Biasini Speaks: The Florida Reunion!

Hay Dear Humans!  I’m back in Florida with all my pals. I meet up with these guys every winter. So let me introduce you to two of my Florida pals.

Mesanto. He’s in the stall next to me this year. Last year he was across the aisle from me. He’s a cool guy. He lives here all year and he says it gets pretty hot in the summer but he doesn’t mind that. I wouldn’t mind it either. I like hot weather. I do NOT like the cold. And….. can I change the subject for a minute here?

It has been pretty darned cold, for Florida, the past week. The last two nights have been cold enough that my human Ma Leueen has had to put on my silver turnout blanket that I wear at home in Canada. She told me it has been down to almost freezing during the night and she’s right it has been cold! So I’m glad I have my warm blanket to wear. The thing is , here the barn is wide open. I can look out the back of my stall.

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And out into the aisle as well.

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This is very nice for the warmer weather that is normal for Florida but this past week there has been a cold wind blowing  through . So, good to have a warm blanket.

Anyway…..back to my neighbor Mesanto. He’s in a much better mood this year than he was last year. He says  now he is getting a better turn out situation and he really likes the paddock he is in so he’s  happier. I get it. Turnout is important.

My other neighbor is Khan.  He comes here in the winter, from up north, just like I do . But not from Canada. He comes from someplace called Indy Anna.  Kahn is a very big fellow.  When humans see him they always say: “Oh my! What a big horse!”  He tells me he is sick of hearing that. He says humans always want to know how tall he is (he’s about 18 hands high which is….well….big!) and they comment on how big his head is and how big his feet are. He says he’s fed up with all that.  Beside him is a nice mare called Clementine. We horses just call her Clemmie.  She is very nice and she is a Shire horse, so she is HUGE.  But the humans all just say: “She’s so sweet”. That pisses Kahn off even more.  I’ve said  to him: “Just let it go mate. That’s humans for you.”

Here is a photo of Kahn and his human Ma Kleiner. He doesn’t look that big  but that’s because Ma Leueen was on me when she took the photo.  Kahn likes this photo ’cause he thinks he looks handsome. Which he does. Doesn’t he?

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Kahn is a worrier. It’s kinda funny for such a big guy to be a worrier. He worries about loud noises ,anything that flaps, anything that looks suspicious.  I’ve asked him why he’s so worried and why he spooks at things when his human Ma Kleiner rides him. And you know what he said ? He said: “I have to look after Ma Kleiner because she  is so small.”

“What?” I said. “She’s not that small,she’s a professional rider and anyway, when Coach Belinda was riding me at home I never worried about looking after her and she’s way smaller than Ma Kleiner.”

“I have to look after Ma Kleiner. If I see something that’s not right I have to move quickly, get away from it and take her with me. I’m always on the lookout for suspicious things. I have to be on guard ALL the time.”

“That’s nuts,” I told him. ” I don’t spook anymore because Ma Leueen has to be on the lookout. She has to look after me. That’s her job. I have to pay attention to my job and to what I’m being asked to do. Even when we are out for a trail ride I just hand it over to Ma Leueen. You should do the same Khan mate.  It will take a lot of the stress out of your life. ”

Well, Kahn and I can’t agree about that but I really like him. He’s a great guy and a good neighbor to have for chats in the night time when all the humans have gone to sleep. ”

Anyway, Dear Humans, I am working  with Ma Leueen and Coach Lou now.  Ma Leueen is back to full work after her surgery and I’m very happy about that. So it’s training, training, training!   Till next time…..

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  1. Avery says:

    haha I know some worriers like him!

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  2. I am happy the Surgery went as planned. Good to read you are back to full work, going by what Biasini said!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes I am back to full work and Biasini can be trusted to tell the truth about such matters! Thanks for your kind comment.

