Neighbors Garden & Pete’s Steer

Mara B and I had a peaceful stroll through the quiet neighborhood. Many flower gardens are looking really good. Returning to the stable we found Ryan pulling the mechanical steer in the outdoor arena. Mara had some steer tracking time and she did really well! A fun change of pace for us.

Tassels & Beans

Good to be back out on a ride with Mara, Kim and Rio today! We had a perfect summer day to inspect the crops. Tassels on the corn now, and the beans have really grown since the last time we saw this field. Peak summer riding.

Morning with Mara B

I had an early visit with Mara this morning. The barn was still being cleaned and most of the horses were eating their breakfast. Mara had excercise time in the round pen before our ride in the outdoor arena. A pleasant way to start the day. 🌼🌿✌️

Round Pen & Indoor 

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

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.

Summer Heat

It was a hot one today, Mara and I walked down to the dairy in the direct sun. We found this hay wagon full of fresh bales waiting to be delivered to storage. Then we hugged the woods resting in some shade, and rode the edges of the field that had recently been cut. We did catch a breeze on the way back, but the temperature was 88 when I left the barn.

Pause, New Territory & Food

Mara and I showed Kim and Rio some new territory on today’s ride. We saw taller corn, bean fields and hay being raked. We paused to take it all in before going off the Meyers loop into a bit of new territory. Both horses were great and Mara had a fresh food delivery when I returned her to the paddock.

Milkweed and Mail Truck

The Milkweed was very fragrant, the mail truck too fast! Today Mara and I had a morning ride down past Sam’s place. We sure enjoyed smelling the Milkweed along the side of the road. Then came the mail truck which we have certainly encountered before. Many vehicles of all shapes and sizes are part of riding down the side of a country road. Most drivers are courteous and slow down to pass horses. The mail truck, however has not. Today when he arrived at Sam’s mailbox, Mara and I were very close by so I put my hand up to request that he stop. The mail truck did stop and I asked him to please slow down in the future when horses are riding along the side of the road.  I was delighted to be able to politely make my request and I hope the fast mail truck is a thing of the past. ☀️🌿🌼

Independence Day 2017

Mara and I wish all our family, friends and followers a Happy Fourth of July! I enjoyed free time with Mara this morning and hope you have some pleasant free time today too. ✌️