Horse Trail Riding & Packing Books

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Complete Trail Horse: Selecting, Training, & Enjoying Your Horse in the Backcountry
by: Aadland, Dan

Whether it's for fishing or hunting, nature-watching or camping, or simply to get off the beaten path, there are no better ways to travel through the backcountry than on horseback. And riding a surefooted, responsive mount that has been trained to carry you and your equipment over the most rugged terrain is the best way of all. Beginning with the criteria involved in selecting a good trail mount (and why Tennessee Walking Horses and other laterally gaited horses are especially suited for such work), the author suggests equipment and presents techniques and strategies for training both the saddle horse and the pack horse to cover demanding and often dangerous steep inclines and descents, narrow ledges, and other features of backcountry terrain in a safe and efficient manner. The book then goes on discuss tack and other gear necessary for trail riding, more advanced techniques (including contending with spooky, laggard, and overenthusiastic horses), and taking part in trail competitions. Concluding sections contain valuable information and insights into how to organize and then pack gear for the greatest comfort for you, the horse you'll ride, and the packhorse you'll lead. B/W photos. 294 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$19.95

Happy Trails: Your Complete Guide to Fun & Safe Trail Riding
by: Sellnow, Les

Happy Trails offers practical advice from choosing the right horse to training and conditioning as well as dealing with problems along the trail. This uide explains: What type of horse is best suited for the trail; How to condition your trail horse; What kind of equipment & clothing you need; What to expect on the trail; How to deal safeyl with hazards & the unexpected. B/W & Color photos. 267 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$19.95

Know All About Trail Riding
by: Saare, Sharon

Types of trail rides, horse selection, equipment, training, hauling. Color photos. 64 pgs.
c. 1973, S/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Packin' In On Mules & Horses
by: Smoke Elser & Bill Brown
By teaching you the tricks of the trade, professional outfitter Smoke Elser shows how your trip will be easier and more enjoyable by knowing more about the animals used and why and how they carry their loads as they do. This book is laced with instructional photographs and sketches, presented in an open, attractive format. Chapters include: Horses & Canaries, Pack Stock From The Inside Out, Deckers & Sawbucks, How To Pack A Cannonball, Camp Equipment, Gas Burners For Hayburners, Hitting The Trail, Camps, Our Last Tracks. Photographs and sketches. 158 pgs.

Trail Riding (Train, Prepare, Pack-up & Hit The Trail)
by: Poe, Rhonda Hart

Learn how to evaluate a trail mount, choose equipment, and pack-up. You'll discover ways to train your horse in evrything from crossing rivers and encountering traffic to coming when called. You'll learn how to deal with wild animals, unexpected weather, poisonous plants, and trail emergencies from lamenss to insect stings. Illustrated. 325 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$19.95



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