Wanting to head a different direction and looking for a ‘soft’ surface to travel, Mara and I rode through the Meyer Farm this afternoon. The day was gray, still and quiet and we observed stark silhouettes in all directions.
The cows were friendly but the road really soupy, so we returned home and continued around a field with Bo joining us. It’s fun to have Bo darting in and out and racing around, Mara handles all the action very well.
For the middle of December Mara B and I had another very good winter ride.
Mara felt great today, there was some wind but mild temps so off we went on a power walk to Sam’s. Mara really enjoyed stretching her legs.
Retuning to the barn then we rode the back field, our go to spot lately where we’ve been watching the composting pumpkins disappear more and more each day.
Mara had a farrier appointment with Brian to wrap up our afternoon, we had a nice human/horse day together.
Mara and I thought the sun was going to peak out this afternoon for our ride time! We were delighted because we have had such a long stretch of gray days this month.
Even though the temps were cold, with low winds and my face mask on we did ride out, Mara was great but the sun went back into hiding for our spin around.
Coming back from walking around the back soybean field we captured this ‘creative’ shot in the equipment storage lot. I guess it’s a picture of a real snow blanket.
And the sun did shine on my drive home from the barn!
Holly and her owner Leah joined us on a wonderful snow ride this afternoon! It was really beautiful, we looped the fields and rode up to and around the cow pasture (apple orchard).
Frozen apples now hang as ornaments.
Mara and Holly were happy to be out stretching their legs while the riders loved the quiet, peaceful scenery.
Today’s post is extra long, however I also want to share the following article from today’s Wall Street Journal! I’m grateful to see this and am sharing a paragraph from the article.
Mara B and I do believe in “horse therapy” so reading about the topic in today’s WSJ was validating and exciting. Thanks for riding with us!
Mara and I had a peaceful ride out and enjoyed the quiet woods, snow covered berries, and winter grasses this afternoon.
Sharing a little muted snow zen from the two fields we circled.
We both found our outing to be relaxing and refreshing, and hope you do too.
Mara and I were able to ride the back trail this afternoon.
The pasture horses at the neighboring stable where all blanketed and munching on their round bales.
We circled back around and rode home through the bare fields.
It was refreshing to be “out” for both of us, and we would have ridden longer but my chilly toes sent us back to the barn. It was 24 degrees.
Chaps over ski pants were toasty but I think I need to pull out my winter boots too.
Mara B and I have not seen each other for a few days while I’ve been enjoying Little Free Library meetings and visiting LFL Board Members! I was definitely missing my horse time but found some horse inspiration on a few of our outings.
(There will be a special prize for the follower who can correctly identify where I spotted this beautiful horse.)
Today at the end of our meetings Jake, from Arizona visited Mara B with me and they really hit it off.
I was delighted to have my Mara B check in time and to share her with Jake. We seem to be on to a new season.
Mara B and I had such a fine ride this afternoon, it was so nice to be together. Her coat is considerably thicker than the last time I saw her.
More fields have been cut, and those still standing are very dry.
Good to be back in the saddle for fall rides with Mara.
Fun to learn about horseback riding in Acadia National Park today.
When we visited Wildwood Stables this morning, Jay and I enjoyed meeting and talking with these trail riders from Massachusetts.
Mr. Rockefeller appreciated horses too! It was special to see this stable and trail system in person.