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    Off for a ride...

    on the horses this morning over Thompsons Track. Going to see if we can get to the 'hundred acres'. If we can make it to there, then there is a good chance we can in the future make it to the Bay of Plenty side. If anyone is keen to have a go some time at riding the track, let me know...we have eight horses with track experience and novices are welcome. Great way to see the country if planning hunting trips to the area.
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    Spook that is some thing I would like to do, Pengy, Rushy, Maca49, Scribe. Mucko and Gibo could be the wranglers
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Yep count me in GA. It has been a couple of years but I have been riding since I was a young fellah.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Shit that is a great offer Spook. I would love to give a try some time, but will need the number one novice nag
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    Mate I've been on a horse twice in my life, one was a ride along a beach,easy. The other was on the horse and bang off the horse, he knew I didn't like him and let me know it! The owner was a sweetie thou, nearly worth the embarrassment and the bruises to body and ego. Thanks Spook but I'll give it a miss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    Spook that is some thing I would like to do, Pengy, Rushy, Maca49, Scribe. Mucko and Gibo could be the wranglers
    I am on, or off depends on how the horse treats me. But no, not to bad, been working with horses a lot. I had a couple of pack saddles that I lugged around the country for years and finally gave them away. I guess 'spook' would have found these useful.

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    Maca49 woosing out ain't an option. I can't ride but would be keen to do this.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Well, we made it. Didn't go to the Hundred Acres, instead went to the top to make sure the track was clear enough to go further. Probably do the Hundred Acres on the next ride.
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    The best combination. Man on ground, Horse carrying deer.

    I always laugh when I look at this horses expression. I went for a hunt with this young guy I knew once upon a time.
    He had been given a pack horse that was supposed to be a good one and at the time it was running with a mob of station hacks. So we run the mob in and Peter says that's him so we throw a rope on him and head of up into the tussock. I shot a mob of deer and we take the horse down to them and he pretends he has never seen a deer before and put up a right performance.

    Well the deer aren't going to walk to the Landcruiser by themselves so I picks a suitable stick and give the horse a touch up to show it who's boss and it finally accepts the bloody carcases being loaded on its back. All the way back with the two loads the bloody horse blew through its nostrils, side stepped and performed so bad I said "Peter are you sure this horse has carried deer before..." Yeah he reckoned, done it all its life"

    Well we take the horse back to the station and the Manager says to me "Graeme you would be a cheeky bastard that is my favourite hack. I go to catch him the other day and he's gone"

    How embarrassing, You would have thought the young fulla would have known his own bloody horse.
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    I should probably give riding a horse another go.(bite your tongue you dirty Barstards!)

    Both my sisters had horses when I was a kid(I had motorbikes)
    I went for one ride pillion with my sister driving , walking was ok sort of but when we got to a trot it got stupidly bumpy and it was a flat field.
    vowed never to get on one again but might one day maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribe View Post
    That's a seriously long piece of rope, were you dragging the nag from one crest to the other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    Maca49 woosing out ain't an option. I can't ride but would be keen to do this.
    Don't worry about @Maca49 he almost went arse-over-turkey off my quad and they hadn't even moved off...so long as you have a good seat/balance and your ears aren't painted on and can take instructions, I will teach you all you need to know to have one of the most enjoyable experiences of a lifetime.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    That's a seriously long piece of rope, were you dragging the nag from one crest to the other?
    No we used to tie them behind the Landcruiser and run them out to the hunting area but the long rope was to tether them out on the tussock so while we were flycamping they could get a bit of a feed.

    That clearing where you have your horses must of had some dwelling on, or near it, looking at the shelter belt of pines.

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    I'm in. Will be a laugh. My fondest memory of a horse was being kicked off in the middle of a river 4 hours into the Ureweras from Waimana. Lucky my cousin didnt go to far ahead. He found me looking like a wet rat heading for home on foot. We both got back and my stead was chewing a mouthful of grass in his paddock

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    @Scribe where is that mans pants?

    Why am i always included in the old boy shinanagans?
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    [QUOTE=Gibo;280633]I'm in. Will be a laugh. My fondest memory of a horse was being kicked off in the middle of a river 4 hours into the Ureweras from Waimana. Lucky my cousin didnt go to far ahead. He found me looking like a wet rat heading for home on foot. We both got back and my stead was chewing a mouthful of grass in his paddock

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    @Scribe where is that mans pants?

    Best things out in the bush. In and out of streams and they dry in minutes. The best 'no chafe' pants on the market.

    Two faults, One is weak elastic and an errant knacker sliding down the crack in the rubbish tin lid...The rest you know.

    The other is they are nylon and they burn quick when you hang them in front of the fire. Leaving you with no visible signs of support or decency for the rest of the month.

 

 

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