Fun horse time today with Alicia, Abby, Olivia and Annamaria. The girls really groomed Andri and Mara B, Andri even got braids. Annamaria enjoyed a pony ride on Andri and Mara was our lesson horse. A special horse camp day together, thanks for visiting gals.
Lorrie and her horse Devine joined us for a walk to Sam’s this morning. Our ride was peaceful and pleasant on a beautiful summer day. There was a lot of action at the barn before we rode. A vet was checking horses, a farrier was trimming hoofs and Peanut was giving pony rides! Fun stable activities at River Brink.
Very nice to have Kathryn taking lessons on Gus now! Rachel is their instructor and everyone had a good ride this morning. Mara and I had a little ride too and we met up with Nora on her pony Peanut! Spring riding has officially begun. Yeah. ☀
Listening to Mara I learned she was hoping for a slow Saturday, and that fit for me too. So we had the barn to ourselves and Mara enjoyed some of the “indoor” hay, a little grooming and time to trot around the arena. Some relaxing Mara Moments for both of us.
Some days when Mara B and I ride out solo we dedicate the ride to someone who may need some positive vibes from above. Today our ride was dedicated to Kyle, this morning Jay, Peter and I attended Kyle’s funeral, his life tragically ended a week ago when his vehicle was hit by an oncoming truck. His wife Elizabeth is a special family friend. Kyle loved horses, nature and silence.
The weather kept me from spending much time with Mara B today, we did connect and shared time together while I gave her a mid day snack. Before and after my Mara time I’ve been reading this wonderful book, one I hope you will read too! Gretchen passed on the review of it to me, now I’ve read it and highly recommend it to you, even if you don’t have much horse time in your day this is an inspiring book for all readers. Thanks Gretchen!
Jay was “practicing” his horsemanship skills with Mara today! Grooming, grazing and giving Mara an extra flake of hay. No work for Ms Mara today, the three of us just enjoyed being together on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.