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Lickskillet Farm Trail ride in Toomsboro, GA

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  • Lickskillet Farm Trail ride in Toomsboro, GA

    Has anybody been to the Lickskillet Farm Trail ride in Toomsboro, GA? I understand that this ride has been going on for almost 20 years but I've never been. Can anyone tell me about it? How to get there?
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

  • #2
    I have lived in Georgia all my life and have not heard of Toomsboro. I will have to look it up. When is the ride?


    • #3
      Look here for a map of GA with this area in red. It is actually not too far from me



      • #4
        I know how to get to Toomsboro! Somebody come get me, its a bit too far to ride there and I have no trailer. itty bitty town in Wilkinson County. I'm game.


        • #5
          Wish I had had more notice on this ride. It's east of Macon, so would have to be an overnight trip for me. Alas, got plans.

          Let's keep our eyes peeled here! http://www.judgesridelist.com/ -- I see lots of GA, NC, SC, FL, etc rides posted
          <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


          • Original Poster

            I got the information from the Judges List:


            The ride is listed on Nov 7-8. It costs $20 which includes lunch on the trail and the dance Saturday night. I won't be staying for the dance though. This ride is only about 60 miles from me but when I called the phone number an older man gave me directions that make no sense so I was just wondering if anyone else had ever been there and could give me directions. I'd love to go and will most likely be pulling in all by myself. I live Near Perry, GA.
            "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


            • Original Poster

              Originally posted by jeano View Post
              I know how to get to Toomsboro! Somebody come get me, its a bit too far to ride there and I have no trailer. itty bitty town in Wilkinson County. I'm game.
              Which itty bitty town in Wilkinston Co do you live in?
              "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


              • #8

                sending you a PM. Choco Mare--maybe next year!


                • #9

                  I can't go on this ride but where do you live, maybe I can come get you for another one!


                  • #10
                    I'm only about 12 miles from the big 4 diamond saddle club ride in Sparta. Halfway between Milledgeville and Sparta. I ride on the dirt roads and powerlines in the neighborhood and have permission to ride on some hunting properties. Carrollton's got to be over a hundred miles from here. Nice of you to think of it. Next Sparta ride is in May....


                    • #11
                      We did the Sparta ride years ago. I have never seen so many drunk people on horseback in my life


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pnalley View Post
                        We did the Sparta ride years ago. I have never seen so many drunk people on horseback in my life
                        Ugh. Thanks for the heads up.
                        <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                        • #13
                          Yes, Thank you! I can cross that off my list!!


                          • #14
                            drunks at the sparta ride

                            Which is why I've never been, even though its practically around the corner. That and I bought Sadie from one of the organizers and dont want to re-activate her PTSD by taking her back there. Hard enough coping with an Adult Horse of an Alcoholic as it is.

                            From all reports the ride is famous for the number of inebriated riders who have to be scraped off the pavement and trails during the festivities.

                            Still, I do have a secret yen to go just once and observe it through the lens of sobriety. If I could get there I could bail on the ride when it got too drunk and get home horseback via the dirt roads-- there's one little village that's kind of tough to negotiate, but I've ridden through it and lived to tell the tale...


                            • Original Poster

                              Lickskillet trail Ride in Toomsboro 11/07/09

                              OK. I decided to take the plunge and chance the drunk cowboys and attended the ride. It was actually located right off Hwy 112 at Old Toomsboro Rd. in the Stevensville Community just south of the town of Toomsboro, GA. I got to meet the Judge that puts out the Judges list. Nice old fellow, a bit of flirt though. I actually had a good time! The weather was PERFECT! They fed us lunch...for $20 we left camp at 10:00 am and stopped for lunch on the trail where we were fed Sonny's BBQ Grilled Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, 2 pcs of bread, choice of Peach Cobbler, Bannana Pudding and choice of Sweet Tea or Lemonaid. Lunch break took about an hour, there was a porta john available too. It was a very good and satisfying lunch. We then continued our ride through wooded trails, logging roads, and farm fields and returned to camp around 3:30. For safety's sake there were sherriff's deputies available to stop traffic while we crossed the highway, something I was glad to see.

                              Now I'm not saying that there weren't going to be some liberally lubricated drunks by the end of the ride since I did spot several saddle bags full of beer or other alcohol. There was a dance scheduled for later in the evening and my $20.00 payment covered access to the dance too. I left long before the dance started though. I guarantee lots of drunks there.

                              I will attend this ride again, just as a day rider though. There were lots of folks camping for the whole weekend, but I'm just not into primitive camping.

                              Oh Yeah, and the money went to a Humane Society.
                              "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


                              • #16
                                Everyone should go to at least one wagon train in their lifetime.

                                It was fun. My husband drove his mare hitched to a meadowbrook. A group of them offered to carry the buggy across the river as it looked too "pretty" to make it. Of course wooden wheels handle mud & water WAY better then car tires (most buggies have car tires).

                                The first night they partied into the wee hours of the morning. The day of the long ride they were all passed out by dark. Pretty funny.

                                I'd go again w/o thinking twice about it.

                                We have don the ride a Ron & Adriannes. They ride wide open the majority of the way. The fast group was too fast & the slow group was too slow, so we just split off & rode at our own speed.

                                Silver Spurs has a nice facility (Dublin GA) they have a sign posted that says no glass bottles OR horses on the dance floor. I would have liked to seen the party that caused that to be posted


                                • #17
                                  betch sparta has both!