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  3. Biasini, I am reminded through all this talk about warm versus cold weather, that we had horses in Montana. They get a nice thick coat there. Owners don’t generally put blankets on the horses, they let them grow big furry coats. And it gets really, really really cold in Montana!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are right Fearless Human. We horses can grow wonderful thick coats. But..for those of us who have to be in work and training our humans clip off our coats. If they did not we would sweat when doing our work and if we were in a cold climate it would be very hard for us not to get chilled while we dried out. For horses like me,who come to the warm climate of Florida we would be much too hot with our heavy winter coats. If I had stayed in the north of Germany, where i was born and i was not worked and i lived outside my natural coat would be perfect.. But I am working 5 days a week so i have been clipped and I have to wear blankets to keep me warm if the weather turns cold. Thanks for telling me about Montana! Maybe I would like it there in the summer!

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      1. 😀😀 I did not think about working and sweating. Thank you for the clarification!

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      2. anne leueen says:

        You are welcome Fearless Human. I think it is part of my job as a blogger horse to let the humans know things about our lives.

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  4. This was an awesome read. Love horses, or ponies to be specific. Following.

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  5. Robyn says:

    Good to hear from you, Biasini! Sorry it is cold, but hopefully it will warm up a bit. Hope you enjoy your time in Florida, your training and your friends! Just like going to camp! Happy trails!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Robyn Human! Camp! I had to ask Ma Leueen what that was and she said it was a sort of holiday with lots of activity. So yes this is like camp. Best regards to you!

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  6. Lovely to know you reached Florida and you and Ma Leueen has started training. Your friend does looks handsome as always horses are.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Subbashini Human. I will tell Khan you think he’s handsome. He will be happy to hear that. It’ll do him good!

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  7. Thank you for this lovely conversation, Biasini. I’m thinking Khan does look like a worrier, like you say, but maybe his focus on protecting his human puzzles up his face…
    I’m from Colorado, so this cold snap in South Carolina where we currently live isn’t so bad, really…but I feel for your stable-mates who aren’t used to it in Florida!
    Have fun!
    😉

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Biasini replies: thank you Laura Human. Maybe i can help Khan a bit to not worry all the time. Best regards to you!

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  8. It’s great to see you have arrived safely Biasini and have already settled back in. 🙂 Kahn sounds like a wonderful friend to have and you can tell him I said that he does look very handsome in that photo. 🙂 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and I will let Kahn know that he has had compliments from England. As always please give my best regards to my fellow equine, Dizzy.

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  9. Nice to hear you have your blankets to keep you warm dear Biasini and I hope your friends will stay warm too. Lovely to hear that Ma Leueen is ready to train again and we wish you both a wonderful time ☺💖🐎 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much Whippet Human. I hear the Whippets have nice blankets as well for the cold in your part of the world.

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      1. Yes they do dear friend! They have very thin fur and not much body fat and the coats keep them warm and cosy when it is cold. Their whippet friend in Siberia needs to wear a full snow suit and a trapper hat! 😉

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  10. Emma Cownie says:

    I have heard that its unseasonably cold in Florida right now. The horses all look well and the sun is shining!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes. We are all surviving but it is much colder than normal and those of us from the north have clothing better suited to it for ourselves and for our horses. Although I have had to double up with Biasini’s blankets as his warmest one is still at home. But he is toasty warm with the two on over night.

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  11. doar nicole says:

    Khan may be big but seems a very generous guy, really, good friend too, at least the way Biasini tells us about him and Clemmie. 🙂 It’s nice you and Biasini train regularly again, happy January, have fun!

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  12. Joan Flemming says:

    Lovely pictures – would like to see Clemmie as well! Sorry about Florida being so cold, but … 🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Here is a link to a post, with photos, that I did last year about Clementine. https://horseaddict.net/2017/01/24/clementine-disproves-the-conventional-wisdom/

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  13. Jeff Rab says:

    Love it! This is one of those posts you don’t want to end!! But I hope Khan’s worry doesn’t turn into anger…there was a Star Trek movie about something like that called The Wrath of Khan!

    Oh! And tell Ma Leueen I said hey!!

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  14. What an international group, you are! I’m glad you are back in Florida. Be careful about those suspicious things!

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  15. Oh Bless Kahn and his (big) cotton socks! That’s sweet! But you are right. Biasini he should let his Ma worry about those things

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Ballerina human! I will tell Khan that a person all the way from Australia thinks he should let Ma Kleiner do the worrying.

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