The only downer was when Kid 1 hopped up on Valentine behind Kid 3 and ended up accidentally getting kicked in the ankle bone when Valentine scrambled up an embankment right before we got to the lake. X-rays showed it to be "just" a bruise, but it was Thursday before she could put any amount of weight on it. Yesterday she over did it a bit, so this morning she was back on crutches for a while.
The most impressive part of the whole misadventure was watching Kid 1 gait and lope Piper back to the trail head riding sidesaddle with Kid 4 doubled up behind her--Kid 1 couldn't use the stirrup with her bad ankle cuz it pressed right on the bruise. We probably would have walked more under the circumstances, but we were racing a thunderstorm that was rolling in.
Since we had 4 kids sharing 2 horses, that meant I ran most of the 4.5 miles back to the trailer. I was feeling it the next day. Obviously I need to hit the trails more often!