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.

Girls & Boys

River Brink is predominantly a female stable, so it was an unusual visit today to have Larry, Brian and Greg as our only Barn companions! I don’t ever recall that happening before. Brutus was playing his in and out the door game and Mara B and Rosie seem to be on the same ‘girls’ team in their paddock now. Our ride time was in the indoor arena again due to the ice. Overall, boys and girls had a pleasant afternoon together.

Crunchy/Slippery

Mara and I tried to ride out this afternoon but conditions forced us to spend the majority of our time together in the indoor arena. Despite sunshine and no wind the very crunchy deep snow and icy footing was not comfortable for us. We stayed close to the Barn area for a short attempt to ride “out” but then returned to the indoor to trot circles. We do want to ride safely.

Thawing Out

Mara and her paddock pals had frozen manes and tails this morning after yesterday’s freezing rain. So Mara B was delighted to come into the Barn with me for food, grooming and connection time and I was pleased to get back in the saddle. A cold icy day with warm bonding time for us.

Ice Bound

So fun to meet up with Mara B yesterday! We all enjoyed saying hello to Julie’s adorable new pup too. However a winter weather advisory for very icy road conditions kept me from actually visiting Mara B today ☹️ Hopefully she found some space in the shelter to stay out of the wet wintry mix.

Endurance Ride

Mara is starting to watch for our return while Jay and I are on a long endurance ride back . Looking forward to our sweet reunion!

Simple Pleasures

Sharing simple pleasures of the day with you. Mara was with Maddi and I ran into cute Molly on the trail today. A few of the simple pleasures we enjoyed seeing were sea birds, sailboats, sandcastles, waves and colorful sun umbrellas. ☀️

R&R

Maddi tells me that Mara B is really shedding out at home. My day was for reading and relaxing, and I’m sharing my book titles with you.

Triple S

Sun, sand and sea for me today while Mara B enjoys Maddi and our paddock friends at home. Mara gets to try some new connections while I stride along the salty sea with Joe and Jay this week. A change of routine and rituals for both of us.

Ride with Chance

Just by chance, Mara B and I were tacking up and riding at the same time as Aubrey and her horse Chance! So today’s horse time spanned the generations, highlighting the ageless fun for gals and their horses. It was a treat for us.