9/19/12, Honey Lake, CA (Coord. N. 40 deg, 15.910 min; W. 120 deg, 28.404 min)
This was one of those really special days on the wagon. The lads and I got a chance to visit an elementary school, then went on to meet some terrific people all day long.
This morning, before I left the retirement home, I was visited by Dede, a teacher at the Richmond school, located just south of Susanville. She invited me to visit their school and talk to the kids. I made my way slowly across town, stopping often to talk to people and let other kids see the horses. The two Belgians were pulling and Bill made sure they set a good pace.
At 10 am, i pulled in front of the school as the kids were filing out. The teachers did a great job keeping the children lined up so I could safely approach with the horses. I really enjoy these sessions and try to make them as interactive as possible. Having some rather large horses that really like kids, itís easy to keep everyone involved. I talk for only a short time and try to ask a lot of questions. Being a rural community, about a third of the children either have horses at home or interact with them somehow.
Iíll let the pictures tell the rest of the story of our visit to the Richmond School.