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  • What is the weirdest thing you have seen on the trail?

    Thought this would be a fun topic!

    The wierdest thing I have seen--and who I try to avoid on a regular basis is the Naked Desert Jogger....it is a HE!! He just wears sun glasses and sneakers!!!!!!

    YIKES!!! He has been doing it for years.....even in the winter!! ICK!
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  • #2
    I have nothing to add to that except...

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    • #3
      Turtles "doin' it in the road"

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      • #4
        Someone laying on the ground doing pushups. My totally bombproof mare wouldn't walk past him, and he refused to sit up or move.
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        • #5
          A man in a spacesuit. I kid you not. I think it was in the spring. Miles and I were trail riding in the state forest where the army reserves do training drills. We were finishing up our ride, heading back to the staging area, doo dee dooo dee dooooo. All of a sudden, a guy in a space suit, complete with glass bubble-head, crosses the path in front of us. Miles didn't bat an eye and I kind of had this look on my face and then not a minute later, we were surrounded by guys in fatigues asking if we saw the spaceman! Thinking back on it, it seems like a dream, but I swear it really happened!!!
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            #6
            ARE YOU SERIOUS?

            Originally posted by Pocket Pony View Post
            A man in a spacesuit. I kid you not. I think it was in the spring. Miles and I were trail riding in the state forest where the army reserves do training drills. We were finishing up our ride, heading back to the staging area, doo dee dooo dee dooooo. All of a sudden, a guy in a space suit, complete with glass bubble-head, crosses the path in front of us. Miles didn't bat an eye and I kind of had this look on my face and then not a minute later, we were surrounded by guys in fatigues asking if we saw the spaceman! Thinking back on it, it seems like a dream, but I swear it really happened!!!
            OH MY GOSH!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

            You could of got abducted--you and your horses!!! LOL!!!

            Okay---yours tops it so far!!

            Turtles do it---that has to be a special moment!!

            Baby pacifier????? That is wierd??? LOL

            And what a rude guy that wouldn't move---I'm sure your horse was thinking, "What is that, humans aren't usually flat on the ground???"
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            • #7
              An emu. Don't know where it came from. Don't care where it went...cuz we went the opposite direction at a dead run.

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              • #8
                I'm still grossed out over the naked jogger!!
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                • #9
                  The Bad Underwear Tree

                  On the cross state ride, about day 3 you discover, much to your horror, that your under wear are KILLING you. What to do? What to do?

                  You take your trusty knife, and cut cut at each outer thigh, pulling the offending garment out the front, and 0 OH YES! - place them on the tree where countless others have done so before.

                  Actually quite funny.

                  OTOH the nekkid jogger would get my attention - umm, does it bounce as he runs or does he tape it down??
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                  • #10
                    Here's two for you. One I saw, one was seen by a friend. Trying to keep it in "family friendly" language...

                    I once saw a couple getting "intimate" in the woods.

                    A friend saw a gentleman going "#2" while on trail.

                    I still think the spaceman story takes the cake.

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                    • #11
                      hee-hee

                      Can't talk the space man, but.....

                      Saw a porcupine that had lost it's footing while climbing a tree. So there he was hanging by one paw swaying in the breeze, not sure what to do. My mare was fascinated. We watched for about 5 minutes and eventually he tumbled down through 8 feet of branches, shook himself off and headed back up the tree. Talk about a glutton for punishment.

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                      • #12
                        An entire family on one horse. Kid in front, then Dad, then Mom. Dad was holding the kid, and a beer, and the reins.

                        This is why we no longer go to state parks on holidays.

                        My Morgan mare has a cute little quirk we call "trail talking" - she loves to be out on the trail and will make these little piggy grunts.

                        She would NOT stop talking the entire ride after we saw that.

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                          LOL!!!

                          Originally posted by KarenC View Post
                          An entire family on one horse. Kid in front, then Dad, then Mom. Dad was holding the kid, and a beer, and the reins.

                          This is why we no longer go to state parks on holidays.

                          My Morgan mare has a cute little quirk we call "trail talking" - she loves to be out on the trail and will make these little piggy grunts.

                          She would NOT stop talking the entire ride after we saw that.
                          A friend of mine had a mare like that too---we called her Miss Piggy.

                          I just typed this whole thing out and somehow lost it.....ERR.

