Alberta Backcountry Equestrian One-Day Trail Guide

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Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, Apr 15, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 203 pages
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Everything you need to know to explore the backcountry on horseback is in the Alberta Backcountry Equestrian One-Day Trail Guide. Jam-packed with interpretive notes on wildlife, plants, geology, local history and even horse language, this book tells you where to go, how to get there and what to do to have a successful one-day ride. Every trail, trailhead and campground has been personally researched (and photographed) from an equestrian's point of view, with a focus on safety. In addition to detailed trail information and maps, there are also tips from a formidable array of experts, mountain men par excellence and seasoned outfitters with years of experience. Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, this intriguing bookupdated following recent floodingis for you.
 

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Contents

The Horse
3
Saddlery
9
Trailering and Transporting Horses
23
Albertas Best RidingMaps and General Advice
32
Dawson Equestrian Campground
40
Suggested Rides from Dawson and Sibbald Flats
49
Little Elbow Campground and Trailhead
71
Little Elbow and Big Elbow Trail Loop Rides
94
Mesa Butte Campground
110
Sandy McNabb Equestrain Campground
127
Blue Rock Equestrian Campground
153
Suggested Southern Alternatives
165
Epilogue
197
About the Author
205
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About the author (2007)

Pam Asheton, a former riding instructor with the British Horse Society, lives on a ranch outside Cochrane, Alberta. She is a regular trail rider and a backcountry aficionado. Her writing has appeared in "Alberta Country", "Canadian Cowboy Country", "Western Horseman" and the "Cochrane Eagle".

by Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns

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