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Horses + Machu Picchu = Magic By Suzanne Murphree

Suzanne & Jigante at Salkantay Pass 15213 feet above sea level Long before I knew of Bucket Lists I dreamed of going to Machu Picchu. The ancient Inca ruins tucked away high in the Andes Mountains of Peru have been a tourist and scholar destination since being “discovered” in 1911. Images of this abandoned city in the sky fill the pages of every world history text book of school children…or at least they did mine. They also filled my dreams of one day visiting this enchanting place. I never dreamed I would be able to trek to the outskirts of the Lost City via horseback. Mountain Lodges of Peru (ML of P) did a rarity in life… fulfilled my dream and expanded on it! I first learned of Mountain Lodges through The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC). This fine competitive trail ride organization had raffled off a ML of P horse trek and it caught my eye. Then my imagination caught on fire. Hiking the challenging Inca Trail no longer appealed to me but I still wanted to visit Machu Picchu. Take the train to Machu Picchu… or ride horses…. why not? Mountain Lodges offers a unique experience. Their “Ride the Salkantay Trail tour” is a lodge to lodge ride composed of 5 days of riding within 7 days. While hikers vie for coveted (and limited) slots to hike the 5 days or so to Machu Picchu I was able to admire the scenery from the back of a horse. A Quarter Horse Page 6

no less. These rugged, specially bred and trained horses packed me and my companions for the 5 day lodge to lodge journey along mountain passes, trails and roads traversing 9 bio-zones. My horse, Jigante, treated this like a walk in the park without acting like a deadhead. He was responsive and tough. This tough characteristic I came to really appreciate. We rode over Salkantay Pass which is over 15,000 ft. above sea level… pretty high for a flat lander like me. But the altitudes, the water crossings, the bridges, and the rocks are all in a day’s work for a professional mountain horse like Jigante. And yes, he lived up to his name. He was big. This isn’t any nose to tail tourist ride. Folks considering this ride should read the trip description thoroughly on the website and prepare accordingly. Many of the trails are solid rock with little room to negotiate. And those were the least worrisome ones. Other trails have drop offs with cantering allowed only on the wider mountain road which also have drops offs… making those the most worrisome for me. These are the Andes Mountains after all. Not to worry. The horses were great at this. Everything happened under the watchful eye of our head guide, Guido, who missed nothing. Guido and his team were always continued page 18 & 19

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT 3 Man Team Sorting Practice KeeKay Stables/Port Allen, Louisiana. 7:30pm. $25 for 5 rides-drawpot. Can ride more than 5 rides. If enough participants, jackpot after practice 2 rides for $10 w/ money payback. Call 225-268-7602 or 225-715-3180 Bogalusa Cow Sorting Practice 1st & 3rd Friday nights starting in March Crain Arena 12159 Hwy 1075 Bogalusa, La. 70427 FMI: Troy at 985-516-7507 or Blake at 985-285-0892 or find us on Facebook at Bogalusa Cow Sorting. May 4 Liverpool Riding Club “Come join our Family Riding Club” Tommy Day Arena 605 Felker Road Kentwood, LA 70444 check out our website FMI. lrc1.webs.com

May 10-11 Quiett State Stepper Trail Ride Brown Rd Ethel, LA Warren 225405-9466 or 225-964-9536 May 11 K & W Ranch Sorting Lauderdale County Agri Center, Meridian, MS Joey McCann, 601-416-1226 Cotton Country Open Horse Show N.E. LA Exhibition Center Ruston, LA, Judged Events Only, awards at each show. 318-548-0280 Timed Event Horse Show & 3D Barrels Bogalusa Community Arena Cash payout starts at 1pm bogacommunityarena@yahoo.com

Deep South Stock Horse Show Assoc Shady Park Arena in Central. This is an Open Show! Everyone can attend! Shows start at 10 am unless other7th Annual Ponderosa Ranch wise noted. Judged Events & Speed Events St. Jude Trail Ride 4 Age Groups, Each Group is Eligible for 9:30 am start $20/rider, wagons welDaily End Awards & End of Year Awards! come. Band Lunch & Supper provided, 225-266-0572

