Where did I go on the Shortest Day?

I am still on my Christmas break but I must tell you that today Biasini and I went out in the snow to the forest. There have been two wind storms recently and a couple of big trees had come down right across the path. With one of them I could see that if we stepped off the path and went about 10 feet in the deeper snow we could get round the end of the fallen tree. Biasini is a true bushwhacker and he carefully navigated round the end of the big fallen tree trunk.

It was a glorious day!

Can you see all the tracks left by other animals? Foxes, deer and coyotes!

Yesterday I read about what Swedish Blogger Maria of Green Dreams did on the shortest day. Her photos of her walk in the snow are beautiful. Click here to see them.

This will most likely be our last ride in the forest snow. Next week Biasini and I will be travelling to warmer climates.

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Marsha says:

    That’s a beautiful trail. Do horse’s get cold feet? I would have to put boots on Kalev’s little paws to walk on snow for very long.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Horses do not get cold feet. Their hooves are not susceptible to cold. Dogs are different and might need boots. Our little dog walked on the trails last year and did not have boots and didn’t seem to be getting cold feet.

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      1. Marsha says:

        Puppy Girl doesn’t mind a little but she has very little fur.

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Hope you’ve had a great break and an easy trip south Anne. Loved your snowy walk and somehow am not surprised Biasini had no trouble navigating! BTW my granddaughter LOVED her gifts, thanks again for the help. Happy New Year my friend!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      A Happy and healthy New Year for you too Tina.

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  3. cigarman501 says:

    Enjoy your trip to warm weather. Happy New Year. May it be peaceful and prosperous for you and yours.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I wish a peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year!

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  4. Kally says:

    No matter how far we are, the warmth of Christmas will bring us closer together. Merry Christmas!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Kally. That is true. We were very happy to have pur son with us this Christmas in person and not virtually on a screen however. Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year to you.

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  5. David says:

    Relish that last winter ride before coming south. Safe travels when you come south, particularly with omicron lurking about. If you wear eye protection, wrap-around shades. You’ll look way cooler. 😎😎😎

    Have good sessions in Florida. 🐴🐎🐎🐎🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We are on the road tomorrow. BB is also shipping out tomorrow with about 8 other horses fromthe barn. He is usually a very good shipper.

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  6. A wonderful walk into the snow 🐴
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays πŸŽ„ Safe travels!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      And the same to you Ribana. Happy NEW Year too.πŸŽ‰

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      1. Thank you Anne! Happy New Year 🎊

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  7. Diana says:

    What an amazing horse! Biasini, you are the best and what a beautiful trail ride through the forest. I enjoyed Maria’s post too! It is always so sweet to enjoy each other’s passions. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Safe travels to Florida! ❀️🐴❀️

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Diana. I wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year too.πŸ΄πŸŽ‰πŸ’•

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  8. J.W.S. says:

    Thank you for sharing your fine day.

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  9. What a beautiful walk in the snow Biasini and you are so clever! Wishing you both happy holidays and safe travels to the sunny South! πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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  10. Avery says:

    So pretty! I am excited for your winter season, but I am also sad for to miss these winter forest scenes!

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  11. VJ Knutson says:

    Wonderful to be travelling to warmer climes. Stay safe

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you VJ. We will be staying as safe as possible and we are all boosted and vaccinated up to our eyeballs.

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  12. endean0 says:

    That looks glorious. No snow here, just grim faces 😦

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I get the Guardian online and read it every morning. England is in a tough spot. Stay safe my friend and try to keep smiling.

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      1. endean0 says:

        Thanks, and you have a good Christmas

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  13. Emma Cownie says:

    What a contrast! From Snowy Canada to sunny Florida. How cold is it there?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      This winter it has been above average temperatures. The day we were out in the snow it was 0 Celsius. Normal would be into the minus. At least minus 5.

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      1. Emma Cownie says:

        That’s very mild!

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  14. Maria says:

    Thank you for the pingback! So happy you enjoyed my photos.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are welcome. Your photos are lovely.

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      1. Maria says:

        Thank you so much!

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  15. Maria says:

    Your way of enjoying the shortest day looks absolutely fabulous! How fun! Growing up my friends and I renamed our Christmas break to “Bareback break”. During the Christmas break we were only allowed to ride bareback, no saddles allowed. It started out as a way to keep our butts warmer in the often very cold midwinter days of northern Sweden (were I lived then.) Later it became a thing, that we always used our Christmas break for bareback riding, working on our balance.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      HAHA! That is terrific. I am too old now for bareback riding. I often ride without stirrups but never without at saddle. I cannot come off and bounce back as I would have done when I was a kid.

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      1. Maria says:

        Same here πŸ™‚

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  16. He is truly amazing 😻

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes he is! Thanks for commenting Susise

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is a gift to have a horse that can bushwhack when necessary!

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  17. Laura says:

    Horses are just the most amazing animals, what a glorious way to.spemd the day.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes indeed it was

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