Rain & Inside Play


Mara and I had a good change of pace in the indoor arena this afternoon. Lunging and stepping over poles, bending and flexing. We don’t often play inside so today’s rain provided us the chance. We looked ‘out’ rather than looking down the trail.

Horses then Gophers


On our way to the Gopher game today we stopped to have some Mara B time. Mara was caked in mud! It took two of us to groom her, we let her have some free play in the outdoor arena and a little snack time. It was then a day off from riding for Mara, while Jay and I went to watch the Gopher football team “row the boat.”

Fencing and Showering 


Riding out we stopped to say hello to the guys who were repairing the paddock fence that had gone down yesterday. Mara and I had such a relaxing ride time today, we both enjoyed a slow saunter and took in the sights.  Mara received a good spray down after our ride and she loved the rinse off. Of course she had rolled already by the time I drove out the driveway.

Visitors From Honduras


Julissa, Andrew and Rogelio who are from Honduras, stopped by the stable this morning hoping for a little horse time! I arrived, we visited and then all enjoyed some Mara B activities. We brought her in from the paddock, groomed her, saddled her up, and Andrew had some ride time. Fun to share Mara B with delightful folks. We rode off as they drove away and we all waved to each other as new friends. Horses bring us together.

Farewell & a Loop

Today was our farewell to Anastasia and John of http://www.equusfilm.org. Yesterday we had our last photo shoot and we concluded an amazing experience with these two wonderful people. They drove off to Virginia this afternoon and Mara and I were off on a lovely ride with Jennifer and Bella. We shall all stay tuned for what’s next!

Mara’s Energy Burst


Jay visited Mara B with me this afternoon. It was clear she had energy to spare after she nipped me when I was cleaning her hoofs. So Mara got some free time in the outdoor arena and she loved it. We have our final interview and photo shoot with Anastasia and John of http://www.equusfilm.org tomorrow. They will depart for Northern Virginia on Monday, what a marvelous experience we have had with them. Please send them your support if equine therapy is an interest to you too. Thank you.

Milestone 


Today marks one year of Mara Moments! What started as a small personal challenge has truly enriched my days. John of http://www.equusfilms.org provided some tweaks today on Mara Moments home page. Please checkout the new improved blog format, another big milestone for the day. Thank you John and thank you to each of you who ride along with Mara B and Me, we are grateful for your interest and support. Happy trails to you.

Visit with the Camera


Mara and I did have a lovely outing to Sam’s today. However the more exciting part of our day was the photo shoot with http://www.equusfilm.org

Anastasia and John spent an hour at the stable with us and we enjoyed it all. It’s a pleasure to be participating in their documentary film project. Please join us in lending them your support if this speaks to your heart. Thank you.

A Few Firsts 


First day of school today plus my first day of interviewing with Anastasia and John for equusfilm.org

Jay, Peter and I are each individually being interviewed for their documentary film on equine therapy. This is quite an amazing and emotional first for all of us, so my afternoon with Mara proved calming and relaxing to balance it all.

Now it’s Labor Day


Labor Day seems to mark a conclusion to summer I guess….Mara B and I kissed the summer farewell and are now looking forward to our autumn rides. The round pen is where we spent time this afternoon for Mara to burn off some real energy.