Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
|Casserly||Tim||Auran Bachlava (Arab)||1||12||5.28|
|Casserly||Tim||Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab)||1||12||5.28|
|Hubert||Ray||Penguin Beware (Standardbred)||2||12||4.8|
|Hahn||Sharon||My Cameo Love (Arab)||3||12||4.32|
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
|Casserly||Tim||Auran Bachlava (Arab)||1||25||11|
|Casserly||Tim||Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab)||1||25||11|
|Hahn||Sharon||My Cameo Love (Arab)||2||12||4.8|
Comments from Alice Hubert
It was a beautiful weekend for trail driving at Arkdale, WI and the Louise Riedel Memorial Ride. The temperatures were near perfect, and the humidity was low. Ride Management added a new loop this year which was challenging but do-able-for most. It wasn’t a good weekend for the Huberts. On Saturday, Goodnight Starship and I started off at a good clip; he was feeling good with three weeks off. We got about 1.5 miles from camp, and hit a tree root. This bounced the cart up, so I leaned to put the wheel back on the ground, but then the other wheel hit a stump, and I got thrown from the cart onto my face and elbows. Goodie took off, taking out a four inch thick sapling and eventually getting wrapped up in the lines and other parts of the harness. By the time I caught up with Goodie, he was lying down, with his right back leg below the left shaft, and the left back leg over it, wrapped in the hold-back strap. The lines were wrapped tight around the axle. My heart was racing as I slowly untangled him. But when I got done, he had one minor scrap on a back leg, but otherwise was fine. the GPS said he hit 20 mph at some point in that burst of panic. The cart was pretty well trashed, but all of it will be able to be bent or welded back into shape.
Sunday, Ray was on the same course, and got through the spot with no trouble. However, on the way back (this was an out and back loop) he hit that same tree root, hit a stump, and got bounced out of the cart but remained upright. He was able to get back in the cart, just in time to hit a huge stump which flipped the cart. Penguin was barley moving, but the motion of the flipped cart pushed him down to the ground in slow motion. Penguin ended up with some pretty serious scraps on both sides of his right rear leg, and the end of the left shaft put some gouges on his shoulder. Ray was fine, and the cart will just need some minor bending.
But everyone else seemed to have minimal trouble with that trail, and the rest of the course. We just recommend you take it slow!