How To Build A Camp Ground For Horse Men
Wondering how to build a camp ground for horsemen? Back in the days of the Wild West you lived with your horse, those days have pretty much passed with the introduction of technology and cars, but there are still those few who see the value in a horse. Even if you don’t spend every day working on horseback you can still enjoy them on vacation. Overnight trail rides and such are a great weekend trip for family or for friends, even, if you’re a competent horseman, by yourself.
- Area. First thing, find an area that will fit your group and their horses comfortably. A cramped area can lead to agitated horses and injuries if they start to act up. Make sure there is more then enough room for the horses to graze or shift and that there’s room for you and companions to sleep and start a fire without getting trampled. Plus you also need room to store your gear and saddles.
- Supplies. Make sure you have something to tie up the horses too that’s not going to get pulled down easily. It’s also preferable to keep your saddles and blankets off the ground to prevent burrs and from bothering the horses when you’re riding. This also prevents critters from getting inside bags and boots. You also need to be sure there is food for the horses if you didn’t carry any.
- Water. Make sure you are camped near, if not on a water source. It’s a pain to lug around the amount of water horses require for just a day and one of the most important things to make sure your campsite has is a water source for the horses.
- Cover. Another important thing to insure your campsite has is cover. Horses can get sick in similar fashion to people when exposed to cold and wet and as of yet there aren’t many tents for horses. Make sure the campsite is at least covered by trees. If you are setting up a base camp instead of trees just make sure there is room to park the horse trailer. The main point is don’t let your horses sleep without a cover unless you know for sure it’s going to be a dry night.