Meds & a Ride

Mara B is doing well, she is close to finishing her antibiotics, she is eating the ‘Bute’ tablet nicely, however she is done with the aerosol bandage being applied. We did ride today and had no issues at all, which is wonderful.

After some ride time this morning with Kim and Rio we also had a relaxed solo ride together just taking it easy.

Plus we shared a later afternoon second medication visit and Mara is being a good sport about all the fuss.

Multiple Visits

We have been checking on Mara B and giving her meds and comfort.

All is going well, she has caught on to a few things that she’s not enjoying such as the antibiotics being given and the aerosol bandage being sprayed on…..but friends are assisting and we are getting it all done. Today was a rest and recuperation day for Mara B.

Big Fat Lip & Stitches

The stable alerted me last night that Mara B had a cut lip, today we took care of her injury. Not sure what actually happened, however the wound needed to be cleaned and stitched up.

Dr. Anne arrived and sedated Mara plus gave her a local block on her nose, cleaned the wound out and then sewed it up with both internal and external sutures.

The final results looked great! The wound was sprayed with an aerosol bandage. Mara had a shot of Bute and is on antibiotics for the next five days. Thankfully there was no gum or tooth issue so all should be fine. Even riding we hope will be okay in a few days. Of course the stitches need to hold! Dr Anne and I know they may not last the entire two weeks we’re hoping for.

Jay & a Comfy Cinch

Mara B enjoyed Jay’s sweet greeting this afternoon plus his grooming and special attention!

Mara has also had an equipment upgrade (thanks to Maura Gs suggestion) to a sheepskin cinch! Simply wanting her to have the comfortable saddle feel, and I believe it’s going to be great.

Always a treat to have Jay as our photographer too!

We all enjoyed spending the warm summer afternoon together.

Rain brings Cornflowers

We ended the week with a wash out, however Mara B and I had a nice indoor day together.

Mara B was great on the lunge line after her clean up and snack time.

The rain does bring the darling Cornflowers that are by Mara’s paddock to life for us to delight in!

Compost & Color Change

Today’s ride with Kim and Rio took us on a zig zag route around the dairy loop. First stop was seeing all the round bales that had been rained on so they had to go to the compost pile, darn.

We also saw the first field turning from green to golden already.

The trail had been mowed in a few sections which we did appreciate. We continued along the edge of a mowed hay field, Rio and Kim enjoyed some shade when we stopped to rest, and Mara B and Rio were two great trail ponies!

A peaceful ride with some good views.

Badger Holes & Power Lines

On today’s morning ride with Jennifer and Bella we came upon badger holes when we walked the fence line of the neighboring stable. These holes are certainly a hazard to horseback riders.

We carefully watched and avoided holes and continued the ride around the loop to an upper field with power lines and great views. Mara B and I like riding this road up and down to enjoy this spot.

Good exercise for our mares.

Charms of Summer

Mara B and I enjoy young people around the Barn, green green fields and watching Barbie’s foal grow. These were a few of today’s ‘charming’ stable experiences.

Of course being outdoors on trails with Jennifer and Bella added to the charm of the summer day!

The horse’s too were as charming as ever!

Sweetest Treats & Quiet Ride Mask

Anika who enjoys riding lessons on Mondays at River Brink brought horse treats for her pals today! It was super sweet and made my day.

What a stash for the horses! Plus Mara B has a new ‘Quiet Ride Fly Mask’ that we tried out today and I’m glad we did, the gnats were certainly around.

Kim and Rio rode with us and we dedicated our ride to Matthew and Joseph today.

The peace of nature was soothing.

Triple Action

Mara B had some great lesson time with Maura again today. So I get to learn from the sidelines and I like observing Mara from the ground.

I also had some solo ride time out on Mara B and saw triplet fawns run across the road following their mom. Pretty cool to get the photo I thought.

The third ‘action’ was engaging with other borders out riding on this glorious summer day.

Peanut never fails to make us smile! Some summer stable action that sort of made me remember horseback riding at summer camp.