On and off drizzles kept us around the barn this afternoon. Mara was able to expend some energy in the round pen where she gets to be loose. The end door on the pasture side of the arena is open now, so we liked the light and breeze. Mara B and I had a good trotting session for our arena ride time.
Today’s morning ride with Kim and Rio down the quiet neighborhood lane was very pleasant. We had two eagles soaring overhead and a warm welcome from Florence who was out at her mailbox when we rode past. Kim got this picture of me trying to photograph the Queen Anne’s Lace we spotted. It was a warm one, but we had a nice summer jaunt.
Riders from the nearby stable rode through on their way to the river this morning. Mara stood with them while I took photos for them. It was nice to meet them and to chat about our horses. Maintenance chores are daily tasks around River Brink and today the indoor arena was being watered down and groomed while I was tacking up. A freshly groomed arena is always a treat. It was one spectacular July day to enjoy riding and barn time with Ms Mara B.
Gretchen and Laura visited today! Very fun to introduce them to Mara B and to show them around the barn. Gretchen has been an early and supportive Mara Moments follower so it was fun to share some behind the scenes action with her. Mara enjoyed them and just maybe won a bit of their hearts too. Good Gal time! ✌️🌿🌼
Our ride through the Meyer Farm started with a pleasant surprise on the trail this morning. Mara and I met up with Seamus giving seven year old Eva a jaunt down the path! A few hawks also surprised us as they flew out over the trail. Generally there is a surprise of some sort waiting for us out on the trails. 🌼🌿☀️
Our May Day turned out to be blustery, cold and wet. (We hope yours was sunny, warm and spring like 🌼🌿🌸) Mara B and her pals wanted to just hang out in their shelter to stay dry. I took Mara into the arena, for her to have some extra hay and a little light grooming. Brian our farrier was also on hand this morning to trim Mara’s hoofs.
Today’s horse for you to enjoy is Traveler, the noble white horse that appears at all USC football games with a Trojan warrior astride and is one of the most famous college mascots. This statue is located in Hahn Plaza on the USC campus in Los Angles. Mara B is home on a spring break under the special eye of our paddock pal Char. Jay and I are here as volunteers with Little Free Library an awesome organization we support in our son Benjamin’s memory.