BighipI..that depends What class do you shoot in SASS?
That's pretty cool. The town I'm nearest had a grant given to council a few years ago to restore mainstreet to a "Historic Mainstreet" of days gone by, wooden sidewalks, antiqued storefronts, street poles & such.. was a bid to promote tourism in the dying rural areas. Anyway, buddy of mine & his girlfriend rode to town last Saturday for ice cream; hooked up with me at my closest pasture and made a big loop back to our main-yard. Ended up a 25(?) mile day if I recall... he told me when they were getting their ice creams in the store a crowd gathered around, nobody could believe their eyes seeing his horses out front (lol) Made the day for everyone, don't see many/any horses in town these days!!!Here is some "cowboy action" for you! I live near Tombstone, and you can ride your horses (or mules) into town. We would ride, armed, into town, tie them up at a hitch in front of Big Nosed Kate's, and get a beer and burger. You had to turn in your guns (note my Colt Army Special) when you arrived at the local drug store. They'd hang the gun on a peg, and give you a number. It was all very cool. Some of me and my wife, on two of our mules.
I'm pretty sure they don't want armed people walking around, other than the cowboy actors....
Back to Tombstone though; I was sure I read earlier this spring that Tombstone declared themselves an Open-Carry town or Open-Carry capital of the State (or something like that?) Someday I'd like to go there.
And regarding your mule.. you guys always ride with a Britchen' on? I've only ever knew them for packing. Have you got it on there to sturdy-up the saddle & keep it from rolling on the mules narrow back maybe?? (just curious)
now that's funny.i'm pretty sure they don't want armed people walking around, other than the cowboy actors.
I use a britchen or crouper on just some mules. The reason is some don't have any withers. When going down a steep hill, the saddle can slip forward. That bay mule, cricket (i still have her), is an expert at using that technique to get some grazing time. She's very barrel backed. When my son was riding her once, with no britchen, he paused on a steep hill, facing downwards. The mule took that opportunity to "accidentally" put her head down to graze, feeling the loose saddle from a couple hours of ridding.
Swish! The saddle slipped forward, all the way down her neck, my son riding it down until he landed on his feet in front of her head! She just looked at him, saddle around her neck, like "there...take that." and started eating. Mules don't like to exert themselves and so seldom buck. But they have other methods to get you off.
Let's not be forgittin Ideehoo....Texas, Arizona, Montana & Wyoming.. my kinda places. May the Farms & Ranches allow things to stay the old-way/the way they are forever. The Cattle, the ranches, the lifestyle; all of it. And may a sixgun always have its place out there.
A man after my own heart Its still fairly quiet around here, but Montana did just clear 1 million residents a couple years agoazshot; I checked back on that Tombstone comment.. it was Washington Times that had an article early winter regarding the town declared as the "Second Amendment City" (not Open Carry capital) Knew it was something along those lines though. Was dubbed with that title for its History and also in part with the States still-current relaxed restrictions for Open & Concealed carry. Not at all which is bad** I'm of the opinion that favors such things myself.
Texas, Arizona, Montana & Wyoming.. my kinda places. May the Farms & Ranches allow things to stay the old-way/the way they are forever. The Cattle, the ranches, the lifestyle; all of it. And may a sixgun always have its place out there.
I like the bucking rolls on your saddle. They are red, aren't they? Kinda looks like they have yellow stitching too. I also would love to have a canteen like that. Where did you find that one?
Yes mine loves .380 balls. And yeah I put slick shot nipples on them, as well as a boat load of other stuff to keep them running. I have not had the best of luck with these two guns. I just snapped the loading lever off one of them last time I shot it. Luckily a new uberti one from VTI fits just fine.I have a pair of 2nd gen Navys just like these. Do yours use .380 size balls? .375 seem too small in mine. And are yours fitted with slick shot nipples? Pretty sweet guns, sir!
Thanks Thought you might take a closer look than most.Garret said:I like the bucking rolls on your saddle. They are red, aren't they? Kinda looks like they have yellow stitching too. I also would love to have a canteen like that. Where did you find that one?