This is what I did today!

The Covid numbers in Ontario are not great. The Provincial government announced they are imposing a lockdown on the entire province. Or maybe just on the south of the province. Or maybe not a complete lockdown just increased restrictions. Or maybe it will be like the lockdown in the spring and the barns will all be closed and I will not be riding. Or maybe it won’t be like that. Whatever it is going to be it will start on Dec. 26 and 12:01 am.

What? If the numbers are bad and the hospitals are under stress then why let Christmas go unchecked. People will be all over the province, visiting indoors and exchanging virus molecules. I reached a point today when I just thought: “I’ve had it. I can’t deal with any more of this.” So I went our for a ride in the forest. I went along our favorite trail , the goat trail.

As we walked through the snow I thought; “I have the best horse. I can take him out in the snow, on his own, and he helps me to restore my sanity and equilibrium .”

That is what I did today.

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  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    You are blessed to have that escape. We live in rural Ontario, so finding a quiet path or drive along the river is easy. It means a lot. Hope we all get pass this time health in tact.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is a blessing to be in the country. We are lucky.

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  2. dprastka says:

    AWW! So very thankful for our ponies. πŸ’–πŸ΄ You are very blessed to have a horse that can go out on his own and you can ride in the beautiful forests on the goat trail. Enjoy that peace and tranquility as it transports you into a calm and reassuring existence in this crazy world of ours right now. Sending you a virtual HUG, hang in there. And give your sweet boy a carrot for me. ❀️🐴πŸ₯•

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Diana. I’m sending you a virtual hug too.🐎

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  3. Oman closed it boarders from yesterday, restrictions again starting everywhere. You and Biasini always the best for each other.

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  4. The Backyard Horse Blog says:

    You definitely have a very special horse there- you get to enjoy him both in and out of the show ring! Hoping any restrictions don’t interfere with your continued riding.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes I am very lucky to have this horse.

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  5. Good for you Anne. We’re both lucky we have the great outdoors to walk and ride safely and we hope you will be able to continue to do so. Take care and please give sweet Biasini a big pat from us all 🧑πŸ₯• xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes getting outdoors with our horse or dogs is a sanity saver. I will give Biasini a big pat from you all.

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  6. Lesley says:

    That’s what I do – the dogs and I go outdoors where we are lucky enough to live in areas where we won’t see another soul. We escape the chaos for a while and enjoy the peace and beauty.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Good to know you can do this. It is so calming and restorative. Thanks for commenting.

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  7. I feel for you. I’m glad you have te opportunity to escape on your favourite horse all on your own. Stay strong and keep save.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I will ! You stay safe and well too.πŸ™‚

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  8. They always know how to restore our sanity and equilibrium 😍

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes they do.πŸ™‚

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  9. Prior... says:

    Goat trail looks awesome and what a great way to decompress and center! And your horse is a great companion
    πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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    1. anne leueen says:

      He is a great companion. He knows when I am in a mental spin and he can take me out on the trails and help me decompress. Thanks for your comment.

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      1. Prior... says:

        Animals that are so in sync with us are a gift – and I don’t follow many bloggers with horses – maybe under ten – and I recently watched a great documentary and thought if you because it was near the time you hosted the kens-artist challenge – I’ll be back to share the name of it – it was all about a special relationship

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Thank you. It is a great gift to have a relationship with a horse. Very different from a relationship with a dog . If you find the name of the documentary let me know.

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          1. Prior... says:

            Hi!
            I keep a journal with some of the shows I watch (sounds silly but I started it this year to maybe use the shows for writing later)
            Anyhow – found it – the documentary is called Harry and Snowman and you ha e to watch it if you get a chance – snow wonderful – I mean “so” hahah

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          2. anne leueen says:

            YES! I know this one. That horse was amazing. He knew what he was destined for with his owner. Thanks for the reminder. I will look at it again.

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          3. Prior... says:

            right on – I was so inspired after watching it

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  10. It’s the best thing you could do.

    I think it’s worse everywhere, but some countries/states ignore the figures. U.K. is really bad.

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  11. The numbers are going up. I will still be working , which is a good thing. Go out and enjoy nature. It is the best thing you can do.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is the best thing to do. I am lucky to be able to do it and there is something about being on the back of a horse that restores a healthy perspective on life. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. anne leueen says:

      It seems that everywhere it is difficult. Good to know you are still working. πŸ˜€

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      1. It’s all good if I have a job. The rest is an annoyance.

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