Gratitude!

The Florida winter season is coming to an end and tomorrow we will set off on the three day drive back home. There is much that I am grateful for this winter.

The endlessly patient and inspiring coaching of Lou Denizard. His outside the box visual pictures of riding a mounting block with a whip across my knees, my shoulders at my cantilever point and finally the short pitchfork coming out of by solar plexus! All of these have made a notable improvement in my position and effectiveness when I am riding . Thank you Lou.

The White Fences Championship Series. This got me off my butt and into the show ring competing. There are not many Championship series that give an opening for the Adult Amateurs but this one did. It was fun, and rewarding. I got more miles in the ring than I have had since I was a teenager in the jumpers! Thank you to the sponsors and organizers of this series of shows.

Silver Drache Farm. This is a beautiful facility. It is attractive and also functional with a fabric covered arena that allows light evenly onto the excellent footing but protects from Florida’s powerful sun. The stalls are airy and each stall has a fan for air circulation in the heat and humidity of Florida. I know Biasini enjoys looking out the front and also out the back of his stall. He also loves the alfalfa hay. The people who work at Silver Drache are efficient and dedicated. Every part of the farm is top quality. Thank you Andrea Eppley.

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  1. David says:

    Glad you had a good winter season.

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  2. Have a safe drive, winter neighbor πŸ™

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Susie
      We got home this afternoon to grey weather rain and the temperature just a couple of degrees above freezing. It is mid April so I hope spring will arrive soon! I’ll be back to your neighborhood next winter!

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      1. As long as the journey was good. You are one of the lucky ones that can split the year.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Yes. I am very lucky.

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          1. I’m even luckier having lived here for 31 years 🌴

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  3. Irene says:

    So happy for you, Anne. 😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks IreneπŸ™‚

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  4. acciolivre says:

    Sounds amazing! Happy journey (:

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  5. Laura Wodar says:

    Gonzo and I will miss you and Biasini…but we will look forward to more fun next winter! I wish you a fun trip home!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Laura. Keep up the good work I saw in your lesson . See you next winter!πŸ™‚πŸ΄

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  6. Outosego says:

    Wonderful, thank you. I Like & I Share.

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  7. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are welcome Gavin and Wyatt!πŸ™‚

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful winter! Safe travels home. πŸ€—

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks! It was a wonderful time. Thanks you also for the safe travel wishes.πŸ™‚

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  9. sandyjwhite says:

    Glad it’s been a wonderful season for you and Biasini, Anne. Safe journey back home!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Sandy πŸ™‚

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  10. dprastka says:

    Sounds like you had a grand time!! So fun to show and you did so well! ❀️

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