"Into the West" The Norco Mounted Posse, Trail Riders

"Into the West" the Norco Mounted Posse Trail Ride is my first post, in a series of post, relating to the history behind the East Mojave Desert. For the last Twenty-one years, the Norco Mounted Posse has sponsored a, twice a year horse back ride, where riders cross the Mojave Desert by horse back upon the Old Mojave trail.

They spend a couple of nights at our friends Bud Smiths ranch. His ranch is down around the mountain from ours. While at Buds ranch, they spend a day riding trails in the East Mojave Desert. Camp out around the Bonfire, eat some great outdoor cooking while enjoying some skits and good company.....

Here is a group of the riders as they rode into Buds Ranch.....

After 27 miles they are still having a great time......


This is Ron and Washney.....




Kimmie and her horse...



Kimmie works with horses for a living.....she also trains Clydesdale's! Below I rode Washney




Our dear beloved Bud passed away this last year. "Everyone misses you, Bud!!!!!" Bud is like a second father to my husband, so we will gladly have the horse back riders camp at our place next year, if need be....

The goody truck...drinks, treats, and happy servers....





Cute little Dudley, he is a newbie to the area....


a much needed drink for the horses....


OK, I found this to be so funny, yet cute....as in who knew!!!...These horses get upset, if you do not park them next to their buddies....they let you know that they are upset. No worries tho, I found a carrot or apple made things all better....in fact you can make a life long friend with a horse that way......



Below is Jason's horse, he works for the Bureau of Land and Management...It was very nice to meet him.....the BLM is the Wild Horse and Burro Compliance Specialist. It is very big on my heart, so Jason and I will be talking in the future.


Bonnie's horses......







Ringing the dinner bell, it smelled soooo good and you bet everyone was ready......




The riders bring their tents.....




Each night ends hanging around the camp fire....



Well, I hope you all enjoyed my first post from into the West.....


My son and I are going to see Wolverine Friday nite!!! Anyone else going??? I will be posting a tutorial this next week on how to spark up a plain pillow, so see you then....Hope you all have a wonderful weekend....Hugs....Lisa







































3 comments:

Firefly Hill said...

What a great post! Your ranch sounds really cool. There is nothing like being out in nature with horses...

Thanks so much for visiting me,

annie

Yoyo said...

It's been about 10 years since I was on a trail ride, but I can remember many a summer spent atop a chestnut mare. These photos sure bring back memories for me. But you're cheating (LOL), we had a real live 'chuck wagon' go with us most years.

Carolyn said...

I enjoyed looking at your beautiful ranch pix..what a good experience :-D
Thanks Lisa, looking forward more pix from you ;-)

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