While the lads were munching, I used the time to get ready for the next segment of the trip. Leaving Burns, we have a 140 mile crossing of the high desert to the town of Lakeview, in southern Oregon. With the drought and open range, I donít expect to find any significant amount of forage for the horses. Also, sources of water can be as far as two or three days apart.
When I pull out in the morning, the wagon and trailer will be fully provisioned with food and water. Hereís a list of the horse supplies:
Hay (8) 100 lbs bales
Oats (10) 50 lbs bags
Water 118 gallons (twenty reserved for my use)
This is 2250 of feed and water alone, which is enough feed for 8 days and water for 3 days and 2 nights.