the weekend of May 4-6, 2012, Cat Wright hosted the
first official wagon ride of the Community Draft Horse and Mule
Association for 2012. He held the event near Corinth Kentucky
in Owen county which is in the north central part of the state.
There was some heavy storms and rain overnight on Friday night and into
early Saturday morning. Conditions were overcast and humid when
the group left camp of Saturday morning, but by mid afternoon the sun
was out and the skies had started to clear. Early in the ride,
Homer Rader tried to demonstrate how his wagon could turn just like a
5th wheel wagon (it can't!) and he broke the receiver where his tongue
hooks to the wagon. Fortunately, there was a welder in the lead
wagon and, after a few hurried phone calls, Homer and the welder were
in a truck on the way to the shop with his tongue to have it
repaired. This delay stopped the proceeding for about an
hour. The rest of the day went well until near the end of the
ride when the driver of a little widow's cart got too close to the
wheels on a big wagon during a beverage transfer and found himself on
the ground with a bent wheel. Saturday evening, we had a great
meal and many in the group stayed until late in the evening enjoying
some talk and beverages under the full moon. By Sunday morning,
just about everyone had left and there were only two units left to ride
on Sunday. However, we still had some excitement when it was decided to
ford a creek instead of trying to cross a new grated steel
bridge that had been installed on the desired route. Both units
made it okay, but as you will see in the photos, there were a few
interesting minutes when Jeff Burton's team decided to
start down the creek instead of going up and out the other side. Thanks
to Penny Burton for operating my camera while I went down to assist
Jeff in getting his team turned back up the hill. Overall, it
turned out to be a great weekend with lots of fun and comraderie.
Best of all, I never needed my raincoat during the entire weekend!
Click on the links below to see photos from this event!
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