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May 17 Finally Friday 4-D Barrels Florida Parishes Arena, Amite Exh 6pm Books Close 7:30pm 504-4529707 May 17-19 Gran Mari Big 8 Trail Ride Rayne Exit Branch, LA Randolph 337-893-8608 May 18 NBHA LA06 #5 Florida Parishes Arena Amite Exh 11am books close 1pm 504-452-9707

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS May 18-19 2 Day Roping School Saturday & Sunday 9am, Hattiesburg, Forrest County Multi Purpose Center, Warm-up Arena. $350 tie-down, $300 breakaway, lunch provided both days. RV hookups & stalls available at center. Ernie Theriot 601-310-2329 Herbert Theriot 601-365-9115 May 19 Southern Horsemen’s Org (SHO) Open show, Judged & Timed Events Year-End Awards starts 9am Florida Parishes Arena, Amite, LA www.southernhorsemen.org info@southernhorsemen.org May 24-25 T-Stable Riders Trail Ride Plaquemine, LA Rodney 225-9067852 or Kamesha 225-806-8448 May 24-26 Crawfish Craze 5D Barrel Run Ike Hamilton Expo Center West Monroe, LA crawfishcraze.webs.com

May 31 Finally Friday 4-D Barrels Florida Parishes Arena, Amite Exh 6pm Books Close 7:30pm 504-452-9707 May 31-June 1 Trail Ride Lock & Load Riders V&G Place Tolbert, LA 225-270-9028 or 225-315-6734 June 1 NBHA LA06 #5 Florida Parishes Arena Amite Exh 11am books close 1pm 504-452-9707 Liverpool Riding Club “Come join our Family Riding Club” Tommy Day Arena 605 Felker Road Kentwood, LA check out our website for more info. lrc1.webs.com Liverpool Riding Club “Come join our Family Riding Club” Tommy Day Arena 605 Felker Road Kentwood, LA 70444 check out our website FMI. lrc1.webs.com

May 25 Horsin’Around Riding Club Averett Arena Loranger, La Barrels, Poles, Stakes & Quads Show starts at 5:30 gates open 3:30 FMI: Lisa @ 985-320-6369

Covington Co. Horsemen’s Assn Hwy 49 N, Collins, MS Show starts at 10 a.m. with halter and western/English classes Plus gaited & pony classes Running classes not before 1 p.m. All age classes from 6 and under to 18 and over Call Doyle Batte (601) 765-5713 or visit our website at http://cchassociation.webs.com/

SUGARSHEAUXS Sugarena show starts 9am New Iberia, LA FMI: Tim Guidry 337-365-7539, tguidry@sugarena.com www.sugarena.com

June 8 Timed Event Horse Show & 3D Barrels Bogalusa Community Arena Cash payout starts at 1pm bogacommunityarena@yahoo.com

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Trail Ride Flawless Riders Woodville, MS 225-933-2687 or 601-888-3966 June 15 BOOTS & SPURS SHOWDEO Buckle Series - Timed events with Barrels & Poles. 8 events $6 each - $35 for all (Members $25 for all events.) Registration 5pm, books close 6:30pm. Sweetwater Arena, Loranger. FMI call (985) 878-6868 or email admin@sweetwater-campground.com, or visit website at www. sweetwater-campground.com Youth Rodeo Crossbrand Youth Rodeo Association See our website for complete info www.crossbrandcowboychurch.webs. com Crossbrand Cowboy Church Arena. 51438 Averett Road, Loranger, LA. 7 pm Cotton Country Open Horse Show N.E. LA Exhibition Center Ruston, LA, Judged Events Only, awards at each show. 318-548-0280 Deep South Stock Horse Show Assoc Shady Park Arena in Central. This is an Open Show! Everyone can attend! Shows start at 4pm. Judged Events & Speed Events 4 Age Groups, Each Group is Eligible for Daily End Awards & End of Year Awards! 225-266-0572

