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11-05-2009, 11:06 AM #21
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We have our share of horse and dog tracks. People do a great job of rescuing the ones disguarded by the industry.
The jeep is a 76 cj5 with an 86 engine and drive. Runs great. I have yet to use it hunting, as I only got it last Saturday on a gun trade.Life Is For Service
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11-08-2009, 07:22 AM #22
My wife and I rescued a couple of very nice TB mares over the years that were ex-track horses and heading for the 'can' at horse auctions. We bred them to one of our quarter horse studs and got some dandy colts. For years we actually had a running bred quarter horse stud that was from a breeder in Ocala.
My old CJ was 1974. I have been thinking about trying to get one and fix it up to use at home................but they are few and far between where I live. Mind you everything where I live is few and far between.
11-09-2009, 11:22 AM #23
My favourite vehicle
My favourite transport method is my Endurance Horse Shadai with whom we as a team achieved second place in the 80 km in the bigest Endurance Race Worldwide the African Championships in Walvisbay/Namibia. The race covers the following distances 35 km sea leg, 30 km over Dune 7 and and the last 15 km desert.
For Hunting and Dune Safaris we use Land Cruisers but I believe they should rather have woman drive even if they are blond.
But then again look what we blonde drivers get up to. To my defence I was only told to change the hub's before driving into the river. I also have to tell you we did have red bull but it did not give us wings!!!!!!!!
11-09-2009, 03:13 PM #24
Sylvia congratulations to you and Shadai on your placing in the endurance race. That is outstanding. Our Canadian horses, if taken to your neck of the woods, would probably just disappear in a pool of sweat.
Your predicament with the land cruiser in the river is pretty funny, but I can assure you..........it has happened to a lot of people. A good friend of mine tried to cross a river in British Columbia with his 4x4 and it ended up floating down river until it hit a log jamb. It took three other trucks, winches and chains to get it out...........and it was not in very good shape by the time it was on the bank.
11-10-2009, 03:29 AM #25
Tell me about it. It happend so quick one moment we were driving straight and the next moment the river came down and dragged the car side ways.
When I phoned my dad afterwards to tell him the good news regarding his car the only thing he said as long as you put the hubs in everything would be ok.
And I did but it was to no use!!!
Man we've all been there. I once floated my truck in a stream for about 200 feet, thankfully the engine ran the whole time and it managed to get a grip on a bank in a place where I could inch it out of the streambed. That old trooper had a high water mark in it till the day I sold it. I think the worse one ever was I droppped my boat off the trailer and handed the bow line to my wife to hold while I parked the truck. By the time I got back I noticed the back of the boat was a foot lower than it should be. Sure enough my wife stood there watching the water fill in through the drain hole, no plug. My fault for not plugging the drain, but I honestly think she would have stood there and let the thing sink while she held the line.Macs Burke
11-10-2009, 05:00 AM #27
11-19-2009, 12:13 AM #28
"Giraffe driving" as opposed to cattle driving?
My gelding - "Pitzi" in front with Joco the Boerperd (African Mustang) visiting the homestead on our ranch:
My 7 year old Toyota 4X4:
And lastly; "Brandy" the Landy (WIP)... A project that started at the beginning of the year to convert a 28 year old Land Rover into a reliable hunting vehicle:
11-19-2009, 02:53 AM #29
Chris it is hard to beat hunting on horseback. Herding giraffe might be a bit of a hoot.........roping them would definitely be a challenge.
The old Land Rover project will keep you busy. I imagine parts are even hard to come by over there.........around where I live they are pretty much non-existent.
11-19-2009, 07:13 AM #30
You're right Kelly. Horseback hunting can be a lot of fun.
Yes, giraffe driving is fun too... it's amazing how close one can get to wild animals on horseback. Of course Giraffe are generally pretty tame and very inquisitive but we're getting close to other animals too - even Kudu and Bushbuck just stare at us when we ride past... Haven't tried to rope a Giraffe though... don't think I will
As for the Land Rover... well the picture I posted was taken when we started with the project and it looks a lot better now but needless to say there's a lot of work that remains to be done... getting there though...
11-19-2009, 08:28 AM #31
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c t safaris; if you do rope a giraffe be sure to get on video. and I am sure your horse won't be to proud of you.
01-10-2011, 04:44 PM #33
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Old Guy's Hunting Vehicle
I thought that this was a pretty neat thread a while back. I had been meaning to add to it, but didn't have time up until now...
No, it's not a Landcruiser (I know, I've owned two of them - an FJ40 and an FJ62), but my latest hunting vehicle is a heck of a lot better on gas and a smoother ride.
With the lightbar and winch, it looks like something a kid would drive, but it's really a vehicle for old guys! The extra lighting is for me - I've got a thinning retina and have poor night vision. The extra light really helps. The winch is for my fishing partner (same age as me) - he's got arthritis in both knees and I have to get him within 100 yards of the trout streams in northern Wisconsin - yes, we sometimes get stuck.
Here's the details:
2010 Toyota Tacoma - 4WD
6-speed manual transmission
N-Fab Light bar with Hella 500 driving and fog lights
Curt front receiver hitch
Northern Tool 9,000 Lb winch on a receiver hitch mount
300 amp DC plugs front and rear for winch power
Lakeland cap on box
Two 30-lamp waterproof LED light fixtures in cap
Thule removable rack system on cap
There's a cutoff switch under the hood that de-energizes the winch plugs so they don't short out when driving though water. I added an auxiliary fuse panel to handle the lighting circuits, relays and extra power points in the box and console.
Being able to mount the winch on the front or the rear is real handy. You can't always pull yourself out forward!
It's definitely not as tough as a 'cruiser, but it only spends about 5% of the time off road.
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