Friday, May 25, 2012

3rd Annual RMF Obstacle Course Weekend

May 19-20 -People started arriving on Friday and we finished setting up the obstacle course! Aime and Tollie help fix a great dinner for everyone with their great baked chicken! Saturday morning I fixed breakfast for those who were staying and then we were off and going the whole day!

I have several new obstacles this year, a mattress, step up block, large tires, water tarp and a sand pit! So the group had a great time working with all the obstacles. The weather us just so perfect we could not believe it! The nice breeze kept it from getting really hot and also added to the obstacles with some moving parts! The Pot luck was a great success with all kinds of really good food for lunch!

Most of the time during the weekend the number of mules out numbered the number of horses, which made me proud! I was impressed with every ones horsemanship and patience with the equines at some of the tougher obstacles! That's what this is all about! Kayla came for the weekend and helped me out as well as taking a ride on Sadie Mae!  Saturday we went on a nice trail ride in the fields around my house!
Saturday night, eleven of us went to the steak house for dinner. The food was good but we had some very entertaining conversations! We stashed mules and horses everywhere for the night, all of them got along and no one make a ruckus during the night!  Sadie got to see her boy friend Cletus! Check out Cletus The Mule on Face book! He has some rather funny posts!
Cletus and Sadie Mae
Sunday was another beautiful day! I had a few new people show up and others that had spent the night were up and riding the course again! Tara and Vicki had such a good time they actually stayed another night! The highlight of Sunday was when Beverly brought her new leased pony Moe, a miniature horse! Before lunch Bev took Moe through all the obstacles, even over the mattress. He looked like he might like to lay down for a nap on it! I helped her hook him up for a drive and she took Kellie for a ride around the pasture!

Many thanks to everyone for coming! We raised $220 for Stolen Horse International and had a wonderful time too!  A special thank you to all of you who helped set up and also helped clean up the course!
I could not believe how great the weather was because last year on the event weekend, we had tornadoes in Raleigh.

On Saturday a professional photographer came and took photos for us: Bryan Pittman from Sliver of Time Photography.  Here is a link to his web site, where you can see all of his photos! 

Here are a few photos I took:
 Coal and Terri! 
 Bev and MOE!!! 

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