The Goat Trail is Open!

As I explained in my last post we are back in a lockdown and today a State of Emergency was declared along with Stay at Home orders. But the Goat Trail in the Oakcrest Farm forest is open and that is where Biasini and I went on Wednesday afternoon. It was a beautiful day and warmer than is normal for this time of year in Ontario. I have not been on the goat trail since last autumn. I did not think the twists, turns, ups and downs of this trail would be too good in the snow and ice. But spring has arrived and off we went.

Here is the start of the trail.

A few turns in the trail as it goes through the forest.

And then we come to the Goat Trail part where it is up on one side and down on the other. Here the trail is quite wide.

We continued on . Soon there will be lots of young green undergrowth coming up through last years leaves.

We carried on to the end of the goat trail and then went on through the forest in a big circle before coming back to the barn.

It was a delightful ride and I am sure Biasini would agree. I am very grateful that with so much locked down the Goat Trail is still open for us.


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26 responses to “The Goat Trail is Open!”

  1. rkrontheroad Avatar

    Why is it called the goat trail? I expected to see some grazing in your photos. It looks like a lovely place for a ride.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      We call it the goat trail because there is a long section where the path is very narrow and it goes up steeply on one side and down on the other. So we say our horses have to be like sure footed goats to go on that trail. No actual goats I’m afraid!

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  2. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

    We all have discovered parts of our lives for which we find peace. Enjoy the trail.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes indeed. Have an enjoyable weekend.

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  3. cigarman501 Avatar

    Any idea how it got its name?

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  4. Emma Cownie Avatar

    If you can ride Biasini on the trail, that’s all you need today! Looks lovely.

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  5. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Pictures are beautiful with sunlight and shadows, happy to know you both enjoy sunshine warmth.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Subbashini. It is a nice change after the winter.

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  6. Michele Lee Avatar

    I enjoyed traveling the trail. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. dprastka Avatar

    So sorry about the lockdown but so happy the trails are open! The sun through the trees is so beautiful and no better view then through his ears! ❤️🐴

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes it is the best view as you know. Thanks Diana

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  8. workinacresnothours Avatar

    Such beautiful trail especially from between what frames any view perfectly equine ears of course. The light through the trees on the trail is so pretty. I hope things in your area free up soon.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is a lovely trail and so peaceful to walk through the forest with Biasini. We have another month of lockdown but at least it does seem they are getting the vaccine roll out to the areas where it is needed most . I think that will help.

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  9. Jeff Rab Avatar

    So sorry y’all are back on lockdown! That’s like putting the soul in a burlap bag and the sun in a rusty bucket. Happy trails!!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      At least the lockdown permits the exercising of animals and the Ontario Equestrian Federation clearly states this includes horses

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  10. whippetwisdom Avatar

    So lovely to see you riding along the goat trail again Anne, that’s so good for the soul 🧡 Wishing you both happy trails and please give sweet Biasini a big pat from us all 🤗💚🥕 xxx

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Xenia I will give him.thatvbig pat for sure!🐎😃

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  11. Irene Avatar

    Can almost feel the warmth of sunshine through your pics. 😊

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It has been such good weather. Next week it is meant to be cooler but not too cold. I’m glad you felt the sunshine in the photos!

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  12. sandyjwhite Avatar

    I’m glad you are able to get out and about…good for morale!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes! It sure is. Thanks Sandy.

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      1. sandyjwhite Avatar

        Sure….Take care.

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  13. Frances McDonnell Avatar
    Frances McDonnell

    What times we live in!

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  14. Avery Avatar

    Happy spring!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thanks Avery!

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