R&R

Maddi tells me that Mara B is really shedding out at home. My day was for reading and relaxing, and I’m sharing my book titles with you.

Valentine Hello

Sharing a favorite Instagram post and a sweet glance from Ms Mara with you this Valentine’s Day. We love our Mara Moments followers 💛 please be our valentine.

Venturing Out

Not sure if Mara B ventured out to far from the round bale today. However we had great hiking adventures here, seeing fishermen, sun worshipers and rolling waves. We’re enjoying the sea spray and Mara is enjoying her time off.

Triple S

Sun, sand and sea for me today while Mara B enjoys Maddi and our paddock friends at home. Mara gets to try some new connections while I stride along the salty sea with Joe and Jay this week. A change of routine and rituals for both of us.

Ride with Chance

Just by chance, Mara B and I were tacking up and riding at the same time as Aubrey and her horse Chance! So today’s horse time spanned the generations, highlighting the ageless fun for gals and their horses. It was a treat for us.

Shadows on Snow

Mara B and I rode in the hay field and around the stable grounds this afternoon. The bright sunshine cast beautiful snow shadows that were brilliant and sharp for us to enjoy. Deep snow, blue skies and chilly temps also topped off today’s winter ride.

Before and After

Mara had another frozen ice ball in her hoof this morning, and also had her farrier appointment today. The before photo shows the challenge for horses walking on a snow packed hoof. After her trim, her hooves were in much better shape. Mara and I both enjoyed Brian and Dillon, her friendly farriers and we rely on their talents for carrying for her feet.

Warming Room & Stretching

On cold days like today I always head first to the warmest room in the Barn, the bathroom to warm up Mara’s bit. We then had really good arena ride time, trotting circles and doing stretching exercises. Mara and I both admit to needing some improved flexibility, and today Mara had some practice. It just felt good to be back in the saddle, for me.

Ice Balls


Continuing bitter cold has us dealing with ‘ice balls’ or ‘snow balls.’ Chunks of ice and snow accumulate on the bottom of Mara’s hooves and the build up creates the ice ball. So bringing her into the warm(ish) barn and using a hoof pick I carefully try to remove most of the packed snow and ice. Today Mara also met up with Spice in the indoor arena, however they were really mellow and didn’t play much. We’re all just looking for a warm up!

Rosie + Peanut 


Rosie is the new horse in Mara’s paddock and the two mares have been ignoring each other! Peanut the popular stable pony happened to be in the barn this afternoon and we learned that he is 22 years old! It’s always fun to say hi to Peanut. Mara and I spent our time in the indoor arena stretching and moving and then she had some food and grooming. Special cat JAC (aka Socks) who often keeps us company joined us again today, and we like that. These pals warmed us up on one more very cold day.