Sunday, February 20, 2011

1st and 2nd Ride Since Divna's Injury

Divna has finally healed up enough to go out on the trails. It is amazing how long it has taken this injury to heal. The wound is not completely closed, but it is way better than it was. The other amazing thing is that you can still see the marks on her neck from where the wire fence was around her. It has been over two months since the incident....


We started our ride by stopping to visit the neighbors horses. Here is Harley, Bubba, Ozzie, and the minature horse whose name I do not know....




We took the abandoned railroad line near our house. It has been about 2 months since we have ridden -- so we were concerned about how The Girls would behave, especially Zora. If she hasn't been out in a while, all she wants to do is run like the proverbial bat out of hell. Also, I did not want Divna running because she is still healing. But on this particular day we didn't think we would have to worry about it -- it was the perfect day to have the first ride in a long time...Because....

We have had a LOT of snow lately!!!

The snow was really deep, and it kept them slowed down. They went thru drifts up to their bellies. It absolutely took the wind out of their sails!

Here is John and Zora walking down the railroad line!


Ont he way back it started to get a bit dark on us, but with the moon and all that snow, we could easily see our way. Anyhow, I think The Girls have the trail memorized, and would find their way no matter what...


It was SO GREAT to be back in the saddle and on the trail. I really missed it..

We took a ride yesterday, too. The snow is about gone now because we have had some warm days. As a result, it was really muddy. I didn't get any pictures, but it was a great ride nonetheless.

I think The Girls were happy to finally be back out on the trail, away from the goofball Goat Boys, seeing some different scenery and getting a chance to stretch their legs.

I always say to John "These horses are the best money we ever spent!"

I stand by that.

5 comments:

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

I cant even fathom the snow you have, wow that is cold. What a great ride though, and so glad to see Divna is getting better. I bet she enjoyed the ride as well!!!

Jeni said...

Nothing like a deep snow ride to slow them down! Glad so Divna healed up enough to go out. Here's hoping the rest of it heals quickly.

Desert Rose said...

I would love to ride in snow that deep...of course on a trail that I and the horse knows really well!!! The scar does not look that bad...no proud flesh???

John and Regina Zdravich said...

Desert Rose -- Fortunately, no proud flesh....
Anytime you want to come on out to Northwest Indiana in the winter to do a snow ride, just let me know!!

Otisparks&recreationmgr said...

I have riden all 3 of my pals in Feb. Now to start on Mar. they all did fine so to speak, Even Timber!!