Mara and I returned to our quiet neighborhood street for today’s stroll. The fresh smell of pine needles and trimmed branches on the ground really caught our attention, and a very pleasant scent greeted us.
We really like passing this beautiful driveway and plan to go down it when I figure out how to get permission.
We also enjoyed the subtle sounds of wind chimes in this garden.
We dedicated our ride to Auntie Kay for her April Fools Day Birthday! Kay is pictured here on a summer visit with Mara B.
Barn pal Liz has a birthday today too! No pranks just special birthday greetings from Mara B and me to you two today. Happy April Fools Day to all you other wonderful Mara Moments followers. 🌼
Mara B and I rode south down the road and then north through the back field today. Only slivers of snow remains. I was able to appreciate the gorgeous sky now that I’m not worried about ice under foot. Contrails across the sky stood out as our observation.
The road to Sam’s was perfect for some trotting! The back field was muddy and very moist. (showing our own tracks below.)
Mara B was a very good horse and we had a fine Monday outing together.
Mara B and I wanted to ride to the Meyer Farm this afternoon so we left Bo behind in a stall. We really enjoy having him ride along when he does join us, however the Meyers do not want dog visits, so Bo stayed home. It’s been months since we’ve been to the Meyer Farm and it was fun to return today.
We met up with serious ice before getting to the field service road, and I didn’t want to dismount or walk Mara over it, so we just greeted the cows turned around and headed to Sam’s.
The conditions were wonderful, I’m even back to wearing actual riding boots not winter boots and a down vest not a jacket!
Mara B was great and it’s energizing for us to be less contained. Spring felt marvelous this March day. Now we’ll end with the latest note on the barn message board, I chuckled when I read it.
Fun to see Julie, Maisy and Skeeter out on the road enjoying the warmup this afternoon. Julie lives down the road from River Brink and owns Barbie and baby Cha-Ching as well.
With the warm up and Jay as photographer, here are a few highlights of Mara B and Stormy (with Marina) stretching their legs too.
Thank you for hiking along with us Jay. Wow, what a treat to have a mild day and to ride out!
After a weekend of heavy snow, Monday provided warmer temps and melting. So Mara B and I walked along the road which was easier than through the deep snow this afternoon, plus it was a change of scenery. Mara was mellow, the sunshine felt warmish and ice free footing was a treat.
Char took this great photo of us today to highlight the gorgeous autumn colors we’re enjoying at the barn this Monday in October.
After Char and SeaB and Mara and I trotted and cantered in a cut field we then headed in a different direction than usual and had a good ride “down the road” together. Thanks Char!