Mara and I started our time together with the Vet this morning. It was time for her spring shots and annual blood work for her thyroid condition. Mara B has received daily medication for the past year to balance her thyroid and it’s working very well.
Then it was off for a quiet ride in the spring mist. Silence and stillness surrounded us in the light mist, and it was very peaceful and beautiful.
We passed next to where manure is now being spread on the fields, which is another ritual of the season.
The soft ground, mild temperatures and stillness made for a great outing for us.
Today’s ride took us past a few of the blue buckets being used for tapping maple trees around the stable. I really like observing seasonal activities like this.
Mara B and I then rode the first section of the Meyer’s field road and appreciated the new views. However the field road remains quite soft and mushy to comfortably ride.
It was a peaceful, quiet jaunt on a beautiful March afternoon with a gorgeous sky. The fields looked so neat and tidy.
We will appreciate a bit more drying to firm up the footing for our next ride through. Happy springtime.
The ground is also mushy, soft, muddy and spongy! Please notice the side of Mara’s face, she is simply dirty from winter crud and stall crud. Today the spring mud found us.
Mara B and I saw the signs of mud season everywhere.
We had a lovely walk out around the neighborhood for a new view and looked for all things green.
Welcome to the spring equinox.
Mara B and I had a great afternoon with Jay today! Riding down the road to Sam’s was a treat. Jay groomed Mara plus hiked along with us as photographer. Enjoy his photos and our spring views.
The afternoon sunshine, mild temperatures and no wind was delightful.
Mara, Jay and I believe spring has arrived.
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.” Spring brings us hope, happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all our lovely followers. 🍀
Mara B was one wet girl when I brought her in this afternoon.
Even my drive to the barn showed signs of all the rain and fog enveloping us today.
Mara nibbled and I used the shedding blade to groom her.
The last two days I have hand walked Mara down the road for a new view and to check the road conditions. It’s been refreshing and we are seeing geese have returned and are in the soaked fields.
We did have ride time in the indoor arena before Mara had to go back out into the rain. Sunshine will be welcome when we see it next.
Mara B and I generally like the volume low and we appreciate the sounds of silence when we are out in nature. Today we rode in the arena due to icy footing and listened to ice dripping and ice sliding off the roof. We had the garage door open for some light. Mara wanted to trot and move which felt good to both of us.
Sunday Jay visited and we faced ice and windy conditions.
Today writing about soundscapes made me want to share a book title with you, if you feel you may appreciate the quiet lane too, I think you’ll value my new favorite book.
I think Mara would be a fan of “Silence: In the Age of Noise” too.
Sunday afternoon Jay and I decided it was time to daydream about flowers. Mara B seemed to be in agreement.
We had arena time, grooming and it’s now obvious that Mara is shedding.
Sunday afternoon the pasture horses were running and playing! And we loved watching the action when we returned Mara to her paddock.
No photos of Jay darn, because he was our photographer. Today’s (Monday) visit with Mara was quiet, low key and mellow, with cold temperatures again restricting our activities.
Mara B and I met up with Jackie and Leo and Jennifer and Bella at the snow pile behind the indoor arena this afternoon. Trust me we have more snow than we need around River Brink these days.
The winter conditions have been rather challenging but are not keeping us from our wonderful horses! Jackie, thank you for being the photographer for us today.
Mara B and I are looking forward to some March melting.
Gabe and I ventured out this snowy afternoon to visit Mara B, Bella, Socks the cat, and the baby goats. Plenty of snow was falling and it was peaceful and pretty. First thing we noticed was Holly in the snow hollow, the effects of all the snow and wind we’ve had.
Mara enjoyed a nibble plus Gabe’s attention and antics.
We did visit Bella and the baby goats when we went in the barn, but never saw Socks. (Why? Where was he? why?) Lots of playful energy and activities for a snowy afternoon.