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Day 9 – Indiana, Hill and Dale

Day 9 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Horses in Louisville

What a day!  I rode a horse.  Outside of about 3 trail rides over the last 17 years, I haven’t truly ridden a hunter/jumper until today.  It was so fun to be back in the saddle again, though it didn’t last long as I got bucked off.  At least I landed on my feet.  Horse smell to me is an aroma.  I love it!  I could have sat at the barn all day and watched people ride.  It was so hard to leave Bobby and Karen.  Such a blast from the past!

For those of you who know Karen and Bobby, they have a great little barn – 9 stalls or so.  Their paddocks are spectacular – 5 huge turnouts, full of grass – a horse’s dream.  The horses are great – fat, pretty, and show material.  They are still showing, mostly in Tennessee and in Mississippi, I think.  Bobby got his big R, so he is judging a lot, and they have one investor who likes to buy horses, so he gets to go to Europe every now and then.  They’ve got a great house and lucky for me an extra bed.  And as always, a dog to boot.