On todays ride Mara and I discovered this huge tree trunk near the lower cow pasture meadow, it’s so significant it deserves a photo. We also enjoyed some beautiful deep reds along our path.
We liked the apple tree with no leaves too, it only has apples still hanging on.
Returning from our ride around the neighboring stable we met up with a former River Brink boarder out on her horse Pony. We chatted and caught up.
Pleasant surprises for us on a very pleasant afternoon ride.
Mara B had some great lesson time with Maura again today. So I get to learn from the sidelines and I like observing Mara from the ground.
I also had some solo ride time out on Mara B and saw triplet fawns run across the road following their mom. Pretty cool to get the photo I thought.
The third ‘action’ was engaging with other borders out riding on this glorious summer day.
Peanut never fails to make us smile! Some summer stable action that sort of made me remember horseback riding at summer camp.
Mara B is lame, it’s probably an abscess (95% sure.) She was moving very slowly very gingerly this morning. We have separated her from her herd, to avoid the other horses forcing her to move unnecessarily. She is now comfortable outside across from her own paddock and resting comfortably we hope. We delivered water and hay, put a poultice on her left front hoof and her farrier will attend to her on Monday. Mara B is clearly very tender on that hoof but has been an appreciative and sweet patient.
Mara Moments posts show how a daily connection with my horse provides me with a creative healing activity while also promoting equine therapy. In addition I have been trying to give voice to Suicide Awareness and Prevention by sharing my healing journey as a suicide survivor. I find it important to be a part of a broader discussion of depression, mental health, isolation and trauma. Today is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2017. The loss of life and the toll on suicide survivors in incalculable. Starting with this awareness and gentle reminder of the dangers of untreated mental illness, let’s please contribute in our own way to help reduce suicides. Thank you.
Mara B is my wonderful therapy horse and I am very grateful for her. Today she was true therapy.