Super Fun Horse Visit


Family fun day with Jane, Julia, Trey, Louisa and George visiting us! Peanut, Andri and Gus were fabulous mounts to enjoy.  A special thank you to our wonderful barn friends who made this all possible. We have a few new cowboys and cowgirls in the family now.

Mud, Puddles & Rest 


Mara B and I took a rest day today! After the heavy rain we were left with muddy puddles and humid air. Mara had her grain, some grooming and a little excercise in the indoor arena. I cleaned her brushes while she munched on hay. Always enjoyable to just hang out together.

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.

Turn on the Fans


Hot, humid, muddy and buggy best describes my visit with Mara this afternoon. I brought her in for some cool, shade in the barn. Fans on stalls were running to provide a bit of relief from the sticky heat. I fed her, groomed her and sprayed her with fly spray, plenty of action for such a hot day.

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. 🌼🌿✌️

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.

Early Summer Surprise 


Mara B and I had a quiet, calm, peaceful time together this afternoon. I would call it moseying relaxed slow time, we were not in a hurry.  The surprise was to see apples already, it seems so early to me. Our stroll was along corn fields and along this cut alfalfa that’s waiting to be raked and turned, it smelled wonderful.

Florence at the Mailbox


Today’s morning ride with Kim and Rio down the quiet neighborhood lane was very pleasant. We had two eagles soaring overhead and a warm welcome from Florence who was out at her mailbox when we rode past. Kim got this picture of me trying to photograph the Queen Anne’s Lace we spotted. It was a warm one, but we had a nice summer jaunt.

Neighbors & Maintenance Chores


Riders from the nearby stable rode through on their way to the river this morning. Mara stood with them while I took photos for them. It was nice to meet them and to chat about our horses. Maintenance chores are daily tasks around River Brink and today the indoor arena was being watered down and groomed while I was tacking up. A freshly groomed arena is always a treat. It was one spectacular July day to enjoy riding and barn time with Ms Mara B.