Glorious Days!

The weather has been perfect for riding; sunny and warm but not hot. The skies are blue and at Belinda Trussell’s Oakcrest Farm there is a beautiful outdoor arena up on the hill. Yesterday I had my lesson there and despite the fact that I seemed to have some difficulty executing the canter flying changes in a standard that met Belinda’s, it was a glorious day for riding outdoors and I always find that arena inspirational. Today I did not have a lesson and took the long route to get to the outdoor arena. There is a forest trail that leads from the back of the paddocks, through the forest, and comes out at the top of theΒ  hill near the arena. It takes about 15 minutes and with hills up and down it is the perfect warm up for Biasini.

At the end of our lesson yesterday we finished up with a bit of trot work. Belinda uses a mic system so I can hear what she is saying (directly into my ear) without her having to shout. On this video you can hear her instruction to me.

I am counting my blessings with days like these.

 

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Avery says:

    Wow. What a place to be able to ride and learn. It is indeed inspirational.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! I will pass on the compliment to him!

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  2. The weather is lovely here too. It just makes everything so much brighter. πŸ™‚ I love this video Anne. πŸ™‚ xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the video! Nice weather does make it easier to feel uplifted I think. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. you and Biasini look great!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Jo Ann!

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  4. Thanks for the glimpse into your ear!!!
    You make it look easy, Leueen. Such nuance.
    May you have more ‘glorious days’.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Laura! If I make it look easy then I must be getting something right!

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  5. Love the video πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ and what a day! Enjoy! We have almost a week of rains here

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Well we have rain forecast for the weekend. Our daughter and her family are coming and we have new pool floaties for them. Unless there is thunder and lightening they will still go swimming! Kids are tough!!

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  6. dprastka says:

    What a glorious day!! Loved your video and what a beautiful outdoor arena! I Love SUMMER, enjoy these wonderful days. You and Biasini looked beautiful today in your video. So fun to watch, thank you for sharing! ❀ -Diana

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    1. anne leueen says:

      So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting.🌸

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  7. sandyjwhite says:

    What glorious weather and such a nice setting outdoors for riding. Hope your training continues to progress well. And a big pat on the nose for Biasini!

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