Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Magazine Articles > Ian's Corner - Discussion


Reply

Horses As I See Them By Ian McMurchy

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #29  
Old 06-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: elk valley BC
Posts: 129
Re: Horses As I See Them By Ian McMurchy

Don't know if this is still active, but many of us cannot imagine stepping outside and not hearing a nicker.They are always a part of the conversation, used almost daily and create alot of our recreation and help us work, leading a packtrain, roping a steer...you name it..What says you?
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 06-22-2014, 02:09 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 197
Re: Horses As I See Them By Ian McMurchy

Horses and mules are alot like women...there is nothing better than a good one, and nothing worse than a bad one.

I prefer mules 10 to 1 over horses...but know my way around horses too.

I started riding at about the same time I started walking...used to ride on Kates back while she plowed the corn and tobacco with Grandad at the reins...there never was or ever will be anybody that could ride Tobe (the one on the left in the pic)...one heck of a work mule but you DID NOT ride him.

My Grandad and his mules...Kate and Tobe, pic taken in 1976.



My wife and I riding in Big South Fork a few years ago...thats Henry, my mule...5 years old in this pic.



Stopped for a little break at East Fork...Henry was just about 3 years old in this pic, still young and in training...but was coming along nicely for such a young mule...he is 12 years old now...and damn near bomb proof.

Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 06-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: elk valley BC
Posts: 129
Re: Horses As I See Them By Ian McMurchy

Love the pics..ridgerunner.The picture of your Grandad is a dandy, , these guys didn't know it but they built long memories.A friend of mine raised a few good mules, little long ears bred some good race bred mares...whoops, but produced a couple of real good mules that we ended up team roping with.Your mount looks alot like on of them.The Parelli remark was first uttered by Winston Churchill as such''the outside of a horse (or mule) is good for the inside of a man''Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 07-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,046
Re: Horses As I See Them By Ian McMurchy

I've been prepping a 15 yr old mammoth jack for this fall's activities. I tell ya what, I couldn't be more please with an animal. Plumb gentle all the way around. Doesn't know much but we're learnin' quickly. I really like his shuffle or whatever gait that is.

Went by some horses this afternoon. Couldn't get over how spindly their legs are.

Ridgerunner's mule is certainly a good looker.

Neighbor has some quarter mares. Think we'll be makin' some mules. He really likes the jack. What's a breed fee worth anyway?

Gonna sell my 3 goats and get a jenny for packing and maybe raise a couple of mammoths.
__________________
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 07-21-2014, 01:00 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: elk valley BC
Posts: 129
Re: Horses As I See Them By Ian McMurchy

Yup Roy, you are smitten.So the neighbor likes your Jack? How about taking one of the foals in trade as a fee.Stud fees here would be 250-300 or so/live baby.Good luck
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Horses As I See Them By Ian McMurchy
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long range hunting with horses ICANHITHIMMAN General Discussion 13 06-23-2014 12:26 AM
proposal to euthanize horses spurs debate... dogdinger General Discussion 21 06-04-2014 01:24 PM
New view on horses. A shoers perspective. grit Humor 3 04-10-2009 10:23 AM
Eberlestock advice from the horses mouth EXPRESS Long Range Hunting & Shooting 8 03-05-2009 07:25 PM
Re: Ian McMurchy old powder burner Member Introductions 2 01-16-2009 02:01 PM

Current Poll
Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC