Snowfree Indoor

Looks like Christmas around the stable as you can see from today’s photos! When I arrived Mara and Rosie were cozy outside their shelter, they are true best buddies these days and are often enjoying each other’s companionship. Mara and I spent some snowfree time in the indoor arena for bonding, grooming, free exercise and lunging. A highlight of today’s visit was tiding up the barns lost and found area with a couple of pals! That at least felt spring like.

Stall Horses Stay In

An April blizzard has found us today! Jay and I had an early visit with Mara this morning to beat the heavy snow that’s coming. The stall horses were kept in for the day because of the predicted heavy snowfall and powerful winds. The Barn had the feel of real warmth and energy, the stalls were being cleaned, the sleet was hitting the roof and Mara enjoyed some food, grooming and time to dry off. Our walk back to her paddock was quick to minimize our time in the wind and snow. Mara B made a quick dash to the shelter when we took off her halter.

Kitty Visit

Kitty, Maura, Helen, Holly and Mara, the five of us stayed out of the falling snow and enjoyed horse time in the indoor arena together this afternoon. Fun to have Kitty visiting, Maura visiting and two great horses to work with. A marvelous Monday!

Maura Meets Mara

My special cousin Maura met Mara and Holly today! Fun horse time for all four us. Holly was a gem, Mara had some schooling with Maura and our arena time was very enjoyable. Maura was delighted to have time at River Brink, to be back in the saddle and to meet other special horse enthusiasts.

Cats and Cow Pasture

Mara and I enjoy the three Barn cats and they all joined us again for our grooming and food time this morning. After cleaning Mara as best I could, we then headed to the Cow Pasture and rode along the fence line and hiked up and down some gentle slopes and inclines for Mara’s benefit!

Action

From the Capital to the paddock Jay and I saw a lot of action and energy today! The horses in Mara’s paddock were charging around when we arrived. A game of chase went on and on between Mara, Gus, SeaB and Rosie and we enjoyed watching the action. When there was a break from the chasing we brought Mara in for some quiet loving attention, food and grooming.

March Messes

Mara was a mess! And a conscientious boarder also addressed the messes in the stable with this message on the chalk board today! March has simply brought us mud, dirt and messes now. I did not even attempt to groom Mara because she was wet/damp and there was not much I was going to accomplish. We had connection time over her food and good conversation with Barn pals. Remember, Mara B is a real horse, she lives outside and she loves to roll.

Spring Vet Visit

Mara B recognized Dr Toby this afternoon! She knows the drill and today it was spring shots for Mara B. Plus Dr Toby checked her teeth to determine if they need to be floated, however we will wait until fall on her teeth. So we had lots of grooming and chatting with Barn pals, and the Vet check as our main activities today. Then we did ride around close to the stable but had quite a brisk and cool breeze so kept it rather short.

Wild Winds

Mara and I met up early morning today to beat the predicted snow storm, well the winds were really whipping. It was tough even sliding open the barn door against the winds pressure to bring her inside. I groomed and fed Mara and then allowed her free time in the indoor arena, she certainly had energy and was very happy to dash around. So I’m thinking her front right leg/shoulder is no longer bothering her, we hope that’s the case.

Saturday Visit

Lots of snow dominated today’s horse time! Mara B practiced being tied and waiting patiently for me before our arena ride. Then Jay and I walked her through some deep snow on the return to her paddock. Mara closed her eyes as you can see, she’s had plenty of snow now I guess and so have we.