Each year in the Fall, the members of the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Association
get together for a 10 day wagon ride. In the past this involved moving camp daily as the group traveled around southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.
Over the past couple of years, the group has decided to set up camp somewhere and ride their wagons in that area for a few days before moving on
to another area rather than moving camp every day. This makes for a much less hectic, more relaxing week. Responsibility for the evening meal each day was
shared amoung the members with one member taking each day of the week. This year the group spent their first 3 days at the
camp of the late Danny "Rabbit" Sommer, a long time member and officer of the club. His family has named the camp The Rabbit Hole in his memory. This part of Perry County
is right on the Ohio River and is full of hills and national forest lands. On Tuesday, we rested the animals and moved the camp about 20 miles to Bristow, Indiana
at the other end of Perry County. This area is less hilly and primarily rural with lots of gravel roads. We had cool, dry and sunny weather the entire week with the first
few frosty mornings of the season. We averaged 5 to 7 wagons each day and had plenty of visitors who visited the camp or filled the wagons. During the week, we had a few
minor mishaps, but no people or animals were serioulsly hurt and no equipment was damaged. By Saturday, everyone was tired or had other things to do, so our Friday ride
was our final day of riding. Overall, it was a really great week. Congratulations go out to the planners and all of the members for making this such a fun adventure.
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