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Saturday, Jun 29, 2013


Last First Horse Place9 Miles9 Pts9
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Keating Susan Belle (Haflinger) 1 12 5.28
Hubert Ray Penguin Beware (Standardbred) 2 12 4.8

Sunday, Jun 30, 2013


Last First Horse Place10 Miles10 Pts10
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Keating Susan Belle (Haflinger) 1 12 5.28
Hubert Ray Penguin Beware (Standardbred) 2 12 4.8

by Alice Hubert

Ray and I went to My Back Yard in Wyanet IL for a competitive trail drive.  Lil Kay came along as a companion for Penguin.  She is still lame on her right front suspensory ligament, and most likely will be on rest for a month or so to make sure she heals. At our next drive, we will leave her home, because she is actually quite bothersome for Penguin.  She would stand in the middle of the little pen we built for them, and proceed to launch kicks at Penguin until she got him pinned in a corner.  So she spent most of the weekend tied to the trailer so he could get some peace and quiet.  She may be little and cute, but she has a bossy streak! 🙂

My Back Yard takes place at the farm of Larry Allen, and his daughter Jen. They maintain miles of nice trails on their land, and some of their neighbors’ land.  The course is a mixture of woods, gravel roads, and field roads.  There are a couple of somewhat steep hills, which got very slippery with all the rain we had on Saturday.  Some of the wooded trails are very “technical” with some sharp turns requiring careful maneuvering. It is an excellent driving course.

There were about 25-30 rigs parked in the area.  We took Duke along as our camp guard. He sure is a good traveling dog.  In the “Penguin Searching for Treats” Penguin is sticking his nose into the trailer to see if we would feed him treats.

Note from Lori Windows

Jen worked very hard to make a separate trail for the drivers and it paid 
off.  We had three teams all driving both days.  And we needed that trail 
because of Saturday's rain.  We moved all the riders to the little less 
technical, much less muddy driving trail so we could all finish safe and sound.
A big "Thank You" goes out to Alice Hubert.  Sorry her horse is lame, but it 
helped us out.  Alice spent all day Saturday working with the vets.  She 
also donated some great doggy treats for the team awards.  Unfortunately, I 
was the only one old enought (or one who had lead a stoned enough young life) 
to know why I kept on saying, "Go ask Alice."
Lori Windows

by Alice Hubert

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