Mara and I are outside gals, but puddles and wet conditions kept us in this afternoon. The indoor arena is great on a day like this. Trotting and investigating what’s new entertained us both.
My new phone case is from Healing Helen, an artist in British Columbia. I love her unique ink pen art with a focus on spirit animals. Helen and I connected through Instagram. Today I showed Mara B my new phone case and I look forward to carrying it along each day. Here’s the link to Healing Helen’s website.
Directly behind the outdoor arena is a small “grassy meadow” that today was full of Cornflowers or Bachelor Buttons! A beautiful blue treat that Mara and I enjoyed before our ride. The ride however was interrupted by a solo pasture horse who was wandering around on the pasture side of the trail, and he startled Mara. She was a bit “up” with him trotting around. Riding trails is never totally predictable, that’s for sure.
Turkeys and butterflies surprised us on today’s ride. Mara froze when we approached this corn field. I let her stop and look and out popped a family of five turkeys. We let them cross to the woods and continued up the hill. Mara B always knows more than I do about what’s “out there.” Walking back to the barn we came across many many yellow butterflies in the mud on a little side road. The actual sight was magical and better than my photo.