Conley's Horse Photos
2013 Morris Summer Ride
Shelton Morris invited the members of the Community Draft Horse and Mule Association
to come to his place in Montgomery County outside of Mt Sterling, Kentucky over the weekend of August 10-11 for a weekend wagon ride.
Unfortunately, there were several days of scattered rain showers leading up to the weekend and the weather forecast for the weekend itself
was calling for more of the same. As a result, only a couple of the club members showed up for the ride. Shelton had a great place for
everyone to camp and while there was a little muddiness, conditions in the camping area weren't that bad. Skies were overcast on Saturday
and the ride only had 4 units, one of which was Shelton's 18 foot "people mover". He pulled it with his span of three mules. The only
weather problem that did occur on Saturday was a brief downpour which happened at a very convenient time, as we had just stopped to take
a lunch break at an Amish farm. Otherwise, we got the 20 mile ride in just as planned. There was a fairly nice sized crowd for supper on Saturday
as many of Shelton's Amish neighbors along with several other friends and family members were on hand. Shelton and Brenda had prepared
a lot of food in addition to the food contributions provided by those attending, so I'm certain that no one went away hungry.
Sunday morning started with intermittent blue skies with many broken clouds. We only had 3 units that rode on Sunday. Shelton's family and
friends were all heading home so he was riding by himself in his small buggy. Our club president, Homer Rader had gone home on Saturday night and returned
with his team of Norwegian Fjords to pull his new wagon instead of the greys which he had used on Saturday. Danny Crawford was the third unit on
Sunday with two of his mules. We only rode about 11 miles and when we returned to the farm, we sat down to a nice large supper of Saturday's
leftovers before we headed back home.
It's too bad that it had to be rainy leading up to and during this event, but those things happen. I still took a lot of photos of those who
were there, so click on the links below to see some of what occurred.
Click the link below to see photos
from this event!
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