Ruth….running free

A wonderful next stage yesterday for two of Honey’s Pledge special residents.

Remember Ruth who came to us almost two years ago?

It has been a long haul with surgery to remover her eye and repair her leg ($8,000 of vet costs funded by us), but yesterday marked yet another new beginning for a special horse.

Until now we have kept Ruth is smaller paddocks with a companion to minimise the risk of any harm to her vulnerable leg. Stage by stage she has been moved to larger areas.

Yesterday was the big day. Leading Sophie, with Ruth and Troy following, I opened the gates to the ‘grasslands’…around 100 acres of grass and woodland where many of the horses spend the summer and autumn running as a herd.

Everyone loves the grasslands and Ruth and Sophie have not been permitted out there until now.

I took off Sophie’s headstall and the two mares trotted off for a look around, then did a U turn and galloped back past me, flying like the thoroughbreds they are.

It did not take them long to join the two herds with Daniel, Bear, Ginger, Cody, Manfred, Princess and Robbie, as well as Troy.

Here are Ruth, Sophie and Troy resting up after a big day.