Hundreds Of Folks Make Journey To Mule Day On Horses & Wagons

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

Boston, GA- Hundreds of people from more than 25 states are making their way to Calvary, Georgia for Mule Day.

Their ride of choice? Horses and wagons!

"We get to see this state four miles at a time," said Wallace Turner, a Tifton, Georgia resident. "We just ride along and get to spend all this time together out there."

"You see about a thousand more things riding down a road on a horse than you do in a car and it gives you a little idea of what it was like 150 years ago when that was the only way to travel," added fellow horseback rider, Bob Edwards.

The riders and their companions started the journey Monday and travel about 20 to 30 miles a day.

They say every year they look forward to spending this time together.

"It's sort of like a family reunion, just the friendship, the fellowship out here, riding with them," said Turner.

Bennett Cunningham is from Tennessee. He's riding a wagon to Calvary. "The fun thing is just being with the people. It's just like a reunion, every year we get back together," he said.

One of the men along for the ride is completely blind. He says this experience is much better than driving in a car.

"On horseback, you get to feel the road that you're on, the tree line, the countryside is what you get to feel," said James Meacham.

The riders will stop in Beachton, Georgia Thursday then finish their journey Saturday, just in time for the 40th Annual Mule Day Celebration!

Mule Day Festivities will kick off Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 a.m.


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