Following Footsteps

Mara and I rode in the back field following in the footsteps that Melodee and Rachel had blazed on their horses earlier in the afternoon. With ten inches of fresh snow yesterday, no previous trails were visible! The ride was magical with the reflection of bright sun on the deep glistening fresh snow. Bo joined us which added to the fun.

Their creative patterns and paths were delightful to observe and follow. Jennifer even caught us returning to the barn.

What a treat to ride through the fresh snow and winter wonderland on horseback.

Snow Trail

Wonderful to be back with Mara B this afternoon! I said hello to her gave her a warm hug, barely groomed her, and quickly saddled up to join Carley and Billy on a ride out.

A Beautiful still afternoon to ride through the gorgeous new snow. The horses were fabulous and I thank Carley for some fun photos to share. A favorite picture I captured on our ride, was Billy’s long beautiful tail dragging in the fresh snow.

Enjoying the peaceful winter beauty on horseback, was a special treat today.

Warm Up and Stretch

Fun to see Julie, Maisy and Skeeter out on the road enjoying the warmup this afternoon. Julie lives down the road from River Brink and owns Barbie and baby Cha-Ching as well.

With the warm up and Jay as photographer, here are a few highlights of Mara B and Stormy (with Marina) stretching their legs too.

Thank you for hiking along with us Jay. Wow, what a treat to have a mild day and to ride out!

1/4/19

The afternoon was so mild that I groomed Mara outside. Then we rode out with Leah and Holly for a good trek around the dairy loop.

First stop was to say hello to Julie’s horses.

We had Bo along so we didn’t spot any critters, just enjoyed the quiet winter fields.

Returning home we met up with Rachel out on a training ride.

We all agreed it felt like a spring ride not an early January ride. And that it was very pleasant to be out with our horses! Thanks Mara B.

Hoot n Happenings

Hopefully Mara B is looking for me, I’m looking forward to seeing her again soon. Maura G has been taking great care of her while I’m away and has told us that Mara has been superb.

I had some time with Hoot, a Great Gray Owl and a star in the Harry Potter movies. He played Errol in all the movies. A special experience for me.

Following are a few more happenings from our time “away” out west to share with you.

Wishing you peace and calm today.

Wondering

I’m missing Mara B and our connection time together, so I’m wondering if she may be missing me?

I’m wondering about things while I walk the beach and see new sights.

I wondered what this group out on the beach was doing, so I asked and learned that they were having a swim team practice. I also took a different seat (rather than my saddle) and wondered how far across to Mexico?

The beach has been a good location for wondering, to be curious and to marvel at the beauty of the ocean. I’m missing Mara but also trying out the concept of looking with an ‘appreciative eye’ here as I try to do when Mara B and I are out riding and looking for photos to share and to post for you. I do know I love the winter beach, it’s quiet, peaceful, has muted soft colors and offers a special solitude.

Fancy Lookalikes

Mara was pleased to see Jay this afternoon.

Then we met up with Suzy Q, Mara’s fancy Paint lookalike in the indoor arena. Greg and Suzy Q were very pleasant, however Mara did not win Miss Congeniality.

Mara did however enjoy her Saturday grooming, nibble and warmup time with us and we did enjoy her. Because we love her so.

Jay, Dash, Kick

Jay and Mara had a warm greeting this afternoon, they like each other! Jay puts on her halter, leads her to the barn and talks to her while he grooms her and she nibbles.

Today Mara B needed time to dash about in the indoor arena, she had a lot of energy.

Then Liz let us enjoy her mega ball horse toy for our play time with Mara B! Jay was there to photograph me teaching her to kick it. Thanks Liz.

Playing with a horse toy made for some good indoor fun for the three of us.

At the end of our visit Jay and Mara watched the setting sun together.

AZ Visitor meets Mara & WI Snow

Mara B and I have not seen each other for a few days while I’ve been enjoying Little Free Library meetings and visiting LFL Board Members! I was definitely missing my horse time but found some horse inspiration on a few of our outings.

(There will be a special prize for the follower who can correctly identify where I spotted this beautiful horse.)

Today at the end of our meetings Jake, from Arizona visited Mara B with me and they really hit it off.

I was delighted to have my Mara B check in time and to share her with Jake. We seem to be on to a new season.

A Trio

Sharing photos from Saturday, Sunday and today! Jay’s day on Saturday was fun for all three of us. Mara loves his attention and I appreciated his photography skills. Jay captured our fun in the fields ride time.

Sunday was a cold rainy washout for us. I simply brought Mara B in for some food and a respite from the crummy weather. There is not much you can do with a really wet horse.

Today we got our ride in before the sprinkles arrived. We found some fall scenes to share. We also watched a large buck come dashing out of the woods and race across the back fields directly in front of us to the woods on the far side. A powerful sight of freedom.

Mara and I are still seeing the beauty of late autumn.