Mara and I thought the sun was going to peak out this afternoon for our ride time! We were delighted because we have had such a long stretch of gray days this month.
Even though the temps were cold, with low winds and my face mask on we did ride out, Mara was great but the sun went back into hiding for our spin around.
Coming back from walking around the back soybean field we captured this ‘creative’ shot in the equipment storage lot. I guess it’s a picture of a real snow blanket.
And the sun did shine on my drive home from the barn!
Holly and her owner Leah joined us on a wonderful snow ride this afternoon! It was really beautiful, we looped the fields and rode up to and around the cow pasture (apple orchard).
Frozen apples now hang as ornaments.
Mara and Holly were happy to be out stretching their legs while the riders loved the quiet, peaceful scenery.
Today’s post is extra long, however I also want to share the following article from today’s Wall Street Journal! I’m grateful to see this and am sharing a paragraph from the article.
Mara B and I do believe in “horse therapy” so reading about the topic in today’s WSJ was validating and exciting. Thanks for riding with us!
Mara and I had a peaceful ride out and enjoyed the quiet woods, snow covered berries, and winter grasses this afternoon.
Sharing a little muted snow zen from the two fields we circled.
We both found our outing to be relaxing and refreshing, and hope you do too.
Mara and I were able to ride the back trail this afternoon.
The pasture horses at the neighboring stable where all blanketed and munching on their round bales.
We circled back around and rode home through the bare fields.
It was refreshing to be “out” for both of us, and we would have ridden longer but my chilly toes sent us back to the barn. It was 24 degrees.
Chaps over ski pants were toasty but I think I need to pull out my winter boots too.
My neighbor Matthew was out of school today so he joined us at the barn to do filming for his YouTube channel. Today his project was “winter horse time.” Matthew filmed Mara B, SeaB, the Icelandic horses and the pasture herd.
Mara remembers Matthew and really likes him. The Icies enjoyed being filmed too.
We filmed in the indoor arena to warm up as it was 19 degrees outside today.
Thanks for joining us this afternoon Matthew, I look forward to seeing your completed project.