Mara and I were just past Sam’s this afternoon when we saw there has already been a spring burn, the grass management program used to revitalize the prairie.
Another wonderful sign of spring we enjoyed on today’s ride were new pussy willows starting to appear.
And on our walk back to the stable, Julie, Lulu and their pups stopped to say hello which Mara and I both liked. We had such a pleasant and peaceful midweek jaunt.
In an attempt to help Mara drop some winter pounds we hiked the cornfield rows this afternoon! We had breezy winds but great ground conditions with some mild elevation to walk through. Returning to the barn Mara had time in the wash stall, I do want to get the caked on mud off of her feet. The paddock is drying out at last!
Mara B was lucky to meet “Aunts” (and followers) Beth and Kay today! They were sweet visitors and great groomers. We all enjoyed the horse time plus the beautiful warm weather together. Mara B and I then rode across M to Swedish Mission Road for our outing. Mara gave me a little spring spin around on the way back, not sure why? There were no “issues” so we regrouped and calmly continued on our way. Spring riding can tend to be a bit of starting over again….
Time to change my boots! So today I switched from wearing winter boots to muck boots. Mara B and two of her pals were relaxing together when I arrived early this morning to beat a predicted late spring snow storm. Mara and I just had grooming and ground games in the indoor arena together and took the day “off” as a snow day! On our way back to her paddock we saw the pasture horses in their upper pasture hunkered down for the weather that’s supposedly on it’s way. Hopefully Mara B can hang on to her place in the shelter tonight.