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Saturday, June 8, 2013


Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Troyer Tony Heart of Valperaiso  (1/2 Arab) 1 12 5.28
Hubert Ray Penguin Beware (Standardbred) 2 12 4.8
Hubert Alice K-Macaroni  (Standardbred) 3 12 4.32

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Hubert Ray Penguin Beware (Standardbred) 1 12 5.28
Troyer Tony Heart of Valperaiso  (1/2 Arab) 2 12 4.8

Comments by Alice Hubert

We participated in our second drive of the season this weekend.   Kettle Moraine Southern Unit near Palmyra was in good condition this weekend.  The weather cooperated, as it didn’t rain until late in the afternoon on Sunday when we were all heading home.   The trails were nice; the ride manager said she had picked up all the rocks, but I am pretty sure our cart tires managed to hit everyone she missed.   The first two miles of this course are very rocky interspersed with deep sandy stretches.

Lil Kay behaved very well, for the most part, as did Penguin.  We learned that Lil Kay is a very good horse camp horse.  Except she learned how to grab the hay net, pull a bite out, and let the bag fall and bang into Penguin’s face as he was reaching for a bite. She also learned how to chase him around the hay net. The two of them turned the hay net into a May pole; they wrapped their lead ropes around the hay net, with nice even alternating wraps.  Very colorful.   We put up some clips on the line to keep her a reasonable distance away from him.

We had a little bit of trouble with riders on Saturday.  The riders were doing their best, but Lil Kay still doesn’t understand why she has to stop for them, since she didn’t have to when she was on the race track.   She will stop for a few seconds, and then start going.  When I ask her to keep standing, she starts backing up.  At one point we had stopped on the trail for a group of novice riders, and were doing alright until Penguin got frustrated waiting for them to decide if they were going to proceed or to get off the trail and let us pass.  Penguin reared up a bit, which startled one of the rider’s horses.  Ray was able to get Penguin settled, and then we had a group of riders come up behind us, and they decided they were just going to go on past, which made Lil Kay want to follow them. Eventually everyone got to where they wanted to go, and no one got hurt.

Sunday morning when we presented our horses to the vet, Penguin did quite well.  Lil Kay had excellent pulse and respiration, but when I trotted her for the vets, she came up lame. They diagnosed the issue as a swollen right front suspensory ligament issue.  Could be minor, or could be season ending, depending on what our local vets can figure out with a more thorough exam.  So Lil Kay stayed at camp, while Ray went out with Penguin.

Photos courtesy of Alice Hubert

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