Before the afternoon rains, Mara and I had two great buddy rides. We made a lap around the dairy loop and a few laps around the outdoor arena. Good trail riding for us! The sprinkles arrived as we were returning to the barn.
Cindy and Paskar showed us a hidden trail off the Meyers loop that took us up up up to a hay field. We circled the edge of the beautiful hay field walking next to woods. Mara and I were in new territory that was very fun to ride. After going up the trail head comes having to slowly walk down it. Our horses were rock stars going both up and down today! Then Lorrie surprised us and passed on a fancy reconditioned leather halter to Mara B (aka Export) Which is a treat for both of us. A gorgeous summer day with some extra fun for us. ✌️🌿🌼
My friend Jackie and I had a splendid morning of relaxing horse time. Mara B and Andri received luxurious brushing, a tandem walk and a little nibble of grass. The second spa day at the barn.
As Dave said “Native American Paint (Mara B) meets the Northern European horses (Icelandics.) We enjoyed the parade of Icelandics out and about at River Brink this afternoon.
Mara and I are delighted to be getting some “Andri” time while his owner is on an extended holiday. I’ll be walking, grooming and checking on him for a few weeks now. We are seeing signs of spring everywhere and Mara even had some clean up time in the shower stall this afternoon.
Mara B and I enjoyed a brisk and friendly walk with our Icelandic horse friends this afternoon. Fun to follow behind their formation of three, riding abreast down the trail. The “Iceies” are charming and affectionate horses.
There was some fun lively horse’n around in the arena this afternoon! Being to cold to ride folks let their horses loose in the indoor for active playtime and liberation from the icy paddocks. It was entertaining for us to watch, although Mara was more of an observer than participant for some reason.