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!