8/25/08 - Franklin, NH - This was a day of rest for me and the horses. More than that, it was a day where wonderful people stopped by and shared their dreams, and support for the horses and I.
Before I discuss the day further, I want to express my deepest gratitude for all the supporters of my modest venture. In particular I would like to say thank you to Shayne, Mark and John. Words couldn’t express my gratitude.
Before a lunch, I straightened things up, then gave each of the horses a good bath. They rewarded my efforts by immediately rolling in the grass and dirt. For an encore presentation, they galloped and bucked around their 1/2 acre enclosure. Joyce was carried away by the moment and jumped the fence - fortunately she was easy to catch.
Lunch was a couple of burgers and a beer. This evening, several folks stopped by to show their support, including Shayne and her sister (mom), and good friends Mark and John.
The pictures show: My lunch, Mark and his girlfriend, and Pam, who got her first horse ride on Dolly.
A fantastic day. Tomorrow, we’re headed west on Rte. 11 towards Andover.
My only regret for this trip so far - “Why did I wait so long to take it!”