Saturday Visit

Lots of snow dominated today’s horse time! Mara B practiced being tied and waiting patiently for me before our arena ride. Then Jay and I walked her through some deep snow on the return to her paddock. Mara closed her eyes as you can see, she’s had plenty of snow now I guess and so have we.

Pristine New Snow

Mara B was resting with Rosie when I arrived and her coat was a bit icy stiff from the fresh snow fall. After grooming and saddling her up I let her burn off energy in the indoor arena, and she enjoyed the freedom and space to dash about. We then headed out for a walk around the stable grounds and made our way through beautiful deep pristine new snow! We even had peaks of sunshine to reflect the very bright white snow, it was dazzling.

Crunchy/Slippery

Mara and I tried to ride out this afternoon but conditions forced us to spend the majority of our time together in the indoor arena. Despite sunshine and no wind the very crunchy deep snow and icy footing was not comfortable for us. We stayed close to the Barn area for a short attempt to ride “out” but then returned to the indoor to trot circles. We do want to ride safely.

Thawing Out

Mara and her paddock pals had frozen manes and tails this morning after yesterday’s freezing rain. So Mara B was delighted to come into the Barn with me for food, grooming and connection time and I was pleased to get back in the saddle. A cold icy day with warm bonding time for us.

Endurance Ride

Mara is starting to watch for our return while Jay and I are on a long endurance ride back . Looking forward to our sweet reunion!

Simple Pleasures

Sharing simple pleasures of the day with you. Mara was with Maddi and I ran into cute Molly on the trail today. A few of the simple pleasures we enjoyed seeing were sea birds, sailboats, sandcastles, waves and colorful sun umbrellas. ☀️

Venturing Out

Not sure if Mara B ventured out to far from the round bale today. However we had great hiking adventures here, seeing fishermen, sun worshipers and rolling waves. We’re enjoying the sea spray and Mara is enjoying her time off.

Triple S

Sun, sand and sea for me today while Mara B enjoys Maddi and our paddock friends at home. Mara gets to try some new connections while I stride along the salty sea with Joe and Jay this week. A change of routine and rituals for both of us.

Ride with Chance

Just by chance, Mara B and I were tacking up and riding at the same time as Aubrey and her horse Chance! So today’s horse time spanned the generations, highlighting the ageless fun for gals and their horses. It was a treat for us.

Shadows on Snow

Mara B and I rode in the hay field and around the stable grounds this afternoon. The bright sunshine cast beautiful snow shadows that were brilliant and sharp for us to enjoy. Deep snow, blue skies and chilly temps also topped off today’s winter ride.