Mara B and I took a rest day today! After the heavy rain we were left with muddy puddles and humid air. Mara had her grain, some grooming and a little excercise in the indoor arena. I cleaned her brushes while she munched on hay. Always enjoyable to just hang out together.
Hot, humid, muddy and buggy best describes my visit with Mara this afternoon. I brought her in for some cool, shade in the barn. Fans on stalls were running to provide a bit of relief from the sticky heat. I fed her, groomed her and sprayed her with fly spray, plenty of action for such a hot day.
On and off drizzles kept us around the barn this afternoon. Mara was able to expend some energy in the round pen where she gets to be loose. The end door on the pasture side of the arena is open now, so we liked the light and breeze. Mara B and I had a good trotting session for our arena ride time.
Cottonwood puffs were blowing around on today’s ride, a special treat! A friend and I rode past the cows seeking shade and around this beautiful field of oats. A warm summer morning ride we enjoyed.