Unloading the mochila

Suzann Mongeau, Riley, lifts the mochila from her horse and hands it to Shawn Minge, Hanover, for the next leg of the Pony Express Re-ride Tuesday morning in front of Marysville’s Pony Express Museum.

Six-year-old Jayde Mongeau couldn’t wait to hop on the gelding that her mother, Suzann Mongeau, rode into town Tuesday morning as the annual Pony Express Re-ride arrived at Marysville’s Pony Express Barn Museum to a welcoming crowd.

First Suzann unloaded the mochila, the mailbag, from the horse and handed it to the next rider, who swung it over the saddle of his mount for the next leg of the journey toward California.