Conley's Horse Photos

2012 Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Association

Annual Fall Wagon Train

This year, the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Association (SIDHMA) decided to try something new for their annual Fall wagon train held from September 8th through September 16th.  Instead of the usual routine of moving from place to place each day as they followed various back country roads throughout southern Indiana and north central Kentucky, the group decided to set up camp at the farm of one of their members, Dexter Marsch, and to conduct daily wagon rides on the many backroads in the area of his farm near Hawesville, Kentucky.  The initial plan was to move to another farm on Wednesday of the week and return back to Dexter's on Friday evening.  However, things went so well at Dexter's place that the decision was made early in the week to just remain camped there for the entire period.  The weather was gorgeous all week with very comfortable temperatures and no rain except on the Friday night before the ride started and some light showers on the last day as everyone was preparing to go home. Dexter and his family were great hosts even to the extent of providing the group with hot biscuits for breakfast each morning. A few riders who had other matters to attend to came and went during the week,  but there were 7 to 10 wagons on each day's ride along with a like number of outriders.  I took in excess of 4,000 photos over the entire 9 days, but you will note that the number of photos displayed here for each day decreases as the week goes on.  Quite frankly, many of the photos of wagons on the road taken later in the week look very similar to those taken earlier in the week and we don't want to bore our website visitors with a lot of repetition.  A "Slideshow" DVD or CD with  all of the photos displayed here on the site for this event is available for $39 including shipping.  Click here for more information about our offerings and how to order.

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Slideshows *

Day 1 - Saturday 9-8-2012

Day 1 - Saturday 9-8-2012

Day 2 - Sunday 9-9-2012

Day 2 - Sunday 9-9-2012

Day 3 - Monday 9-10-2012

Day 3 - Monday 9-10-2012

Day 4 - Tuesday 9-11-2012

Day 4 - Tuesday 9-11-2012

Day 5 - Wednesday 9-12-2012

Day 5 - Wednesday 9-12-2012

Day 6 - Thursday 9-13-2012

Day 6 - Thursday 9-13-2012

Day 7 - Friday 9-14-2012

Day 7 - Friday 9-14-2012

Day 8 - Saturday 9-15-2012

Day 8 - Saturday 9-15-2012

Final Breakfast - Sunday 9-16-2012

Final Breakfast - Sunday 9-16-2012

 

 

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