My yearly trip home is coming to an end and as I sit here watching the mountains to the west get lighter and lighter I just can’t believe I only have one full day left here in Montana.
However, just as when I left to come here…I’m excited to go but sad to leave.
The past few days, in between storm systems, we’ve done about as much driving as we could.
The horses pictured above had never all been driven together as a four, driven as pairs yes, but not all hitched together like you see here. The leaders had never been leaders before and the wheelers, never wheelers.
They did beyond excellent…they’d done it like they’d been sneaking out of their corrals at night practicing by moonlight all by themselves.
Leaders: Legend and Manny
Wheelers: Brew and Image
Driver: My dad, Alex
Passenger: Katherine, a driving student.
Vehicle: Marathon Vehicle – A four-wheeled horse drawn vehicle used for competition.
The next day, when we drove them again, we put every horse in a different position. The result was no different – they were fantastic!
It was great fun and even the ranch horses along side the road were thinking it looked like a blast.
I’m going to miss it but that old saying about good things coming to an end is running through mind right now. Of course I wish it wouldn’t but there are good things waiting for me in Michigan, like
haying my men. So goodbye Montana, till next time!
* All pictures courtesy of my mother !