b'ALAYNE BLICKLEWhatever it is that makes it so rewarding, camping does take serious C amping with horses can bothplanning and contemplationeven practice. Then there are the details relax and exhilarate. It could be the fresh air, the expansive vis- of caring for your horses. How do you keep them secured at night? What if a horse gets sick in the backcountry? And how do you plan for enough tas, the solitude separating youfood and water?from crowds and traffic that soothe theCamping is all about simplicity and going back to nature. But adding soul. Or it might be the unique wildlifehorses to the picture means you must make many more considerations. seen along the trail or the bird calls highOnce you leave the arena and head up a trail, its a big, wide-open overhead as you watch the sunrise and sipworld out there, and all sorts of things can happen, says Robert Ever-sole, founder of Trail Meister, an online resource for all things trail rid-a hot cup of coffeeall in the companying and horse camping, whos based in Spokane, Washington. of your best equine buddy. Here are our sources top tips for getting ready to go horse camping.COURTESY TRAVEL ALBERTATheHorse.com | The HorseAugust 201921'