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.

Morning Ride

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.

Super Fun Horse Visit

Family fun day with Jane, Julia, Trey, Louisa and George visiting us! Peanut, Andri and Gus were fabulous mounts to enjoy.  A special thank you to our wonderful barn friends who made this all possible. We have a few new cowboys and cowgirls in the family now.

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. ✌️🌿🌼

Grooming & Walking for 2


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.

Icelandic Parade


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.

Warm & Relaxing


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.

Walk with the Icelandics


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.

Vordis From Moondance Acres

Vordis means “Spring Godess” and she’s the new beauty at River Brink today. Eve welcomed her new mare early this morning, Vordis came 1300 miles by transport from Calgary and joins the special Icelandic group at our stable. Welcome!