Author Topic: Using Horses and Mules for hunting  (Read 1124 times)

Decker

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 39
Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« on: May 11, 2011, 09:08:43 PM »
I thought I would just start a topic on this. What equipment do you use, Mules, Horses?
I have two pack mules one Quarter horse I ride and a Fjord quarter cross that I am not sure which way I am going with.
I have a couple sawbuck style saddles and a new adjustable, I have plastic boxes and I am thinking about doing Mantie's.
The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.

Lurch

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 201
  • You rang?
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 06:39:40 AM »
Just getting back into this myself Decker.

I actually am picking up a couple Fjord crosses as well - how do you like yours?

Decker

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 39
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 07:15:29 AM »
My Fjord is very friendly but he is a little flighty as well. I should have done more with him when he was younger is 4 now.
The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.

Wrongside

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 55
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 12:26:11 PM »
I'm new all over again to horses, but a longtime hunting bud 'modified' one of our elk trips last fall from a backpacking to a horse packing trip... that was all it took for me to get 'the bug' real bad and I ended up with a 7yr old quarter horse...:)

Though we've lotsa work ahead of us, this fall can't come fast enough...


crazy_davey

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 10:48:56 PM »
this fall can't come fast enough...


I am going to kick you square in the shin the next time I see you for saying that! Take it easy grasshoppa, lets try and enjoy the couple weeks of spring and summer we sometimes get if they ever get here  ;)

Wrongside

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 55
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 10:06:09 AM »
this fall can't come fast enough...


I am going to kick you square in the shin the next time I see you for saying that! Take it easy grasshoppa, lets try and enjoy the couple weeks of spring and summer we sometimes get if they ever get here  ;)

Right in the shin, heh? Careful, you don't wanna wreck your knee right before sheep season again. Be kinda embarrassing if the nube had to carry ya, wouldn't it?  :P ;D

Suppose you're right tho, shouldn't rush things to much...;)

crazy_davey

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 11:37:47 PM »

Be kinda embarrassing if the nube had to carry ya, wouldn't it?  :P ;D



Not embarrassing at all, in fact, that was my plan to begin with. No sense taking horses when I got you  ;)  :D

Wrongside

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 55
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 08:18:52 PM »

Be kinda embarrassing if the nube had to carry ya, wouldn't it?  :P ;D



Not embarrassing at all, in fact, that was my plan to begin with. No sense taking horses when I got you  ;)  :D

Doh! Suckered again... :o

And here I thought it was my good nature, sharp eyes, crack shooting, etc... :-\ ;D

Mtnguy78

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 11:08:53 PM »
I thought I would just start a topic on this. What equipment do you use, Mules, Horses?
I have two pack mules one Quarter horse I ride and a Fjord quarter cross that I am not sure which way I am going with.
I have a couple sawbuck style saddles and a new adjustable, I have plastic boxes and I am thinking about doing Mantie's.

Pretty well sounds like the same gear that we run. We have all adjustable pack saddles as its important to get a good fit on the animal, also plastic boxes, and we also use Manties. The last Mantie I picked up is actually a canvas tarp from Princess auto, cheaper and works every bit a good, but with less folding than the others we have.

As for our string we also have a couple of Mules for packing, Fjord crosses and Quater horses. As our string ages the Quater horses will pretty well be bred out untill we have all Fjord crosses and Mules. A guy just cant beat a Mule in the mountains for packing, way more sure footed than horses, way stronger, and way smarter. The Fjord crosses as I'm sure you know are just a pleasure to work with, quiet, and super tough.

Happy packin
Watch ur top knot

Mtnguy

Decker

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 39
Re: Using Horses and Mules for hunting
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 12:25:03 PM »
Nice looking rig.
The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.