One woman, one horse, and all the stuff we both need to journey on, day after day, in every kind of weather, through 48 states... What do we carry and how does it all fit?!
From pack weight and how to attach it all to the saddle, to what exactly is in each saddle bag and why, this episode will give you the answers to all your questions about our travel supplies.
Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse.
What to Listen For:
00:25 Introduction to the episode
00:35 It all has to fit on Apollo
01:26 How much weight can one horse carry?
03:47 How much volume can one horse carry?
04:51 Why don’t I use a pack horse?
10:05 An overview of my saddle bags and supplies
10:52 Bag #1 - emergency and daily ride supplies
14:25 Water for me, water for Apollo
15:48 Bag #2 - Apollo’s feed supplements
17:55 Bag #3 - my layers bag
19:04 Bag #4 - camping and horse supplies
23:17 Bag #5 - my personal supplies including maps
29:19 My riding vest - all the stuff I can fit in my pockets
33:52 My PSA about carrying phones when riding
34:39 How do I keep my phone charged?
35:46 Closing statements
36:36 End of episode
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