Mara B has been in the slop lately, after three days of pretty much continuous rain.
I visit and spend time with Mara every day but we hadn’t ridden these past few days. So this afternoon it was time to saddle up and enjoy riding in the indoor arena. We trotted and circled, observed the pasture horses and ignored the weather conditions (as it was still misting.)
All while thinking about Benjamin and that today is “World Mental Health Day 2018”
Mara sure helps me with my mental health….and here’s an Instagram post I saw this morning to share with you…..
Ninety plus degrees this afternoon when Jay and I had our Mara B time! Every one was moving slowly. Mara enjoyed the cool of the Barn, a snack of hay and grooming.
Pat and Sam were delivering and stacking hay in the barn. We had a good chat with them.
Jay worked on installing a hay net in Mara’s stall. But he said it wasn’t hot enough to be working in a small dark enclosed space with no air moving.
I guess we’ll finish this project on a cooler day!
Mara B liked her time with Jay this afternoon! She was groomed and fed and sprayed.
Plus Jay walked Mara all around the neighborhood.
Mara was super sweet and Jay enjoyed his Barn/horse adventures.
Mara and I rode the Meyers loop and the wonderful sandy field road was very dusty. The sky, fields and views were spacious and wide open.
Mara was so good, it was perfectly still and we had no sightings other than a couple of hawk feathers along the way. A peaceful quiet outing.
Mara and I had a wonderful ride to the river and back with friends before meeting Dr. Ed at the barn this morning.
Then it was Mara’s first ever chiropractic/acupuncture ‘adjustment ‘ treatment. The process was very interesting, lasted about 40 minuets and she caught on that we were only treating her to help her feel well.
Licking, chewing and comfortable sighs from Mara B resulted. It was a little extra special tune up for her to keep her feeling her best.
Enjoy the fruits of Jay’s photography from our Mara B time together this warm Saturday afternoon (Jay said “an afternoon of very high humidity” thus the ‘workout’ terminology!) I rode, Mara walked and Jay was our photographer while hiking through the lower meadow of the cow pasture.
It was lovely.
Jay was artistic and a real trooper!
Thank you Jay!
Mara and I had a morning ride with very quiet and still conditions, so peaceful and calm. We took the shady back trail to the road behind the neighborhood stable.
Only “sighting” was the neighborhood stable horses out grazing.
We rode the length of the road both directions and returned to the barn via the same shaded trail. Summer heat had warmed us both up.
Mara B was wonderful and we both had a pleasant outing, we then saw Mara’s buddies relaxing in the shade when we turned the corner back at the barn.
A warm and lovely summer day in Wisconsin.
Rio and Kim and Mara and I headed up to the cow pasture this morning and since there are no cows there this summer we delighted in strolling through the apple orchard.
We saw acorns and enjoyed the woods too.
We rode the dairy loop next and I’ll end today’s post with one of my favorite views from there.
A great Thursday ride. (Thanks for your additional photos Kim.)
Four years ago today we bought Mara B! It was a big decision a big commitment and an experience that has helped me in many many ways. Mara B is the horse of my heart and has slipped in some soft soothing music to my days.
Today we had an excellent solo ride around the dairy loop that we dedicated to Benjamin. Walking under the gorgeous sky and among the peace and beauty of the fields and woods with Mara is delightful as well as calming for me. I’m grateful that we share our nature walks together.
Sharing Mara B with others, talking about Equine Therapy plus pals at the Barn are a few of the lovely things that Mara B has brought to us these past four years. Thank you Mara, love you Mara B!