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www.southernhorsemen.org info@southernhorsemen.org July 5-7 Mississippi Mafia Trail Ride Centerville, MS 601-395-6101 or 225-200-7044 July 6 Bogalusa Cow Sorting Crain Arena 12159 Hwy 1075 Bogalusa, La. FMI: Troy at 985-5167507 or Blake at 985-285-0892 or find us on Facebook at Bogalusa Cow Sorting. Youth Rodeo Crossbrand Youth Rodeo Association See our website for complete info www.crossbrandcowboychurch.webs. com Crossbrand Cowboy Church Arena. 51438 Averett Road, Loranger, LA. 7 pm July 13 SLTSA Port Allen Arena Books close at 8:00 am show starts promptly at 9:00 am Dawn Chiasson - bdchiasson@ charter.net

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July 20 BOOTS & SPURS SHOWDEO Buckle Series - Timed events with Barrels & Poles. Deep South Stock Horse Show Assoc 8 events $6 each - $35 for all Shady Park Arena in Central. (Members $25 for all events.) 8 events This is an Open Show! Everyone can $6 each - $35 for all (Members $25 for attend! Shows start at 4pm. Judged June 29 all events.) Registration 5pm, books Events & Speed Events 4 Age Groups, Horsin’Around Riding Club close 6:30pm. Each Group is Eligible for Daily End Averett Arena Loranger, La Sweetwater Arena, Loranger. Awards & End of Year Awards! 225Barrels, Poles, Stakes & Quads FMI call (985) 878-6868 or 266-0572 FMI: Lisa @ 985-320-6369 email admin@sweetwater-campground.com, or visit website at www. SLTSA Deep South Stock Horse Show Assoc sweetwater-campground.com Port Allen Arena Books close at Shady Park Arena in Central. 8:00 am show starts promptly at 9:00 This is an Open Show! Everyone can Horsin’Around Riding Club am Dawn Chiasson - bdchiasson@ attend! Shows start at 4pm. Judged Averett Arena Loranger, La charter.net Events & Speed Events 4 Age Groups, Barrels, Poles, Stakes & Quads Each Group is Eligible for Daily End FMI: Lisa @ 985-320-6369 Awards & End of Year Awards! 225-266-0572 Deep South Stock Horse Show Assoc Farr Park This is an Open Show! Trail Ride Royalty Riders Everyone can attend! Shows start at Deer Creek Lane Ethel, LA 10am. Judged Events & Speed Events 225-315-5219 or 225-270-7755 4 Age Groups, Each Group is Eligible List Your Clubs Events Free. for Daily End Awards & End of Year Deadline 18th of the preceeding June 30 Awards! 225-266-0572 Southern Horsemen’s Org (SHO) month. e-mail: Open show, Judged & Timed Events K & W Ranch Sorting bits-n-pieces@charter.net Year-End Awards starts 9am Lauderdale County Agri Center, Now ONLINE @ Florida Parishes Arena, Amite, LA Meridian, MS bitsnpiecesmagazine.com Joey McCann, 601-416-1226

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Machu Picchu

Photos: left - Trail riders coming down from the cloud forest below - Lost City of the Incas

