Butterflies, Daisies & Sky

Ideal conditions for our Friday morning ride today. Mara and I noticed many butterflies and daisies along a section of the trail, sweet signs of summer. Plus the sky was brilliant, Mara and I really enjoyed it all. Rolling when I returned her to the paddock may of been Mara’s highlight of the morning though!

Trucks

No photos of trucks, because it would be to complex for me to take them while I’m mounted. Todays peaceful stroll down the quiet neighborhood lane was about trucks. We encountered the garbage truck, a big orange dump truck and a cement truck. (Very unusual) Mara handles it, but it feels tentative in the saddle…

Loudest Ride Ever

Mara and I made it into the indoor arena right before the beating rain started. We had heavy rain, thunder, lightening and hail hitting the roof, it was extremely loud. Imagine being under a metal roof with the elements pounding, that was today’s ride! A new experience for both of us, Mara handled it reasonably…

To the River

Mara B and I rode with a pal to the river, a great destination ride this afternoon. Along the way twin fawns took us by surprise when they jumped up from their resting place on the edge of the field. Surprises are part of trail riding. It was a beautiful summer afternoon to spend with…