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Riding in good company can be a safer and friendly way to explore the beauties of the front-country and back-country trails of the 805 area. Join this meetup and participate in group rides, and find new like-minded riders who will share the trail with you. Anyone who owns and rides a horse or mule or donkey is welcome to be a part of this meetup. If you know good trails, meet new friends and show them the way. If you are new to the area, come along and follow someone who knows the trails. We are united by our love for the grace and power of the animals that make our explorations so very special. Exploring Happy Trails !!!

For these rides I don't have a number of hours in mind, actually. I always think it is best to have a talk with the group before we go out and the most important thing to me is to ride to the least rider. So if someone only wants to ride 2 hours, or has a rehabilitating horse or mule that can't do distance, I always say we ride to accommodate them. If that means a shorter ride and half the group wants to go back and the other half wants to split off and go longer, that works too. There really aren't any rules for this, just common courtesy.

Upcoming events (1)

La Purisima Mission sandy trails

La Purisima Mission

MeetUp to explore the sandy trails on the Mission property.
Gather at La Purisima Mission in Lompoc by 11AM.
Ride will be 2+ hours long with moderate, sandy soil, some hills.

While the trails in the forests are currently closed for 60 days to repair damage from the recent storms, we know that La Purisima is the best choice. The trails are sand and quick-draining, and the roads are wide dirt and well maintained.

There is a $6 parking fee to park at the Mission, $5 for seniors over 62.
Please bring a lunch and plan to eat after the ride at the trailers with your new and old equestrian friends.

Blog post showing the trails and photos is posted here:

http://www.muletrail.com/2022/08/2022828-slow-stroll-at-la-purisima.html

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Past events (127)

VICTORY RIDE at Live Oak Camp trails

Live Oak Camp