                          Anyway, the naked jogger---I have only seen from a hundred feet away---we try to avoid close ups. LOL. But, it was bouncing away (you kinda have to look a litte, you know?) LOL!! So, to see what we saw from that far away, looks like he is, ahhh, large? LOL!! So, a happy SO at home???

                          There is a nudist community about 30 min. north of us, where some friends have seen numerous "NUDE HIKERS" in the MOUNTIANS when riding. IN THE SUMMER!!! I'm sorry, but the pink parts getting that AZ summer sun---- YIKES!!! and YUCK!!! LOL Nothing agains Nudest (if there are any here, but not for me!) I hide my body as much as possible!!! LOL!! And I'm sure others appriciate that!!

                          Speaking of NUDE.... gosh, my husband would kill me!! Okay, no one tell him I told you all-- LOL all over the internet, geez, should I?

                          Well, it is cute sort of.

                          I must add, my husband is a cutie pie and 2 years ago, had such an amazing body, you know the 6 pack, bubble butt, 22 inch bycepts...just a stud muffin! Kinda the admiration of the girls in the neighborhood (which I'm not blind and can appriciate their stares...ha ha ha). Anyway, we had a monsoon coming in and because of what happened to my stallion 9 years ago, I don't like to have my horses out---I wanted them in the enclosed barn. So, I was running around bringing horses in and he offered to help by opening/shutting the gate and keeping the horses back while I go in and out---sounds little, but it helps a ton. I had a problem with a horse--so he decided to get that one, while I continued to bring others in. Well, he also had a problem and basically lost his towel as he was getting drug around by a very naughty 11 mo. old colt---who decided to be a total -hit! He finally let go and I just stood there with my eyes huge----then looking around to see if anyone one was out. LOL!! He was not very happy, and then screamed at me, "GIVE ME YOUR PANTS"...... I said, WHAT?!!! LOL! Just walking like it was normal, not covering himself!! LOL So, I proceeded to take off my pants--- I started to laugh hystarically!! LOL!! He said, stop laughing, which made me laugh more!!! Then he started to laugh---Then he put my pants on and I ran and got the towel....he then went and got the colt and he proceeded to teach that boy, that even though he was having a hard time understanding testoserone (spelling), he could still behave. My one neighbor came out just as he was putting on my pants----I told her about it and she said, "gosh, hate to say this, but wish I could of see it, for so many reasons"!!


                          So, who knows if any trail riders saw that (we were backed up to a wash--trail riding heaven!) LOL....but, I'm sure it was quite a site.

                          He no longer has THAT body, but is still sexy.

                          I had no idea that procipines climb tree's??????? I have never seen one (we live in AZ--and I have most of my life, so don't know about those.

                          The EMU!! HOLY COW!! Your lucky your still alive!! LOL!! I'm surprised it didn't try and chase you guys!!!

                          The intimate thing---YIKES--and the #2.... HOLY YIKES!!!


                          When I was a young teenager, I was riding down a canal and as most here in AZ do, they back up to peoples back yards. Well, I was riding and as most have a 6 foot block wall. On a horse, you get to see over the top....well, I heard this one house just having a huge party! LOL.... It was a naked party!! Mostly Queen and King sized (I can say that because now I'm a queen sized lady---unfortunaly and trying to change that) but, they were sliding down the slide in the pool, doing the diving board.....then they saw me and everyone jumpined in the pool!!!!!! LOL.... I trotted past quickly. But, there was around 25 people......just having a blast and were so confident NAKED?????????? LOL!! Do you buy that confidence somewhere? LOL!! I need a few shots of that, if it is for sale.

                          The underwear.....your brave, I'd think it would be worse with out them?
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                          • #14
                            Space man???!!!

                            Are you sure you weren't nibbling on those little mushrooms growing along the trail!!!??
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Horsecrazy27 View Post
                              The EMU!! HOLY COW!! Your lucky your still alive!! LOL!! I'm surprised it didn't try and chase you guys!!!

                              The underwear.....your brave, I'd think it would be worse with out them?
                              No, actually the relief comes once you have them off. Ahhhh!

