A Life I Don’t Need to Escape From.

“Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. ”   Seth Godin.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is ‘Place in the World.”  I am very fortunate that my life is in a place I am very happy with. I am living a life I feel no need to escape from. Why? No surprise as to why. I have horses in my life. Even when I am away from riding and my own horse I am drawn to horses. At the Horse Guards in London visitors can have their photos taken next to one on the  Guards horses.  I not only had my photo taken but struck up a conversation with the horse.

 

No matter how I may be feeling on any day I know that I will feel better when I get to the barn and ride my horse, Biasini.  Even if it is a day off from riding I will enjoy just grooming and spending  some time with him. Biasini  is a character with a sense of humor.

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Riding and training and competing gives me a sense of purpose in my life. And as for a “place in the world” what could be a better place than working on developing a relationship with a horse, a member of another species,who is prepared to work with a human.

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To see some of the other responses to this challenge click here:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/place/

 

32 Comments Add yours

  1. NorCal Zen says:

    You are so right! I love the quote in the beginning.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes! It’s a good one. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Avery says:

    ❤ love this and especially that first pic of B. You have shown them before and I always love it. I feel like it captures his personality I see in your writing. When I worked at the barn when I was in college, my 'days off' were spent at the barn!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I agree Avery! That photo does show Biasini’s cheeky side! When i was a kid and a teenager i used to hang out at the barn all weekend! Thanks for you comment.

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  3. Emma Cownie says:

    I think that horse outside Buckingham Palace liked you!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think he thought i had some treats in my bag!

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  4. Alli Farkas says:

    Mr B—such a handsome dude!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      He is! Thanks Alli.

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  5. That quote pretty much sums up the idea of a good life.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Agreed. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. I absolutely love this quote. It’s one I think of quite often. xx And Biasini is looking as beautiful as ever in his photos. 🙂 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’m so happy to hear you like the quote. It certainly speaks to me. And thank you for the compliment on Biasini’s “portraits” .😀

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  7. doar nicole says:

    A lovely life, indeed, lovely feel to it when it is both purposeful and playful, very sweet. Wishing you and Biasini a beautiful week! 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Nicole! I wish you a happy week!🌸

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  8. You find the best quotes!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      i’m reading Seth Godin’s book “Tribes” and that is where the quote came from. It certainly resonated with me. I’m glad you liked it.

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  9. You have a wonderful place in the world dear Anne and these photographs of Biasini are so beautiful. Please give him a big pat from us and we wish you both a wonderful rest of the weekend 🤗💖 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I will give him that big pat. Thank you.

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  10. iScriblr says:

    Beautiful quote! Gorgeous photo!😀

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  11. Judy says:

    The day was always better starting it with my horse. He kept me grounded, reminding me of what truly mattered.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes. Exactly! Thank you for this comment Judy.

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  12. Frank Prem says:

    Nice portrait, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Frank.

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  13. Nilzeitung says:

    I believe and believe every word because that has come from the heart!!! Wonder WOOL photo!!!!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Biasini likes to have his photo taken. Thank you for this comment.

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      1. Nilzeitung says:

        Biasini !!!!!It’s always pretty and photogenic, and she’s got a look talent, not forgotten. Thanks and good start to the week!!!!

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  14. Laleh Chini says:

    what a beautiful quote.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! It struck a cord with me.

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      1. Laleh Chini says:

        It was deep ❤️

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