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.

November 1 & 2

November has provided us some lovely riding weather so far! Yesterday Mara B and I met up with Bruce, a pasture horse who likes to hang out alone at the far corner of the pasture. Bruce has surprised a number of horses and riders from his side of the fence! We clearly saw him this time as we passed by.

Mara B also met up with her favorite farrier Brian for a trim and a new set of shoes.

This afternoon we enjoyed another great ride with Leah and her mare Holly. Mara and I gave them a little tour around the upper cow pasture and then on a loop around the Meyer’s Farm.

We will take 45 more days like today please, with ideal weather, open fields and good horses to ride.

Welcome to November.

Two Classics

Today’s post is spotlighting faithful Mara Moments follower, Uncle Raymond. Jay and I visited Raymond this weekend and enjoyed seeing the horse he lives with! His horse is from the frieze of the Parthenon in Athen’s Greece. Thanks for riding along with us Ray!

Mara B and I have had two great rides, yesterday and today so we’re sharing a few highlights from both of them here.

Sunday afternoon we had some lovely sun angles to enjoy.

Today we noticed how bare the trees really are now. However our big observation was the new deer stand on wheels. Plus we stopped to say hello to Barbie and Cha Ching on our way back home.

Cha Ching is friendly and really growing!

Happy Trails to all our followers.

Current Color Palette

Mara and I found some beautiful color amongst the neutrals of the current landscape on our solo adventure this afternoon.

We circled the cut fields behind the Stable again and had fun trotting through the cut soybean field.

All was very still and quiet and we returned in just as the afternoon sprinkles arrived. A pleasant Friday afternoon ride with Mara B.

Sunday/Harvest

Jay and I had a fun visit with Mara B this afternoon. First on the agenda was to let her dash about in the outdoor arena!

Jay then provided her with his special comfort and grooming routine.

We liked playing with Fergi and Liz’s new indoor arena toy, and we observed the harvest work in the nearby fields.

A delightful fall Sunday for us enjoying Mara B and the barn.

On to Autumn

Today the last official day of summer gave us many varieties of weather! It was coolish, gray, windy, sometimes sunny and this variable weather certainly energized Mara B. This morning we started in the outdoor arena and she thundered around, Mara really wanted to move.

Mara relaxed from her “run around” time, I groomed her and saddled her up, and the weather had improved, the sun started to shine. So off we rode and Brutus made my day by trotting right along with us and joined in on our ride!

Winds were up and temps cool but our ride time was great! So now we’ll march into fall.

We hope you enjoy the autumn equinox and Harvest Moon. Thank you for riding along with us.