Biasini Speaks: I had So Much Fun!

Well Dear Humans I had so much fun last week. Ma Leueen got me tacked up and the first thing I noticed was that she put on boots instead of my usual leg wraps. We use boots when we go out to the forest trails. So I thought that was what we were going to do. But then we went into the arena and Ma Leueen started our usual warm up. Then Assistant Lynsey came in. I thought, oh dear, she’s not going to give us a lesson is she? The last lesson I had with her was soooo tough. Coach Belinda is away so Assistant Lynsey has been filling in . But then I saw she was putting poles on the ground. Then she brought out the plastic jump standards. AhHa! We were going to do something different.

First we just trotted over some poles. Then Assistant Lynsey put up the jump standards and put two poles on the ground in between them. So then we cantered over the poles and also over the two poles on the ground. And Assistant Lynsey wanted us to ‘book it’ and only take five strides between the two sets of poles. Here we are striding out!

Then Assistant Lynsey put the poles in an X between the standards. YIPPEE! I was going to do a bit of jumping. Just a small X mind you. Nothing to really tax my jumping ability.And I have to remember that Ma Leueen is too advanced in age to be doing too much big jumping. Anyway…take a look.

We did that pretty well I think. Then Assistant Lynsey had us go the other way and canter over the little X and then on an angle (Humans call this a “broken line”) to a pole. We had to do it in five strides , then six strides and then in seven strides. That is quite technical you know! Here is a video.

I think I did pretty well don’t you? Not every dressage horse can do this. To be honest it was a piece of cake. I know Ma Leueen’s signals so well from the dressage work we do I know exactly when she is asking me to take a longer stride or a shorter stride. I know that stuff. I did well so Ma Leueen gave me a nice treat! She as little pouch attached to her saddle that she keeps small treats in. They are quite yummy.

This week we came back to Dressage again. I though that was pretty boring but Ma Leueen has promised a gallop in the forest loop. And it seems we are going to rehearse our Freestyle with the music at then end of the week. I’m looking forward to that. Dancing!!

Till next time Dear Humans!

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  1. You did very well Biasini! You certainly deserved all that treats πŸ˜‰ I’m sure that gallop in the forest loop will come soon πŸ˜‰

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Popsicle Human! I did get the forest gallop and really enjoyed it. 🐴

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  2. Alli Farkas says:

    I would love to jump (I used to with my old Thoroughbred Billy) but Charm is an overachiever who jumps little crossrails as if they were 3-footers. After a few days of convincing, I finally got her to stop trying to jump the cavaletti. However, she will still jump a ground pole, and I can handle that (I’m only a few months younger than Ma Leueen don’t forget!) even when she can’t quite decide where the takeoff spot should be. You two look great however!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Alli Human. i understand the enthusiasm Charm has for jumping. When I have assistant Lysney riding me at the times when Ma Leueen is away I jump as if I was in the Grand Prix of jumping.

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      1. Alli Farkas says:

        I can see that in your conformation. I think Charm’s first choice of “horse job” would have been jumper. No eventing though. She doesn’t much care for the galloping part of that.

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  3. kunstkitchen says:

    Marvelous, you two!

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  4. iScriblr says:

    Superb!😊😊

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  5. dprastka says:

    What FUN!! I’m so happy you and your Ma share videos, it’s like we are there with you watching the fun. It’s so nice to do some different lessons and small jump exercises are perfect! And to include that with your trail forest rides, you won’t get bored. Good to hear from you Biasini! β™₯️🍎πŸ₯•πŸ΄

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Diana Human. Nice to hear from you too. Ma Leueen took me out for a short gallop on the forest loop today and then we went up and downs some of the hills in the forest trails. All the best to you and your horses ( I think they are called Chloe and Zack…is that right?)🐴

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      1. dprastka says:

        Yes Biasini! That’s correct, Chloe and Zack. They had a nice trail ride today too. Here’s to fun rides! β™₯️

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        1. anne leueen says:

          πŸ₯•πŸ₯• Here is one of my favorite treats for them. 🐴

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          1. dprastka says:

            Oh thank you Biasini, I will make sure they get your favorite treat! It’s one of their favorite too! 🐴πŸ₯•

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  6. cagedunn says:

    Worked up a good sweat, had some great fun, running and jumping and wearing boots indoors! Woohoo, Biasini

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes Cage Human it was a Woo Hoo! Thanks for appreciating that.🐴

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  7. aghisla says:

    So much grace in your powerful body, Biasini! And the coordination with Ma Leueen is fascinating to see. It’s wonderful that you get to do so many different activities, please keep up posted πŸ™‚

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Oh my ! That is a wonderful compliment Aghisla Human. Thank you !🐴

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  8. Irene says:

    Well done, Biasini. 😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Irene Human!🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I try to do my best. 🐴

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  9. I too had fun watching it Biasini. So this is the first step of jumping we usually see horses doing in sports. Beautiful to watch these videos.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Subbashini Human. I am not going to change careers and become a jumper and as I mentioned in the post Ma Leueen is too advanced in years to do that now But I love to have a change from Dressage. Hope all is well with you. 🐴

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      1. Ok dear Biasini, we can do anything for our satisfaction. It’s so lovely to watch. Yes, thanks for asking.

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  10. Indeed, you both look like you are having a good time. Well done!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Hello again Gavin and Wyatt. We were having fun. Does your Human ever have you jump.things?🐴

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      1. Ah yes…obedience trials with and without retrieving the dumbbell. Your jumps are much bigger.

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  11. You really did well and deserved the treat, Biasini! It’s a good thing your humans try different things so you don’t get bored.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for this comment Viola Human. I think it is important to do different things and to get treats too.🐴

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  12. What fun! Those stride length exercises are so tough and so good to do! We use that same style exercise often!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Hello Centered Human. Ma Leueen tells me you have a champion horse called Duke and that he did a super job of a series of big jumps called a grid. I’d like to try that sometime. Maybe Assistsnt Lynsey could do it with me. Ma Leueen is to advanced in years now for that. At least that is what she says.🐴

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  13. Judy says:

    Looks like fun!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It was Judy Human. Thanks for saying hello.🐴

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  14. So lovely to see you jumping sweet Biasini, it looks like a lot of fun! xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is fun Xenia Human. Do Pearl and Eivor ever jump things? Maybe they go over logs and things in the forest. We do that too sometimes. Say hello to them for me.🐴

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      1. Eivor and Pearl say thank you sweet Biasini πŸ™‚πŸ’œ πŸ₯• They love to jump over logs, leap across streams and lagoons and sometimes Eivor jumps over Pearl too! πŸ˜πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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        1. anne leueen says:

          HaHa! Well I will not be jumping over any of the other horses! 🐴

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  15. You are such a handsome and versatile horse!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I like to be versatile and I do think I’m handsome but I don’t want to get too big headed about that.🐴

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