The Magic of Horses

When I started this blog I assumed I would be writing for riders and most probably dressage riders.  But the response I began to see was unexpected. People who rode,who did not ride, had only ridden as children, had never ridden, had never had anything to do with horses, were responding to my blog posts. I began to realize that horses have a universal appeal. An appeal that transcends nationality, background, age, and language.  Here are some of the responses I received.

I used to teach an autistic little boy. He was a ray of sunshine once on horseback, his energy astounded and delighted me. I’ll never forget him. “

“This reminds me of my childhood. It’s a love which is still in me.”

“All these years and I still don’t have the answer to exactly why I ride”.

If I didn’t have my horse it would have been tough to get through the curveballs that life has thrown at me.”

“Horses are so wonderfully majestic.”

“It was my dream to be a jockey.”  

There would be questions about horses. Questions about the daily life of my horse, about his equipment, about his training.  Questions about how a horse travels to the Olympics,  how horses are cared for, how people become top riders and how did horses help someone recover from illness or disability.

I started this blog at the end of March 2016 and as of today there have been 100,876 views and 60,767 visitors and what has drawn people to this blog…..horses.  Horses have a presence  and a beauty that appeals to people no matter where they are from.  It is  magic.  I thought I would like to devote this post to the horses who have starred in my blog posts with some photographs I have taken of them.

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Truly Noble gets a kiss after a good round

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Thank you for visiting and I hope you will continue with me on this journey with the horses.

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. First off – you look a bit like Princess Diana in the picture with the Royal Horse and the Queen’s Guard on top. (In the meantime, the horse is wanting to mug your purse!)
    Love how you’ve created a large following of “non-horsey” people. More horse love, passion, amazement, and curiosity is always great – the more the merrier. Having just a little bit of “horse” in ones daily life is beneficial on so many levels, whether it’s riding, grooming, care taking, or, simply just reading about them!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I gave that horse in the posts I wrote about the Cavalry Blacks. and yes he thought I had a treat in there. He knew I was a horsey person and if I did have a treat I would have given it to him!

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      1. Guard is holding his breath 😉

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      2. anne leueen says:

        He kept an eye on me for sure but he could probably recognize I was a horse person as opposed to the small child whose parents allowed her to run up and stand under the horse’s head and reach up and bop him on the nose!! I noticed there is a button on the side of the little place the horse and guard stand in and I assume it is an alarm that will bring out some guards on foot to deal with a serious problem!

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  2. I love your blog and your posts.
    You are so right with what you said, horses bring us together. They have this innate way of making us humans see the world in such a different light and once you know how it feels to be with a horse you can’t ever stop. It’s a wonderful feeling. I sometimes just hug my Freddy and smell his mane and then I sigh, everything in the world doesn’t matter in that moment and he nuzzles into me; like hey, Mel it’s all gonna be ok! They read us and feel us and want to help us. They are the most beautiful creature and should be treated with kindness and love always

    Keep blogging mate

    Mel x

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    1. anne leueen says:

      This is a superb comment Mel. Horses! You’ve said it all about what they do for us and with us and to us. Thank you!!!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for the reblog!

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      1. dray0308 says:

        You are welcome!

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  3. dray0308 says:

    Congratulations on your results. It shows how dedicated you are to your page and audience!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I appreciate your comment and support. Thank you.

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  4. doar nicole says:

    And you put a lot of soul and heart into it, post by post, detail after detail… which is wonderful, can be felt, making it all a delightful read and… watch (actually admire) perfect explanations, elegant photos, nice short videos… what can I say, thank you!
    Amazing horse photos, the last one is splendid, and then again dear Biasini… cutely showing us his unique white star. 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Oh I do appreciate this wonderful comment. I am so glad you enjoy the posts.

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  5. (HorseLover4Ever) Elizabeth says:

    What beautiful pictures–I loved all your picks!!! ❤

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth!

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  6. sandyjwhite says:

    Yes, horses do have universal appeal. I’m so glad I discovered your blog, Anne.
    I look forward to future posts in 2018. I have learned much from you and Biasini.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Sandy. I’m glad you found us and I’m glad I found you and your writing.

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  7. I love these photos and your blog is such a joy to visit, so I’m in no way surprised you have so many visitors to it. 🙂 Horses are such wonderful animals and you present them beautifully in your blog. Have become very fond of Biasini too. 🙂 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Many thanks for this nice comment. Biasini is such a character and I think he knows he is a star.

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  8. Miss A says:

    Love, love, love horses. I spent pretty much my whole childhood in a stable with these fantastic creatures. They mean a whole lot to me and that’s why I love reading your blog. I always loved the fact , as you also mention , that the sport goes beyond age, gender, borders… we can all ride together no matter the differences.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Miss A! I’m happy you are enjoying the horsey posts. Yes we can all ride together!

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  9. Avery says:

    Thank YOU for creating this space and sharing with us. Horses definitely have a magic about them that words often can not capture. It has to be seen and felt to truly understand. Your photos and writings allow people a glimpse. I myself have tried to write on it and hope to have given people the same. To share what they mean to me and what they have done for me. It is amazing the things that horses have allowed us to do. To see and feel.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think you do pass on the love of horses and the relationship with them. I love your photos and the videos you post. Your writing is joyful and optimistic even when you are struggling through a busy time. So let us both keep in keeping on!

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      1. Avery says:

        Yes! Thank you!

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  10. You can count on me to continue reading your blogs! I love reading about your struggles and victories! Know that you are not alone!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much. I appreciate your support and enjoy reading your posts, struggles, victories and I admire your ability to turn it all over to the Higher Power. I find solace in that.

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  11. Amazing views. I love horse that’s the reason I am reading this blog, other than that I don’t know anything about horse. Now I love Biasini too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences ma’am.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for this lovely comment! I’m so glad i can bring horses and especially Biasini to you.

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  12. leapingtoes says:

    I love the feeling of connection with the horse I used to ride. ❤ No such luxury now, so I'm bathing in all the lovely posts you write.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for this lovely comment. I’m glad i can bring you some virtual horses!

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  13. Lilly Finley says:

    Hi Leueen, I discovered your blog a few months ago by accident. I now look forward to your posts with my morning coffee! I bought a young dutch warmblood 5 years ago and am enjoying my journey going up the levels with him.
    You are an inspiration to me! Lilly

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    1. anne leueen says:

      That’s wonderful Lily! Enjoy the journey with your horse. I went from 1st level to PSG with a little Dutch fellow.

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  14. Check your Spam there is one more comment of mine before this it is not showing

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I will check. I usually check at the end of each day.

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  15. Congrats on your score Anne

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Shiva! This comment was not in spam. I had not approved it yet as we are several hours behind you here in Canada!

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  16. Yes Anne definitely shall continue reading and also seeing you blog posts.

    HORSE is such a wonderful animal, from all angles it beautiful.
    To Look
    It’s Shape
    The Strength
    The Running
    The Stands at Ease
    The Listening
    The way it Eats
    The Eyes
    The Legs
    The Colors
    The Loyalty
    The Friendship
    The Love
    The Tail
    The Stomach
    The Ears
    …….
    …..
    ……
    What more can I mention. Thus
    It becomes
    “HORSE ADDICTION”
    🐴🦄🐎🤔😇
    Shiva

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Ah! What a wonderful comment Shiva. Thank you so much. You also have a good sense of humor.

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