January 1, 2020

1/1/20 Mara B and I rode out on 12/31/19 as a symbolic conclusion to the year and decade. With Benjamin’s death in 2010, the 2010s were understandably my most difficult years and toughest decade. I am now a different person.  Through my Mara Moments blog posts, I have shared some of my personal experiences that have…

Monday Mud

Mara had been on her own over the weekend and had clearly been in the mud. Our outdoor arena ride was also in the mud, we enjoyed the ride but had moist muddy footing. Unfortunately riders are now quite contained, this is not my favorite week of the year. Mud in the pasture paddock was…

Friday Motion

Mara B is showing a clear preference for walking on the hay fields rather than on the cut soybean fields. The ground is freezing up and getting hard, and I’m guessing the hay side is a bit softer and more cushy. We had beautiful clear blue skies to appreciate when we looked up from the…

Noonday Shadows

A whitetail deer was the first ‘movement’ that Mara B and I observed on today’s noon time ride. We were ‘on it’ right in this corner before it bolted, of course no photo, it all happens so suddenly. Mara has little reaction to deer, she is so used to them! Crunchy leaves and shadows were…