Day 27: Saturday 29 July 2017
Another good nights sleep in a bed…
Weather at start of day, and for the rest of the day, was cool, overcast, with wind, making the riding quite cold at times.
Today was Horse Riding tour day.
In the beginning of the trip, we were introduced to our two best friends for the day: our 2 horses.
Whilst riding one of them, we lead the other horse beside us and later changed.
Our guides Nele and Beatrice explained everything, so that we could do this comfortably.
Riding Icelandic style with a “handhorse” is certainly a unique and wonderful experience.
The river crossings were also quite interesting.
During the ride we followed the Húseyjarkvísl stream and explored the glacial river delta Héraðsvötn, where we experienced a wide variety of birds and the impressive panorama of Skagafjörður mountains, while tölting on nice and comfortable riding paths.
Unfortunately, just before the half way point, there was a unfortunate incident, for which no one is to blame, whereby 4 of us fell of our horse whist cantering.
At the hospital, it was confirmed that Gunnar had broken his left collar bone, and was subsequently bandaged up with the classic figure eight pull-back strap and arm sling + pain killers.
Dina was the star of the day – she stayed on her horse, with no incidents, and enjoyed the whole experience.
We would like to sincerely thank all Hestasport Team for all their help and support, throughout this unfortunate incident.
Thanks a lot goes to Gergő, for collecting the injured so quickly, for diagnosing their condition in the field, and for taking them to the local hospital.
Thanks a lot goes to Magdalena in Hestasport office, for keeping track of the situation.
Last, but certainly not least, special thanks goes to Magnús, for his commitment and total support – really highly appreciated.
We would like to emphasise that Hestasport were in no way responsible for today unfortunate incident.
Horse riding has its inherent risks, and we simply had an unfortunate chain of events, that resulted in today incident.
We will certainly still be recommending Hestasport to all our website / blog followers and friends in the future.
They did a great job, and we are very happy with the way they professionally and sympathetically dealt with our unfortunate situation.
We “look forward” to seeing this video file and sharing it with you later….
As a consequence of todays incident, 4 of the ICE2017 Team are bruised and Gunnar also injured.
We therefore request an extension of our stay at our Hestasport cottage for 1 additional night, to allow us all to rest and recover, before moving on to our next destination.
We may have to adjust our agenda / plans, especially for the more rough road sections, as the constant rough shocks of F-road driving would not help the recovery of bruised bodies.
Thank you again to Magnús, who dropped in on us later in the evening, to check on our condition and to deliver some very welcome drinks.
Nice Sunset to end this eventful day….
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