No horses, just a tremendous amount of ‘horse power’ from all the Dallas volunteers we met today. Five Little Free Libraries were dedicated in memory of the five fallen Dallas Officers. It was an honor… More
It was a hot one today, Mara and I walked down to the dairy in the direct sun. We found this hay wagon full of fresh bales waiting to be delivered to storage. Then we hugged the woods resting in some shade, and rode the edges of the field that had recently been cut. We did catch a breeze on the way back, but the temperature was 88 when I left the barn.
Mara B and I had a quiet, calm, peaceful time together this afternoon. I would call it moseying relaxed slow time, we were not in a hurry. The surprise was to see apples already, it seems so early to me. Our stroll was along corn fields and along this cut alfalfa that’s waiting to be raked and turned, it smelled wonderful.
Mara and I showed Kim and Rio some new territory on today’s ride. We saw taller corn, bean fields and hay being raked. We paused to take it all in before going off the Meyers loop into a bit of new territory. Both horses were great and Mara had a fresh food delivery when I returned her to the paddock.
Today’s morning ride with Kim and Rio down the quiet neighborhood lane was very pleasant. We had two eagles soaring overhead and a warm welcome from Florence who was out at her mailbox when we rode past. Kim got this picture of me trying to photograph the Queen Anne’s Lace we spotted. It was a warm one, but we had a nice summer jaunt.
Today’s ride was through the Meyer Farm, a familiar route for us. However we had a loose puppy in the yard, the cows were “up on the hillside” not in their regular pen and a tractor was pulling a hay wagon down the service road. Mara was on the cautious side walking through these ‘out of the ordinary’ conditions. Riding “out” is always about what new situation horse and rider will encounter, it’s what keeps things fresh. My eye caught all the thistle in bloom!
Riders from the nearby stable rode through on their way to the river this morning. Mara stood with them while I took photos for them. It was nice to meet them and to chat about our horses. Maintenance chores are daily tasks around River Brink and today the indoor arena was being watered down and groomed while I was tacking up. A freshly groomed arena is always a treat. It was one spectacular July day to enjoy riding and barn time with Ms Mara B.