A Forest Trail Ride.

To break up the arena work I like to have a day when Biasini and I just go for a walk in the forest. This week we had a real treat waiting for us.

First we set off on one of the wider trails.

It was a warm sunny day so Biasini had on his fly bonnet in case the flies were out and about.

We travelled along the goat trail and then at the end of that we turned and I saw a lovely sight.

. The trilliums have arrived! From up on a horse it is hard to get close enough with my phone. But here is a closer look I got by cropping with my photo editor.

Biasini thought he would give them an inspection.

Trilliums are the provincial flower of Ontario. If you would like to learn more about this flower please take a look at this Trillium post by Michael Stephen Wills. There are some excellent close ups in the post.

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Mark says:

    Amazing ride.Respect your representation at a great image.

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  2. rkrontheroad says:

    I do enjoy these forest walks with you and Biasini. Never heard of fly bonnets before, it’s becoming.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! The fly bonnets keep pesky flies from his ears.

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  3. What beautiful and informative posts from you and Biasini. Nature, Fresh air, flowers and a truly magnificent horse πŸ™

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you very much. What an encouraging comment!

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  4. cigarman501 says:

    Beautiful ride. Thanks for explaining the fly bonnet.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for commenting .

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  5. What a beautiful day for a ride along the trail Anne and so lovely to see the first Trillium in bloom! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and please give sweet Biasini a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Xenia! I will give Biasini that pat and best wishes from all of us here for a wonderful weekend in the Highlands.🐴😊

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  6. Please tell Biasini that I think his bright fly bonnet is quite fetching! Glad you are able to enjoy the trails together again.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      The forest trails are a joy for both of us. We are so lucky to have them right out at the back of the barn.

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  7. It seems Biasini is really enjoying the weather and those flowers. It is such a cute picture of him. 🧑

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Ritish. He likes to investigate everything.

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  8. de Wets Wild says:

    What a serene trail!

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  9. sandyjwhite says:

    A lovely flower it is. And such a wonderful surprise on your ride!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Sandy.It is always a nice surprise to find the Trilliums. Only a week earlier there were no blooms and now….!!

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  10. Neal Saye says:

    Love Biasini’s obviously intelligent perusal of the flowers.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      He likes to investigate things πŸ™‚

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  11. Tanooki says:

    “Oh how lovely Biasini’s fly bonnet is, he looks extra stunning today!” was what I thought in the first sight. I didn’t know that cute one can protect him from insect bites. Good walk is completed with safetyπŸ‘πŸ’•βœ¨ Have a wonderful weekend AnneπŸŽ‰

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! Biasini does not like flies on his ears and if they land and bite he shakes his head a lot and does not enjoy our ride. You have an enjoyable weekend Tanooki.

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  12. Pepper says:

    Spring has finally arrived. 😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes and we have had glorious weather this week!

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      1. Pepper says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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  13. Ah, I love your horse! His chestnut coat is stunning. How old is he, if I may ask?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      My horse,Biasini, is now 17 years old. He gets lots of maintenance as we train at an advanced level in dressage. His confirmation is very good for this discipline as he is short coupled and strong in his hind quarters. He is in great shape for his age!

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      1. Wow, he’s doing so well!

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