Jay, Dash, Kick

Jay and Mara had a warm greeting this afternoon, they like each other! Jay puts on her halter, leads her to the barn and talks to her while he grooms her and she nibbles.

Today Mara B needed time to dash about in the indoor arena, she had a lot of energy.

Then Liz let us enjoy her mega ball horse toy for our play time with Mara B! Jay was there to photograph me teaching her to kick it. Thanks Liz.

Playing with a horse toy made for some good indoor fun for the three of us.

At the end of our visit Jay and Mara watched the setting sun together.

Trails “Closed”

Mara and I got out and rode down the road today, but tomorrow the hills and trails will be closed to riders.

A November ritual that disrupts our main groove, so it was pleasant to be out on the roads this afternoon. We found Char and SeaB out riding too so we joined up with them and all headed past Sam’s.

The riders were pretty darn cold by the time we returned to the barn.

November Pumpkins

Mariela repeated driving rather than riding today. Plus she groomed Mara B, braided her forlock and mane, and was our photographer again!

We had our photo taken with farm equipment outback for a few ‘creative’ shots, that I post on Instagram @mara.equine.moments

On today’s ride Mara and I observed ‘November pumpkins’ and the wide open landscape.

Mariela, Mara and I got in one more barn adventure together.

Warmth & Blue Skies

Mara B and I enjoyed Mariela’s lovely warmth again today! Plus she was our photographer.

Mara and I also got in a great ride in the back field. We had another huge buck run out in front of us, savored the warmer afternoon temps and soaked up the gorgeous blue skies.

Mariela wanted to drive the car rather than ride a horse, so she got practice driving time after our barn visit! Thanks for the entertaining spin around our neighborhood and the fun photos today Mariela.

Mariela Visitando Mara

Nuestra querida ahijada Mariela nos visita de Mexico esta semana

Fotos de nosotros visitando Mara esta trade

Fue un dia ocupado en el establo . Mariela compartio tiempo con mis amigos y sus caballos

And Jay, Helen, Mara B and Lindy are learning Spanish this week!

YouTube Filming

My neighbor Matthew was out of school today so he joined us at the barn to do filming for his YouTube channel. Today his project was “winter horse time.” Matthew filmed Mara B, SeaB, the Icelandic horses and the pasture herd.

Mara remembers Matthew and really likes him. The Icies enjoyed being filmed too.

We filmed in the indoor arena to warm up as it was 19 degrees outside today.

Thanks for joining us this afternoon Matthew, I look forward to seeing your completed project.

Practice & Animal Crackers

Mara had some practice loading into Lorrie’s horse trailer this afternoon. It’s nice for her to stay tuned up with this skill. Thank you Lorrie, we appreciate the opportunity.

Jay was our photographer and groom today. We gave Mara free time in the indoor arena plus I saddled her up for a little light riding.

Then we met up with Greg and Suzy Q and Greg had brought Suzy a big bag of animal crackers! I did not know that horses like them.

May we all enjoy a special treat this weekend.

AZ Visitor meets Mara & WI Snow

Mara B and I have not seen each other for a few days while I’ve been enjoying Little Free Library meetings and visiting LFL Board Members! I was definitely missing my horse time but found some horse inspiration on a few of our outings.

(There will be a special prize for the follower who can correctly identify where I spotted this beautiful horse.)

Today at the end of our meetings Jake, from Arizona visited Mara B with me and they really hit it off.

I was delighted to have my Mara B check in time and to share her with Jake. We seem to be on to a new season.

Doors are Closed

The heat is now on in the barn and all the barn doors have been shut. Mara B was definitely ready to come into the barn for our visit today. It was cold, rainy, and windy.

Mara enjoyed her hay while I attempted to clean her up before heading to the indoor arena. We are not big fans of the indoor arena, however she did enjoy free time to race around today.

The next few days look like more questionable outdoor riding weather. So Mara and I are just dreaming of our next ride outside together.

Most days I think ahead to where we may ride and then I love to review the rides in my head when I’m back home.

A Trio

Sharing photos from Saturday, Sunday and today! Jay’s day on Saturday was fun for all three of us. Mara loves his attention and I appreciated his photography skills. Jay captured our fun in the fields ride time.

Sunday was a cold rainy washout for us. I simply brought Mara B in for some food and a respite from the crummy weather. There is not much you can do with a really wet horse.

Today we got our ride in before the sprinkles arrived. We found some fall scenes to share. We also watched a large buck come dashing out of the woods and race across the back fields directly in front of us to the woods on the far side. A powerful sight of freedom.

Mara and I are still seeing the beauty of late autumn.