Tuesday night, we arrived at Bison Ranch in Obergaard. That night and all day Wednesday, we dealt with winds of approx. 70 mph with gusts up to 90. That rv was rocking and rolling like I have never seen it. The top right and left pictures show the cute little mock western town we were parked beside. We understand that the tops of these stores are actually time-share condos. We all would have loved to have spent more time there but we were so concerned about our horses. At first, we had the rv parked and they were getting the full brunt of the wind. We decided that it would be better for them if we moved the rv to block the wind from them. What a mistake. That level of wind created something of a tunnel under the rv and they were pelted with loose dirt and sand. It didn't take long for us to realize we needed to move the rv back to the original position. Keep the winds in mind, it will be important during one of our next blogs.
The ranch also has a Percheron team complete with a semi for transporting. Marla is in the above center picture with Major. Marla is 5 ft tall which should give you some indication of the height of these horses. Just seeing their halters, harnesses and other tact was awesome. When we were walking toward the barn, Marla pointed out the horse shoe game hanging from the wall of an out building. As we were leaving and after closer view of the magnificent horses, we realized what she saw was their old shoes....not a game.
Thanks to Sylvia for allowing us to park beside her barn for a couple of nights.