Snow Bath & Trim

Light snow had dusted Mara when I arrived this afternoon and it was actually very helpful for cleaning her up a bit.

Mara B had her “snow bath” however I guess some other horse used the wash stall for a clean up!

With our very cold temperatures using the wash stall was not the best idea….. Mara also had a very friendly (with Brutus and Bo) farrier appointment with Brian for a trim today.

Small accomplishments for us on another cold winter day.

Some Wind & December Pumpkins

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.

Warmth & Blue Skies

Mara B and I enjoyed Mariela’s lovely warmth again today! Plus she was our photographer.

Mara and I also got in a great ride in the back field. We had another huge buck run out in front of us, savored the warmer afternoon temps and soaked up the gorgeous blue skies.

Mariela wanted to drive the car rather than ride a horse, so she got practice driving time after our barn visit! Thanks for the entertaining spin around our neighborhood and the fun photos today Mariela.

Sweating

Mara B and I both warmed up today! Summer temperatures are back. So on our afternoon ride we looked for shade and embraced a light breeze.

Our observation was this piece of equipment in the pasture of the neighborhood stable. Out of place, and not sure just what the project is.

When we returned to the Barn, Mara was sweaty under her bridle. She had a complete rinse off and then it was time for her to be reshod. We tried to accomplish this with no sedation this time, but she wasn’t having it.

Sweating in September, but we’ll take it!

Horseshoes and Cha-Ching Cha-Ching

Mara was reshod this morning which took up much of our connection time today.

And Barbie’s colt has received his name! It’s Cha-Ching Cha-Ching his owner Julie told me yesterday.

So today I thought I’d mention to the horse lovers who are following Mara Moments and are without your own horse to please keep in mind the financial reality of owning your own horse. Board, Vet, farrier, equipment, emergencies plus other variables can be costly. Mara Moments does try to be real and share our true experiences, so today’s topic is an important one.

Owning your own horse is truly a wonderful adventure, but please know/remember that owning a horse requires both time and money.

To me it’s also priceless therapy that I’m grateful for.

Boots, Shoes & a Chair

Mara B was reshod this morning and once again needed a little sedation. Brian her farrier is great and all went smoothly.

I sat in the chair next to her while she ‘woke up’ which took about two hours and cleaned my riding boots.

While Brutus cleaned up the hoof trimmings.

A day of no riding but lots of Barn time and bonding time with Mara B.