Icelandic Horse Clinic

Our stable has a strong contingency of Icelandic Horse owners and today they hosted an instructional clinic for these special horses and their riders. Carrie Lyons Brandt from Kentucky was the instructor. Carrie is in our area to also speak/instruct at the Minnesota Horse Expo this coming weekend. (following is Carrie’s bio from the MN Horse Expo program). It was a lively and fun atmosphere that Mara B and I enjoyed.

Mara let a visiting “Icy” use her stall while they’re here for the two day clinic. Mara stays out 24/7 now and was happy to share her empty stall.

Ms Mara and I also had a great outing!

Delightful spring views and horse activities to share with you today.

Bruce, Chip & Bella

It was indoor play time for us today. Mara B and I joined Emma training Bruce, Nick riding Chip and Jennifer exercising Bella in the arena this afternoon.

I attempted to hand walk Mara over to the back field and to the side hay field wanting to end the year with a ride outside, but ice cover sent us back inside. I was grateful for the indoor arena today.

We trotted circles, chatted with the other horse people and ended 2018 with a good arena ride. Wishing you a wonderful ride in 2019, we value and appreciate your support and companionship. Happy Trails, 💛Helen

Scary Squirrel Surprise

Jennifer and Bella and Mara and I were off on a lovely fall ride together this afternoon. We went through cut fields, on the Meyers road and up to the power lines.

Then on the last leg of the ride home a squirrel surprised Mara B when it quickly ran up out of the ditch right in front of us, and “got her!” Not too scary, just a Halloween surprise for us. But we wish you only sweet surprises, and a Happy Halloween today.

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!

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!

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.

Warming Room & Stretching

On cold days like today I always head first to the warmest room in the Barn, the bathroom to warm up Mara’s bit. We then had really good arena ride time, trotting circles and doing stretching exercises. Mara and I both admit to needing some improved flexibility, and today Mara had some practice. It just felt good to be back in the saddle, for me.