The five minute walk will connect you with life.
Unfortunately, the ride went away and Alabama has had no rides other than the Talladega ride which is very near the Georgia line.
Slowly we lost Mississippi and Alabama and endurance barely seemed to exist there any more. In the last couple of years there's been a wonderful revival. Now with the return of the Bankhead Ride it's as if the clock is turning back and the whole area is waking back up!
This is such a great part of the country with pleasant weather and great footing. The old Bankhead Ride was held at a camp called "Owl Creek" which used to accommodate a bunch of 2 horse stock trailers and tents just fine but would never handle even a dozen of today's bigger rigs For those who have known Jody only as a rider for As a rider my review of the ride would be: Great camp, well organized, all the right support people there to have total confidence it would be run perfectly.
Doesn't get much more experienced than that. I even had my own personal farrier, Jason Bagley there as ride farrier! The messages for those who didn't know were aimed at Jody's Co-worker "Frannie" who had decided to attempt her first LD on her huge blue roan foundation QH.
Her friends at work made up the signs and had Jody post them on trees going down the trail. Franny finished with a whole five minutes to spare!
The weather was pretty much what I plan to order up when I make it to heaven. Beautiful fall temps with brilliant blue skies and colorful leaves. Jody was sporting a "new improved" svelte figure after marking the entire trail on foot. After just riding it I was even more impressed with that fact.
Funny, everyone I talked to loved the first loop best. The level of difficulty for those who know the SE rides is much like Talladega, but the scenery is much more Big South Fork. Beautiful rock formations, spruce trees, going down into cool hollow sand crossing mountain streams, things you'd never suspect were waiting as you drive through the flat cotton fields on the way to the ride.
My theory is that in Alabama if it's flat, you farm it, if it's not you ride it.
I've never seen more day riders on the trail. They were very nice and so anxious to yield the trail even when you assured them they didn't have to. Alabama is just horse country! There were so many rigs all over the roads on our drive out. Even passed one fellow calmly riding his horse down the side of a major divided highway with semi traffic going by as he talked on his cell phone.
The rocks Jody had warned us of weren't so much the little kind that bruise the sole as they were sandstone formations that you had to hop up on or step down off of.
They weren't slick so it was actually kinda fun. Jody went way out of her way to present LOTS of breed awards, contacting the parent organization of pretty much every breed that she knew was coming. Steve is one of the old timers we've gotten back out on the trail and it's amusing to watch the reaction of those who don't know who he is.
These days when a guy shows up in jeans, western shirt, cowboy boots and hat, on an old time western saddle riding on a non-Arab we don't expect them to smoke our horses on the trail and look good doing it!
The trail was tough, lots of ups and downs and turns that tend to work the rider more than usual but the footing was soo nice and the scenery too that it was well worth the effort.RAISIN CITY, CA (KGPE/CNN) - A California puppy took a ride while trapped on a car axle.
Thankfully the dog was rescued much to the relief of the husky's family. The two-month-old dog named Robin. October 31 To all who did not attend the Spook Run ride in SE Indiana this weekend, you missed a beautiful ride.
Trails were in great condition and well-marked, plenty of water in the creek crossings, late fall color, and cool enough for the Morgan horses!
After a quick beer around the campfire listening to campfire stories (note to self: give Jody Buttram’s family a wide berth!) and a few sleepless hours spent in the nose of her stock trailer, Susan began the rituals of ride day.
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