Mara gets the snow and I get sand this week. Since we can all have a change of pace once in a while, I’m riding with Joe this week. Mara B has wonderful Barn pals keeping a special eye on her. Please ride along with us for a few days of beach, sand and sun.
Mara B had a warm sunny spot in the shelter this morning! Jay joined Mara in her warm spot and then did grooming and ground work with her today. My warm spot was sitting bareback on Ms Mara, nice insulation. We all walked around and Jay was our photographer again. Time to look for our next warm spot. ☀️
Wearing winter riding boots now, but they fit in the stirrups and keep my feet warm. Today Mara was happy to be hanging out at the round bale when I arrived. We spent our ride time in the arena and embraced skills and circles. Pleasant to be in the saddle and not pushing much as far as expectations.
Mara and I started in the sunshine directly in front of the pasture horses and really enjoyed watching the horse play this afternoon. It was very cold but sunny with no wind and I was dressed for the conditions. Mara was relaxed and ate some food while I groomed her. We moved slowly, due to being so bundled up and some ice still around but we had arena play time as well as a walk to the back cornfield together. It was nice companionship with no pressures.
Brutus is modeling winter wear! When I visited Mara today my outerwear included snow pants plus a face mask to wear under my wool hat. Mara goes without a blanket as she has always been an outside horse and her warm furry coat keeps her toasty. Mara had free excerise time in the indoor arena this afternoon as our main activity and she had plenty of energy. The paddocks are icy so I like to let her move freely in the arena on days like this.
The mild start to December allowed us to start the month “out.” Mara and I rode up to the cow pasture that is now looking very bare, however we saw this Milkweed still holding on to seeds. Coming down we had a good view of the back side of the stable. We also rode over to the backside of the neighboring stable. Today’s ride was dedicated to an extraordinary horse who left earth today but who remains in the hearts of so many.
Mara B and I covered some ground this afternoon. We rode the road to Sam’s and saw them baling hay, which seems late to me. Returned to the Barn and then walked through the back cornfield to the edge of the neighboring stable and returned on the trail along the woods. Good riding conditions and a relaxed horse made for a pleasant outing.