes me laugh every time I see that. In the movie my wife is the little papouse wrapped up. My father in law tells me stories of the buffalo tearing the trailors apart and bucking off the guy all the time. Great times!
    I'm glad your wife made out ok in that river crossing. I have to say I did get a bit concerned when she fell off the buffalo and into the water. I'm glad Guy was able to pick her up and get her to safety.

 

 

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