Conley's Horse Photos
Richard Cain's Ride
weekend of July 7-8, Richard Cain invited the members of the Community Draft
Horse and Mule Association to his farm in Harrison County, east of Cynthiana,
Kentucky, for a weekend wagon ride.
Unfortunately, the high temperatures over that weekend were up into the area of
100° to 105°F and the entire area was under drought conditions. Your
photographer had another event on Saturday and was not able to join the group,
but there were only 3 wagons that rode that day. On Sunday, I arrived
around 9 AM and Richard Cain and Homer Rader were harnessing their teams and
getting ready to go. I rode with Homer on his wagon and, along with
Richard's buggy, we drove over to eat lunch at an old time store in a small
hamlet known locally as Barterville. The round trip distance was about 20
miles. On our way back to Richard's farm, we got caught in one of those
isolated thunderstorms that sometimes pop up on hot humid days. No one
complained about getting wet, however, as the rain was sorely needed.
Richard did have one close call when a bolt of lightening struck a tree quite
close to his team. Fortunately, we were on a long upgrade and his team
didn't spook! Although it was a hot ride, we had a nice time and really
enjoyed the day.
from the links below to see photos
from this event!
(Note that this photos are best viewed on a computer
that has a high speed internet connection!)
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