Well, we took a ride finally on Sunday. Here is the view from the bridge that goes over the Indiana Toll Road. I tried to get a shot of John and Zora on the bridge, but the girls were having no part of sitting still on that bridge while traffic raced by beneath them. The fence never used to be on top of the barrier like this -- we had a friend we used to ride with who was always afraid his horse would jump over the barrier onto the Toll Road and kill the both of them. Then they put up the fence, and his mind was finally at ease. We rode the section of the trail that we cleared, but did not bother to go all the way to the last section where the new landowners are promising to block it off. Though we did run into a guy riding alone, (on a very handsome Paso Fino with a positively beautiful gait) who said he had ridden all the way north on the trail from the County Park. He said he had to go around a bunch of stuff in the way at one point, but he made it. We still did not go all the way to that section -- just too depressing.
What made this ride so crazy was that The Girls were just so fired up! I guess they had not been out in about a week or so, and they just wanted to have fun. Keeping them under control, even Divna, was not easy. At one point where we know the terraine, we let them go....I swear, Divna was flat-out....It was AMAZING!!
When we got home, we gave them both a long overdue shower. I don't think they even noticed, because the grass was so tasty!