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.

Doors in the Woods!

Melodee and Spice and Mara B and I had a great ride together this afternoon, but our horses got very hot and sweaty. Because today was back to August like temps, and the horses are now getting longer thicker hair.  As you see, Brutus had it all figured out, and simply enjoyed the cool cement floor. Of course finding doors in the woods was the biggest event of the ride!

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!

University & Ride Day

Today we joined up with Char and SeaB for a nice ride together on a gorgeous afternoon. We met up with other stablemates along the way who were also out riding. While Anastasia and John made two presentations at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. It’s been great that they could share their http://www.equusfilm.org project with the Equine program students. Mara B and I have had some interesting days this week!

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.

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.

Birds and Berries 

We circled Sam’s this afternoon and saw many birds on the telephone wires and black berries on some bushes. It was a more energetic ride than relaxing ride for some reason. However the day was gorgeous and the temps ideal. Six new horses arrived at the stable today, another sign that school is starting.

A Fair Day

Jay and I enjoyed the horse barns and a horse show at the Minnesota State Fair today. We also found some bling for Mara and purchased two special pieces to attach to her bridle, a little treat for us both to enjoy. The horse hair tassel we got her is shown in one of today’s photos! Mara deserves a gift for all she gives to me.