Xenia at Tranature has given us the Lens-Artists Challenge #108. Sanctuary If you are familiar with my blog you will not be surprised at where I find sanctuary.

When you’re lost in the nightmare of life, just hold my hand, and follow the sound of my heartbeat to find sanctuary in my heart.”

― Anthony T. Hincks

I also find sanctuary in the arena. Here the outside world is left at the door and I am completely focused on my horse and the task at hand…riding!

The trails are a peaceful place for my horse and me. I follow the sound of his heartbeat and we travel together. It is sanctuary for both of us.

Thank you for this challenge Xenia . It was a lovely one to respond to.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Dina says:

    Oh how wonderful, Anne. “I follow the sound of his heartbeat and we travel together” gave me goosebumps. ❤

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  2. This picture of arena says more in silence. Fantastic post to think deep about sanctuary.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Subbashini. It is a word that makes us think.


  3. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful photos, horseback!

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  4. What a lovely sanctuary Anne, great captures!!!

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  5. Beautiful, from the words to the photos I feel the sanctuary 🐴 🌳🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! I appreciate your comment.

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  6. Mark Wester says:

    Hi Anne,

    Beautiful photos ❤ Horses are amazing animals – my grandpa had horses and I spent most of my summer holidays' at my grandparents' house so seeing horses always brings back my childhood memories. I am planning to go horse riding sometime in the near future but as I am living in the center of a big city, it's pretty difficult to find a nice place (I want one like the trails in your photo! )



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    1. anne leueen says:

      I hope you can find something. Maybe there is a riding place in one of the parks in your city.

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  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Hi Anne, apologies accepted! 😁 What a wonderful post Anne, your photographs are stunning and I always love joining you and Biasini on the trail. Thank you so much for your beautiful contribution to the challenge and please give sweet Biasini a big pat from us all (and I look forward to your delicious coffee!) 🤗💖🐎 xxx

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  8. Tina Schell says:

    “I follow the sound of his heartbeat and we travel together”. Perhaps one of the most beautiful sentences I’ve read in a long time Anne. And I know you sincerely do. Loved the image with it as well. Thank you for crediting me with the challenge but it was actually guest-hosted this week by Xenia Tran, a remarkable author, photographer and animal-lover😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Oops! I will edit that. Apologies to Xenia.


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