Stabilicers and Icelandics

With all the ice under foot at the stable, I was definitely glad I wore my Stabilicers for today’s visit with Mara B. Jay surprised me with them and they’ve turned out to be fabulous winter traction ice cleats that keep me from falling. I truly appreciated them today, thank you Jay!

Cindy and Eve had the Icelandic horses playing in the indoor arena and invited Mara to join in the horse play. It was pretty thrilling for her and allowed her to run, jump and chase on solid, safe ground. All the action happened so fast it was difficult to take photos, but you get the idea here. Thanks friends.

Snow was just starting to fall when I returned Mara to her paddock.

And continues falling covering us in quiet white beauty.

Staying In

Mara B and the stall horses stayed in all day today, due to extremely cold temperatures. Mara B. is a real outside kind of horse so this is no treat for her.

I let her have ‘free’ time in the indoor arena this morning and she was wild. Mara really needed to move.

The Icelandic horses also had arena ‘free’ time.

Very fun to watch our horses play indoors where it was warm and safe on a day the weather outside got the best of us. (just for documentation purposes, it is -15 as I post this and the polar vortex descends on the region tonight.)

Hardy horses, hardy women and special horse love on display today, and that warms us all up!

Cherry Picker & Superb Jaunt

It was lovely to reconnect with Mara B this afternoon! We had an adventurous arena experience right away. A cherry picker truck was in there and Dan was installing new LED lightbulbs. I’m thrilled because it was distracting when the lights were on because of the loud buzzing sound they made. The horses had a fun time watching the action.

And what a superb Saturday for a jaunt with Jennifer and Bella. We had excellent winter riding conditions and enjoyed the winter beauty.

An excellent horse/pals/barn day.

Motorcycle, Horses & Semi

Mara B and I saw three distinct modes of transportation during our time together today. Always fun to see Tyler pull up on his motorcycle, Mara B enjoys him as much as I do and today we checked out his new Harley. (I asked about his tee shirt, and Tyler explained he rides as a security team member on a Breast Cancer Motorcycle Fundraising Ride!)

Returning from down the road we got to chat with pals Cindy and Jackie on their lovely Icelandic horses.

Mara and I then turned back around and returned towards Sam’s again to avoid the Semi truck that was maneuvering around and parking at the farm we would need to walk past.

It was also garbage pick up day but at least we missed the garbage truck!

Petite & Tall

This morning Mara B and I thoroughly enjoyed an outing with the Icelandic horses Leo and Kole and their special people Jackie and Pam. Since Jackie commented on how tall Mara is I let her sit on her before our ride! A treat for Mara for sure.

We rode a bit of the sunny road and a bit of the cool shaded back trail.

It’s now summer time hot, so the horses got a cool rinse off in the shower stall when we returned to the barn.

Active Vistor


Mara and I always enjoy having visitors! Today my neighbor Matthew spent the afternoon at the barn with us and we had a very active visit. Grooming Andri, going out on a ride together (I rode and Matthew rode his mountain bike along side of Mara and me) while Matthew filmed with his GoPro camera. Then Char and SeaB provided ride time for Matthew to enjoy. Active, fun and an exciting horse day for all of us.

New Territory & a Fancy Halter


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. ✌️🌿🌼