Author Topic: Love Valley, NC Old West, No Cars -- I'm Not Planning a Ride (Destination INFO)  (Read 91 times)

Offline PAULRIDES

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Interesting story. It'd be fun to check out but I prefer my steeds to be of the two-wheeled variety.
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Interesting story. It'd be fun to check out but I prefer my steeds to be of the two-wheeled variety.

Kick starting might be a whole new ball game.

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Kick starting is helped with spurs.

That said, I seldom used spurs. I dd have a pair that was U shaped to slip between boot heel and boot upper (no straps).

One thing different is had four contacts with the ground VS two to take care. Change tread about every 5 weeks or so. Sometimes did not need anything except trim and file if not on gravel or pavement. 

That farrier (also used as ferrier) at work was me doing the horse (Star in two pictures) that I sold to the couple.

Star suffered a bad injury to right rear leg (a cut in a friend's pasture) that took a lot of daily care for weeks. Star came out ride able and sound.

That said, I had seen enough of taking care of a horse (whether you rode or not and not a lot of places to ride). Care involves monthly board and feed, vets, farrier (me at least saved there). So, all that, I got out of the horse business (ownership). Only business end of it for me was farrier work on mostly friends horses and that got to be too many.   


 
Ride Country Roads - a lot. :-)