                              Emus are everyday things for us - we see them all the time - no spooks. But I did go to one trail ride (judged) where a poor horse that saw the llamas - one of the judged obstacles - passed away upon sight of them. Now thats a spook. The horse was only 14 too!! Poor fella.
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                              • #16
                                Let's see where to begin . . . as a teenager, and this really freaked me out at the time, I saw a guy walking towards us on the trail - he disappeared or so I thought - turns out he had laid down off the trail - but, in full sight - and was "playing with himself" never did tell my parents about that, figured I'd never get to go out on trial alone again if I did.

                                Years later, different trails, came around a bend on trail and spied a naked guy on a horse (bareback) - I still can't figure out how that didn't hurt like h*ll. He disappeared real fast . . .

                                Was walking across a field, off the trail, but frequented by lots of riders because it was a nice place to graze, and lo and behold, came upon an older woman (affectionately known as the "crazy lady") who was riding topless - that's a sight I would have prefered to have missed. . .

                                I also came across a deer head skeleton - someone had staked into the middle of the trail - very weird and kind of frightening.

                                I guess that's not too bad for 30 years of trail riding . . .
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                                • #17
                                  My goodness, where do you people ride?? lol

                                  A naked jogger
                                  A man doing number 2 - I would have died!
                                  An Emu ???
                                  An Astronaut
                                  A whole family on a horse??

                                  Man, Ct. is boring....
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                                  • #18
                                    I've got a couple.
                                    (1) An exhibitionist - he saw us coming (mind you I was taking paying dudes out for a ride in Guatemala), jumped on his bike, rode ahead, sat down and .... well...you know...as we passed, then jumped on his bike and rode ahead of us again. Luckily, the guests could ride pretty well, so we hit up a nice hand gallop and lost him....

                                    (2) A corpse. Yuppers - had paying guests again....cops were all excited and wanted us to take a look - they took the blanket off and asked if I recognized him....um....no. Gee pay for a nice bucolic ride in Antigua Guatemala, get a viewing of a dead body for free....

                                    I've also been robbed at gunpoint 3 times while out riding. Once they stole the guest's shoes and my beeper, once they stole some money off the guests and then helped me get the nail out of my horse's hoof (while the other guy stood there shaking and pointing a gun at us...whatever).

                                    Nothing beats Central America!
                                    And after I left and moved back to the states, they found a head...yes, a woman's head...in the coffee trees at my (former) place. Fabulous.

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                                    • #19
                                      weird stuff

                                      OMG, these stories are crazy! I don't have anything major to contribute here (thank god) but I did have a semi-emu experience once. A friend and I rounded a corner where we could see a just planted Christmas tree field, an emu streaking around, and guys on quads chasing them. One of the guys drove over to us and asked if we could rope it. WTF?????? We just about fell off our horses laughing at the thought of running around chasing an emu, trying to rope it (of course neither of us have ever roped a thing) and then OMG, what do you DO with it once you have a rope around a angry emu's neck? And just WHAT is my horse going to think of that situation? Most of my trail rides excitement comes from bear, elk, deer, mountain bikers (all clothed) and some hikers. Wait, did go to a local horse park a month or two back and they were having a civil war reenactment, complete with cannons. My horse didn't even flinch.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by DairyQueen2049 View Post
                                        No, actually the relief comes once you have them off. Ahhhh!

                                        Emus are everyday things for us - we see them all the time - no spooks. But I did go to one trail ride (judged) where a poor horse that saw the llamas - one of the judged obstacles - passed away upon sight of them. Now thats a spook. The horse was only 14 too!! Poor fella.
                                        I can vouch for the underwear thing. I've learned never to trail ride in a thong! LOL. There's been 2 times where I've stripped off the underwear on the trail but didn't leave them in a tree, just put them in my saddlebag to find 6 months later. ha ha.

                                        The funniest/strangest thing I've seen on the trail was two men carrying a canoe over their heads. I had no idea where they were heading since there was no water that was canoe sized for miles around. Woodrow looked at them, turned his head and looked at me as if to say - what is up with this? and continued on his way. I love that horse.

                                        The gun toting robbers helped you get a nail out of your horse's hoof? What, did you say - oh yeah, go ahead and rob us but would you help take this nail out of my horse's foot before you leave? hee hee.

                                        My DH does nudist trail walking - really. He also participated in the nude bike ride they do every year in Seattle. Someone did body paint on him to look like a sheriff - chaps, vest, badge and he wore his cowboy hat and boots. Very cute. He tries to get me to join in - not in this lifetime thank you very much.
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