6/29/10 - 7/2/10
6/29/10, Dyke, CO - The team put in a long day, driving 22 miles to reach the home of my good friend Chuck Baley. For most of the day’s journey, traffic was heavy, and I frequently pulled over to let cars and truck go by.
During the morning, we climbed Yellowjacket hill, so I had the lads pulling in the Unicorn. We made good time and stopped to chat with several people along the way.
After reaching the top of the hill, I pulled Doc off the front of the hitch and put him behind the trailer. The weather was great and we had an easy pull to the restaurant at the base of Chimney Rock Hill. The Amigos were getting a little tired, so I put Doc back out front again. Doc was so full of energy, that most of the remainder of the day he pulled the wagon all by himself. Bob and Bill just hung back in their traces and let him ‘go to town’. The “Dock-ster” was in his ‘Seven Dwarfs’ working mode and was going to town (probably humming “Hi-Ho, Hi Ho” the whole time.
We pulled into Chuck’s place, and he immediately had a set up like kings. While I was taking care of the lads, Chuck did some leather mending for me. He fixed Bob’s Halter, put a rivet on one of my spare collars, and sewed leather straps to hold the rings on my Cross Lines (I run with metal rings positioned just ahead of the cross lines to prevent the lines from pulling through the hames rings if one horse pulls to far ahead of the other - If you don’t do this, a line can hang up and you can lose control of the team).