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there to meet any needs from assisting with horses to taking pictures. The scenery was spectacular so a camera was a must pack item. Taking pictures on horseback can be a bit tricky and worthy of a bit of thoughtful consideration. A fellow NATRC rider (who had taken this trip) tipped me off on a wonderful water proof pommel camera bag by Trail Max. Indeed it did the trick. Fitting snuggly in front of my saddle I was able to “anchor” my camera to it with a springy key ring and snap away without worrying that I would “deep six” my camera over the mountain’s edge. At the end of the day I was feeling sorry for the majority of the hikers who were housed in tents and curled up in sleeping bags. ML of P provided fine lodges, gourmet meals and nice warm beds for our day’s end. The horses were well tended, fed and blanketed for the night. All around the lodge staff and wranglers were fantastic in tending to everyone’s needs both horse and human. Winding down the riders enjoyed great company, a wonderful Peruvian dinner and were briefed about the next day’s itinerary by Guido. He always had something exciting to tell us about. He clearly enjoyed his job. The adventure isn’t all about horseback riding. It’s about Machu Picchu, too. And getting there involved other means of transportation. Saying goodbye to Jigante at the end of Day 5 and the last lodge was tough. Jigante had carried me across some of the most famous mountains in the world. He deserved a good pat and a tender adios for making wonderful memories with me. What a horse! That evening Guido regaled us with amazing stories about the famous Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. We were all mesmerized and ready for the grand finale. Would it match our expectations? Day 6 of our tour had interesting options. The adventurous could take a memorable morning hike through the mountain jungle to the Machu Picchu Town (aka Aqua Calientes) bound train station. The more leisurely inclined could choose a ½ day sipping Peruvian coffee at the lodge and then van ride to the train station. Either way the train ended at the wonderful Inkaterra Hotel with yet another glorious meal and final briefing by Guido. Anticipation was building. Bits & Pieces - May, 2013

Day 7: Machu Picchu. What can I say? It was indeed a Grand Finale. The ancient mountain city is much bigger and much grander than I anticipated. The pictures of Machu Picchu don’t do it justice. This rock hewn citadel is nearly intact after centuries of abandonment giving it the eerie feeling that the inhabitants might return at any time. The gold seeking Spaniards never found it to destroy it. I looked around at my riding companions’ faces. The feeling seemed to be mutual. We have traversed the mountains to come here and we were all astounded…and amazed. What a wonderful ending to such an interesting trip. We were so happy that we made this journey together. This is what memories are made of… Machu Picchu Magic Memories. Machu Picchu sits there still. Almost intact and waiting for modern day visitors to come, admire… and dream. Happy trails from Suzanne and Princess Lola (who stayed at her flat land home) and Jigante (who is at home in the mountains) For more information: Mountain Lodges of Peru: www.mountainlodgesofperu.com ask for Valerie, ML of P travel specialist Valerie@ mountainlogesofperu.com The North American Trail Conference: www.natrc.org Trail Max pommel bag: www.trailmaxsaddlebags.com

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Boarding Red BenoitTraining Stables 70363 Old Military Rd Covington, LA 985-892‑6884 Voelkel Farm Lighted arena, round pen & walker 81015 Lee Road, Covington, LA 985-373-2503-cell-days 985-893-0347-nights

Computers NEED HELP WITH YOUR COMPUTER? Computer Services: Viruses removed, Slow computers tuned-up, Bought a new computer and need to transfer files? Computer and Laptop Repair Need a Web Page? Home & Small Office Network Setup, Routers, WiFi and training by the hour my location or yours. Steve 985-796-4663

Diesel Repair Tangi Diesel Performance LLC Powerstroke, Cummins, Duramax 1000 W. Coleman Ave Hammond, LA 985-549-1991

Feed & Hay

MKL Farms Stable or Pasture Board 4434 Country Dr Bourg, LA 985-594-9544 mklfarms.net

JPJ Farms Hay Sales & Trucking Coastal & Alacia Bermuda Hay Delivery Available 985-981-2427

NOLA Movie Ranch Full service boarding, 31 stalls, 2 wash rooms, 24/7 on-site staff, training, lessons, indoor arena, round pen, pastures on 25 acres. Open to the public; limited availability. Give us a call. 75181 Hwy 1083 Covington, LA 70435 985-773-1088 NOLAMovieRanch@aol.com

Mid Point Feed & Seed 19744 Hwy 40 Covington, LA 985-892-2002

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Total Equine Building a Better Horse One Scoop at a Time! Becky Cannizzaro 985-807-5304

