Under the Canopy

Mara B and I started today’s ride time in the arena trotting patterns around the barrels and we practiced opening the gate.

We ventured back up to the cow pasture next and felt like we were under a canopy of trees, apples and dense bushes. Other than to many bugs and tall tall weeds it’s really magical up there.

Many varieties of red apples plus a few beautiful butterflies caught our eye.

A pleasant Friday afternoon excursion with Mara B.

Dusty Road & Open Spaces

Mara and I rode the Meyers loop and the wonderful sandy field road was very dusty. The sky, fields and views were spacious and wide open.

Mara was so good, it was perfectly still and we had no sightings other than a couple of hawk feathers along the way. A peaceful quiet outing.

Lesson Fun & Horsey Lunch

Alicia, Abby, Olivia and Annamaria had riding lessons with Alanna and Allegro this morning! Honey joined Mara to receive special grooming, braiding of their manes and tails and plenty of loving attention from our visitors.

Riding was fun for everyone!

And lunch with the horses very amusing!

The horses joined in on the conversation and liked eating watermelon and grapes. Some real good girl/horse/barn fun!

A Little Relaxation

Mara B got the day off from Dr Ed, he said not to ride today to let yesterday’s treatment settle in. So we had some easygoing low key time and a hand walk down the road together.

Relaxed grooming, snacking and strolling with Mara was a pleasant change of pace.

Chiropractic Acupuncture Appointment

Mara and I had a wonderful ride to the river and back with friends before meeting Dr. Ed at the barn this morning.

Then it was Mara’s first ever chiropractic/acupuncture ‘adjustment ‘ treatment. The process was very interesting, lasted about 40 minuets and she caught on that we were only treating her to help her feel well.

Licking, chewing and comfortable sighs from Mara B resulted. It was a little extra special tune up for her to keep her feeling her best.

Still & Shade

Mara and I had a morning ride with very quiet and still conditions, so peaceful and calm. We took the shady back trail to the road behind the neighborhood stable.

Only “sighting” was the neighborhood stable horses out grazing.

We rode the length of the road both directions and returned to the barn via the same shaded trail. Summer heat had warmed us both up.

Mara B was wonderful and we both had a pleasant outing, we then saw Mara’s buddies relaxing in the shade when we turned the corner back at the barn.

A warm and lovely summer day in Wisconsin.

Apples and Acorns

Rio and Kim and Mara and I headed up to the cow pasture this morning and since there are no cows there this summer we delighted in strolling through the apple orchard.

We saw acorns and enjoyed the woods too.

We rode the dairy loop next and I’ll end today’s post with one of my favorite views from there.

A great Thursday ride. (Thanks for your additional photos Kim.)

Four Years

Four years ago today we bought Mara B! It was a big decision a big commitment and an experience that has helped me in many many ways. Mara B is the horse of my heart and has slipped in some soft soothing music to my days.

Today we had an excellent solo ride around the dairy loop that we dedicated to Benjamin. Walking under the gorgeous sky and among the peace and beauty of the fields and woods with Mara is delightful as well as calming for me. I’m grateful that we share our nature walks together.

Sharing Mara B with others, talking about Equine Therapy plus pals at the Barn are a few of the lovely things that Mara B has brought to us these past four years. Thank you Mara, love you Mara B!

Cows Overhead

Today’s ride started with going through the Meyer Farm and some cows happened to be in the upper pasture. In the past Mara has been nervous about seeing them there, however today all was fine with cows being over our heads!

Kim and Rio joined us for the loop plus an extra side road. Corn was a main observation of the ride, now silk tassels have appeared.

Plus a few small green apples, as summer continues to progress.

A pleasant ride before some afternoon showers.

Bea + Honey

Nancy brought Bea to visit Mara B this morning and we all had a honey of a time!

A big thank you to Jackie and Sophia who shared their Honey with us providing Bea and Nanc with an awesome horse adventure.

Mara B and I loved watching them enjoy Honey and friends.

Honey always lives up to her name and was a sweetie. Hope to see you again Bea!