Happy to be Home!

We had a wonderful time  on holiday in London; visiting with our son, taking a tour of some very interesting “Iconic Abodes” and just being in the great city of London. Yes, there was a bomb on the Underground and luckily it did not explode with it’s full force. But we still travelled on the “Tube”.  I lived in London during the IRA campaign in the 1970’s  so I know that London is a mighty resilient city and we would not be put off Tube travel either. But it was nice to get home.

I went to the barn and Biasini was out in his paddock. We have had a sudden blast of hot and humid weather which has produced a hatching of flies so he has his fly sheet on. I called to him and he came over to the gate and seemed to be happy to see me. I was certainly happy to see him!

I was still on British time and had woken up at about 3am so I felt it was not the day for any real dressage work. So I opted to go for a trail ride through the woods.  Although the temperature is well above average for September there are fall colors appearing with the Sumach changing to red and the Goldenrod in bloom at the sides of the trail.

Once we had done the loop in the woods we went  up the  hill and into the forest. On our way we met up with Erin who was riding Anton. We took a trail through the forest.

The forest is another world. Erin  commented that when you are riding in the forest it always seems like the  best possible thing to do. And I know the horses would agree!

 

 

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Glad you were okay in London, so terrible. The woods are beautiful this time of year. Like you, we had an onslaught of heat and humidity. The flies were relentless today. I’m looking forward to cooler climes and scenic, wooded rides.

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  2. Amy Brooks says:

    Glad you had a fun and safe time in London. I bet it’s nice to be home and get in some last few trail rides before the rain comes back in full force to BC. I really hope we do not get as much rain as we did last year.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’m in Ontario and we have the hottest weather of the year . Up to 40 Celsius humidex! Today 42 with humidex so trail rides are the best idea. End of the week the temps go down. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. Home is always sweet, no doubt. As you said in a comment, travel makes home sweeter. Welcome back home 🏡.

    😀 Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and enjoy your weekend too!

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  4. Glad you had a lovely time in London! 🙂 And we love the videos. xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for the reblog!

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      1. dray0308 says:

        You are most welcome!

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    I love the way you and equine companion so enjoy one another Anne. Beautiful captures of the peaceful ride in the woods.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. Those rides are what keep both of us sane!

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  6. Judy says:

    Welcome home! Thanks for taking us along. I miss riding.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and I’m glad you can come along even if it is only on the little video rides.

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  7. dprastka says:

    My favorite spot looking through those beautiful ears! Your so lucky to be able to ride through the forests. I have bountiful trails but they are within a suburban area. We do have a riverbed that gets us out of housing but my horses have lameness issues and can’t ride that far. It’s all good though, still love our trails. Welcome home. My daughter wants to go to Europe next year. Maybe I’ll be able to join her. Your blogs are inspiring! – Diana

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I am honored that you find my posts inspiring! I am very lucky to be at a barn that is adjacent to a large forest tract conservation area with lots of trails.

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  8. Hope you had a wonderful trip! Your boy certainly looked happy to see you home.

    What I wouldn’t give for some trails like that around my place.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you we did have a very good holiday. I think Biasini is happy to have me back. We are so lucky at Oakcrest Farm as the property is adjacent to a large forest tract of conservation land that has many trails.

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  9. (HorseLover4Ever) Elizabeth says:

    So glad you had such a wonderful holiday!!! Looks like a lovely time riding for both of you!!! 🙂 🙂

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  10. I love to ride in the forest! It’s so soothing, plus you get to put into practice all your arena work. I just wish there were more places to do it here where I live.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think there are actual scientifically proven benefits to being in the forest. I read an article posted by a German blogger recently that said that the trees give off some sort of pherome (?) and that is it good for us physically. Mentally it certainly is a peaceful place and I am so lucky that the barn here is adjacent to a large regional conservation area and we can hack out to our hearts content. Thanks for your comment.

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  11. lulu says:

    Biasini was glad to see you no doubt.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes. I think he likes to know I’m back.

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  12. sandyjwhite says:

    Good to have you back home, Anne. There is no better place to be!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. It is good to be home!

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  13. Welcome home and so lovely you went on a trail ride with Biasini – he looks very happy in the forest :o) xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. Biasini loves the trails.

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  14. Avery says:

    This is so great! Glad you got to have a fun ride when you first got back. I have a song for you!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks! I will listen to the song when I get home. I’m in a cafe for a medicinal latte after the gym right now!

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  15. Happy to know you are safe and happy with Biasini ma’am.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for your kind thoughts!

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  16. Vacation get-aways are always fun but there is something special about coming back home isn’t there. Glad you are safe and with Biasini.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and yes it is always good to get home.

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  17. Ben Aqiba says:

    Great videos,

    sometimes I think that I like to travel because of that feeling when I come back to my home ,which is wonderful 🙂

    Thank you

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Travel does make us appreciate home. It is great to explore and broaden our minds with travel and also to appreciate home.

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