Feed & Hay Quality Feeds, Inc. “Our name says it all” Performance, Breeding, Maintenance & Custom Feeds. The only Kentucky Equine Research Team member in Louisiana. We carry Alfalfa, Timothy & Coastal hay. Call or come by. 985-893-3889 18142 La Tung Rd, Covington, LA

Fertilizer Liquid Solutions Premium Fertilizer for horse pastures & hay land Starting at 35¢/acre 662-328-3132 or 662-328-GROW

Horse Shoeing Roger Hunt, Jr. Corrective Shoeing & trimming 985-795-9091

Horse Sales Larry Meadows Mize, MS www.larrymeadows.com 601-733-5439 Southwest Horse Company Buy • Sell • Trade All Breeds John Christiana - Bush, LA 985-886-2250/985-630-3283cell southwesthorsesale.com.com

Horse Sitting/Hauling Horse Sitting/Hauling local horse sitting and hauling Experienced/References 985-630-6119 Bits & Pieces - May, 2013


Notary Service NOTARY SERVICE Eddie Pauratore 19288 Section Road, Covington, LA 985-892-8745 Eddie, a Retired Attorney and Administrative Law Judge, is available to NOTARIZE DOCUMENTS AT THE FARM ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. Please call first.

Real Estate Doug Rushing Realty, Inc. 601-876-3409

Saddle/Tack Repair

Trailers P & R Enterprises, Inc. Horse, Cargo & Utility trailers Hwy 25 Folsom, LA 985-796-9898 Ranch Outlet Trailer Sales 113 E, Gloria Switch Lafayette, LA 337-235-0795

Trainers Arndt Training Stable Breaking & Training, Sales prep, Lay-ups, Turn out, horse transportation Licensed Trainer 985-630-1854 Red Benoit Training Stables Covington, LA 985-892-6884

Holden’s Saddle Repair & Custom Made Tack Bush, LA 985-886-3602

Rawhide Blackwell Quarter Horses AQHA Professional Horseman 56292 N. Cooper Rd Loranger, LA 985-878-0306 985-517-8787

T&R Saddle & Tack Repair Custom Leather Goods and Awards Boot Repair Loranger, LA 985-878-2800

Derek Hammond Colt Starting Bar-H Farm Bush, LA 985-773-8163

Shavings / Bedding

Matt Howell Circle M-D Training Center 20289 Hwy 1062 Loranger, LA 985-878-3655

Veterinary Cooper’s Mobile Veterinary Service Equine Medicine, Acupuncture and Chiropractic 24 Hour Emergency Services Dr Keith Cooper, DVM, CVA 18221 McKay Lane, Franklinton, LA 70438 Office: (985) 839-9557/ Fax: (985) 839-5838 Greene, Lewis & Associates, Inc. Equine Veterinary Clinic & Hospital 24 hour Emergency Service Gary M. Greene, DVM, DACT, Hunter S. Lewis, DVM, DABVP, Barry V. Strickland, DVM, Ashley R. Berthelot, DVM, 17737 Hwy 40, Covington, LA 985-893-3839 www.greenelewis.com Kleinpeter Equine Veterinary Services, LLC Specializing in state-of-the-art preventative care and sports medicine Chat Kleinpeter, DVM Heather Garcia, DVM 39088 Hwy 42 Prairieville, LA 70769 225-744-4671 www.kleinpeterdvm.com

D I R E C T O R Y

Western Stores

T.S. McBeath Sales & Boots Sales Management & Horse Training Ranch Outlet Atlas Feed Mills, Inc. 10091 Co. Rd 216, Union, MS 3324 NE Evangeline Thruway 816 Grant Ave 601-656-7034 (I-49)Lafayette, LA Breaux Bridge, LA 337-234-5015 $4.99 No Limit! Stephen Woodard 337-332-1466 Foundation Horse Training Riding lessons available S + S Farms & Trucking Off Hwy 450 between Folsom and Bulk Delivery or Load your Truck Franklinton, LA 985-795-1035 Franklinton, LA

985-839-6626 or 800-839-6626

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