A Walk in the Forest.Lens Artists Challenge #117

This week Amy has given us the challenge of a Photo Walk. Monday was a beautiful day for going on a walk and who better to go with than Biasini. Now I cannot sling a camera around my neck when I am riding a horse so all of these photos were taken with my phone.

We started out walking out from the back of the barn and up the hill. Biasini thought that when I stopped to take a photo it was time for him to eat some of that delicious green grass!
We turned into the woods and up this hill then to the right and down a steep hill. I am a mere passenger but Biasini has work to do climbing up and down the hills.
After about 10 minutes we were off the Oakcrest Farm property and in the York Regional Forest. There are stands of old growth forest here with big cedar trees.
This wider trail I call the “Blue Trail” as it has directional markings on some of the trees in blue paint.
We left the blue trail and took another narrow trail heading north.
Here we are on the goat trail. We did it in the reverse direction today. Here is a circle of life: an old stump that was big tree cut down many, many, years ago and another tree has grown up for inside the stump.
The grass trail at the side of the fence on the left leads back to the barn. When Biasini realized we were finished our walk in the forest he slowed down . I think he was sad it was over. You can see at the bottom of the hill the triangular window of the arena. If you have seen any of my lesson videos with my coach Belinda Trussell you will recognize that window . I hope you enjoyed our walk in the forest! Thank you Amy for this challenge.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I think Gavin and Wyatt would like these trails too.

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  1. Leya says:

    A beautiful walk, Anne, and with your best friend even more so! Thank you for taking us!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed our walk.

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  2. dprastka says:

    That’s so AWESOME!! Raining leaves! ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Emma Cownie says:

    Poor Biasini, slowing down at the end of the walk! Obvioisly need to either a) do more walks or b) go further!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      He is such a funny fellow Usually he walks slowly the entire time but yesterday, with the weather a bit cooler, he was striding out the whole time. He will get more walks. We had a short one today as we had high winds and intermittent rain so we did not go too far.

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  4. Irene says:

    Thanks for taking us along on your walk. It was lovely. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. dprastka says:

    Ooh, the trails are littered with the most amazing colorful leaves! I think I would get lost through the trees, it’s so beautiful there!! What a great post, I felt like I was walking along with you both! My horses do the same when I stop to take a photo, they think it’s time for a snack! ๐Ÿคฃ Silly ponies! ๐Ÿดโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅ•

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes the leaves are a wide array of colors. Also they are falling as we walk it is almost “raining leaves”.

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  6. Will you take Biasini for another walk? Don’t want him to be sad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Don’t worry he will get lots more forest walks. He does have to do training lessons as well but he will get out to the woods. Yesterday I told him we will be going out on the snow during the winter!

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  7. I also thank Amy for this challenge, it was a beautiful ride. I believe Biasini had those grasses.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I am glad you could join us on this ride!

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  8. Rupali says:

    Such a wonderful walk, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you I’m glad you could come along with us.

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  9. Tina Schell says:

    What a lovely walk you two had together – I can see why Biasini was in no hurry to return! I’m guessing the cooler air of fall was nice for you both as well. And yes, So good to get away from the news of the day!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is cooler and there are no bugs which is nice too. It is a real relief to get out and remind myself that there is more than the pandemic and politics. ๐Ÿคฃ

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  10. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful beautiful!!!

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  11. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful beautiful!

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  12. Amy says:

    Thank you for taking us along, Biasini. Such an enjoyable walking in the forest, beautifully captured. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks Amy. Taking photos while mounted on a horse who thinks such stops are boring and a waste of time is an interesring challenge. Im glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for this challenge.

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  13. Robyn says:

    Beautiful scenery and great photos!

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  14. Thank you for taking us on this beautiful walk with Biasini Anne, I loved seeing the goat trail from a different angle and the location of the arena is truly stunning! ๐Ÿงก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‚

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is a beautiful arena from the inside too with that huge triangular window. I’m glad you could join us for the walk Xenia!

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  15. What a beautiful walk, & you get to share it with Biasini. Love all the different coloured leaves on the ground & that last shot is just stunning ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I enjoy all the forest walks with Biasini. Interestingly enough he is always better in our lessons the day after a forest walk. I think it does him good in mind and body. The colors are wonderful this time of year and this year they are exceptional. Thanks for commenting.

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  16. Thank you for sharing. I did enjoy the forest walk, awesome photos.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome Ally. Glad you could come along with us!

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  17. Prior... says:

    I did enjoy the walk – and isn’t sweet when animals slow down and show us their personality and engagement in what we share

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Sorry I took so long to respond to this nice comment. It went into spam for some reason But I spotted it there and salvaged it. Thanks for your comment.

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      1. Prior... says:

        thanks for finding my comment – ๐Ÿ™‚ and for the reply

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  18. What a beautiful walk, Anne. I am sure Biasini also enjoyed it to the fullest..

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    1. anne leueen says:

      He did! The temperature was a bit cooler and there are no bugs to bother him so he had a good time. Thanks for commenting!

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  19. sandyjwhite says:

    I enjoyed going along for the ride with you and Biasini!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for letting us know!

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  20. What a great time! I guess both of you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿด

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We did and it made such a wonderful break from the news and the pandemic and all of that! Biasini likes it because it i uh a good change form working in the arena.

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      1. Sometimes he needs a break too ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿด

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Yes indeed! Dressage can be pretty intense . It is good for the horses to get out of the arena and have a change of scene! Thanks for commenting Ribana.

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  21. Great photo with your phone.

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