Helen & Helen

This morning I visited Mara B to give her exercise time and to have my ride time. Mara B thundered around the outdoor arena, she was wild! Our ride was good after she successfully expended her energy.

I said good bye and retuned Mara to her paddock. Knowing I was returning later in the day for our special visit with Helen, Ken and Gabe!

Well I must admit Mara B was not completely hospitable on our second visit today! She seemed to be saying, “I did my stuff once already and I’m not doing any more today!” Oh my, not pleasant for my sweet niece, Helen.

Horses….they have a mind of their own! Gabe was delighted to wrap up our barn visit with petting Socks (aka: JAC.)

Mara B and I will start over again tomorrow. We can always start over.

November Pumpkins

Mariela repeated driving rather than riding today. Plus she groomed Mara B, braided her forlock and mane, and was our photographer again!

We had our photo taken with farm equipment outback for a few ‘creative’ shots, that I post on Instagram @mara.equine.moments

On today’s ride Mara and I observed ‘November pumpkins’ and the wide open landscape.

Mariela, Mara and I got in one more barn adventure together.

Lesson Fun & Horsey Lunch

Alicia, Abby, Olivia and Annamaria had riding lessons with Alanna and Allegro this morning! Honey joined Mara to receive special grooming, braiding of their manes and tails and plenty of loving attention from our visitors.

Riding was fun for everyone!

And lunch with the horses very amusing!

The horses joined in on the conversation and liked eating watermelon and grapes. Some real good girl/horse/barn fun!

Bea + Honey

Nancy brought Bea to visit Mara B this morning and we all had a honey of a time!

A big thank you to Jackie and Sophia who shared their Honey with us providing Bea and Nanc with an awesome horse adventure.

Mara B and I loved watching them enjoy Honey and friends.

Honey always lives up to her name and was a sweetie. Hope to see you again Bea!

Becky Baby Bambi

Special Mara Moments supporter Becky (my sister in law) stopped by with Jane ( my older sister & also special!) to visit Mara B this morning. Becky first met Mara when we picked her up and brought her home close to four years ago. It was wonderful to have them both stop by again today.

Then off we rode on an excellent outing with Kim/Rio and Jennifer/Bella. First stop was to see Barbie and Baby, which is always a treat.

We found Bambi later on the trail and I was able to get this photo because she would not move, guessing there was a fawn there too.

A lovely June trail ride.

Cool Down

Today was simply too hot to do much more than provide Mara B a little cool down time. Jay was in charge of Mara B this afternoon and both horse and human loved their bonding time together. We took Mara into the cool refreshing barn for a relaxing respite with food, grooming and then sprayed her with fly spray.

Fortunately the cool afternoon clouds were also very beautiful and refreshing.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all our special followers, summer has arrived.

Mara’s Monday

Great to see that Mara B was totally relaxed in her new paddock when I arrived this afternoon.

She’s doing very well with Holly and Spice and she’s also enjoying her fence mates Scarlet and Frank.

Plus Mara’s hoofs have to be feeling much better, she had energy and seemed more focused on looking for her old pals then on listening to me during our ride around. When I dismounted, she preferred visiting with Tyler and Travis today.

Sweet Visit

Mara B was lucky to meet “Aunts” (and followers) Beth and Kay today! They were sweet visitors and great groomers. We all enjoyed the horse time plus the beautiful warm weather together. Mara B and I then rode across M to Swedish Mission Road for our outing. Mara gave me a little spring spin around on the way back, not sure why? There were no “issues” so we regrouped and calmly continued on our way. Spring riding can tend to be a bit of starting over again….

Up Around & Down

Mara and I had good ride time together today! First, to the top of the cow pasture, two deer joined us coming from the corn field, we watched them jump into the lower cow pasture and dart up to the top ahead of us. We then circled around the upper pasture and appreciated the views, and were impressed to see the beautiful oak leaves that had hung on all through the winter. Our ride continued down the road to Sam’s and on the way home we met another walker who we said hello to and chatted with. It felt like Spring!

New Spring Views

Mara and I had an energizing morning ride with Alanna and Allegro today. We rode through the Meyer Farm and went off the field road to walk the fence line between their pasture and corn field. Providing us some new views because we had not been over here since late last fall. We observed turkeys along the way, greeted the cows in the feedlot and enjoyed the long views of the power lines.