Rest days are very important to the horses. I like to drive 3 days rest 1 then drive 3 days and rest 2 days seems to be the best pattern for Renegade and Star-Buck. In the last 13 days I went from Brule NE to just east of Lyman NE. Here are some of the Sights I seen along the way.
I am in open range country which means cattle guards and Gates here are some pictures explaining what that means.
I’ve hit the North Platte River Valley and it’s beautiful. I’ve been traveling south of the Platte River on the Oregon Trail. I’m on a beautiful road through open range land. Driving through open range is a beautiful except that when you have open range you have cattleguards. On road 54 south of Lisco Ne. I’ve had to open up and pass through 9 cattleguard gates. Still I enjoyed the drive today.
An old house you could feel the history
I’ve made Brule NE and the Oregon Trail today. It was a wet cold day but made it to a great host. I’ve decided that I am going to do the smart thing and not do California Hill. But here is a picture of me and Schatzie at the beginning of the California Hill.
First thing is I crossed into Nebraska today. Second thing is I am now in the mountain time zone. Third thing is thanks to some very nice people I’m parked at the fairgrounds in Benkleman NE. God is great.
The wind was rough today really kicked up the dust.
It was a good day the boys moved along at a steady pace. I’m going to have to get a different collar for Renegade, his is still rubbing his neck. I’ll be resting for a couple of days in Levent KS. I drive for three days then rest one then drive for three days and rest two.
04/19/2019 My hosts Stacey and Tina are awesome. There apparently is not many farriers in North West Kansas. I was hoping my boys could go another week before I needed to reset their shoes but Renegades shoes slipped lose and the nails bent a little so when I tightened it up it was out of place. Which might cause an abscess because it was on the sole of the hood instead of the wall. My Hosts called very one they knew who might know a farrier and got a hold of onw that would come out and do my Boys. He will be here today at 930. A big Thank you goes out to them.
April 15. Didn’t realize I had fell behind on my posts. So here is a update. My Daughter-in-law has passed away on April 1 so I drove from Garden City Kansas to say goodbye to one of the sweetest ladies I ever had the privilege to know. She will be missed very much. Then when I got back to Kansas there was a cold front coming through and I decided to stay where I was till it passed over. I am now in Scott City Kansas at the Scott County Free Fairgrounds where I’ll be resting the boys tomorrow. Thank you to Scott City for a place to stay. I’ve also added my route for the next couple weeks. If you know anyone along this route or near it please ask them if the world hosts me
I am in Cherokee Oklahoma I am at the fairgrounds and my boys are in stalls and I have access to an arena so in between rain storms I can turn them out and let them run and play. It is supposed to rain the next couple days so I’ll be staying here till Thursday mmorning. I’ve got all the hay I need thanks to Bill Allen a fine gentleman here in Cherokee Oklahoma.