Quiet & Bare


Mara and I had a nice Monday morning ride today. It was peaceful, still and mild, we heard and saw geese in the distance. The earth and trees are bare and now ready for winter rest. And winter arrives here tonight the weather gal tells us, so it was a treat to savor today’s outing!

Brrr & Burrs


Brrr it’s cold outside, so let’s not talk about the weather today. Mara and I have been seeing burrs on our rides lately, and pasture horses are finding them too!

Mara the Wrangler


Fun full morning for us today. Starting in the round pen, Mara had real energy to expend. Then Hannah needed an assist with catching a horse and jumped on Mara to work with her as a wrangler. It was fun to watch and Mara was great at the job, however M&H did not prevail (this time). We concluded our morning together with a relaxing ride around some of the dairy loop. A good horse day.

Plowed Fields and Heat


Mara and walked to Sam’s this afternoon and the corn fields are now plowed fields. We enjoyed sunshine and clear skies. It seemed warmer outside than in the barn, but the heat is now on! Preparing to tack up I start in the bathroom these days to use the heat in there to warm up Mara’s bit. Just one of those seasonal changes brought on by the cold temps.

Saddle Charms


After losing a very special medal that was a saddle charm, I was blessed with a mini miracle of finding it a week later. The saddle now has new charms that are tied on with extra care.  We enjoy having them along on our rides. Mara had grooming and arena excerise this afternoon and Jay joined us for the fun.

Grooming Buddy


Today was Jay’s day with Mara B, those two like to stay connected too. Jay has his horsemanship time and Mara has a special groom for the day. We had cool temperatures but enjoyed warm connections together.

Fall Vet Visit 


We had the first snow and Dr Toby’s fall visit this morning. Mara B was staying as dry as possible in the shelter when I arrived. I sat on the bench, let Mara eat, she had her fall shots and headed back to her paddock. Weather does play into our horse time, and today’s weather was simply not conducive to great horse time.

Early Morning Ride


Getting to the barn early this morning was a real treat. A few horses were still in stalls, the barn cat was still snoozing and there was a peaceful stillness. Mara and I had such a pleasant ride out, with the golden morning sunlight being a highlight. A sweet way to start the day.