Welcome to Always Write. I am your hostess, Marsha Ingrao, creator, and editor of Always Write and the Challenge Interview Series. It is a blog to reach and befriend like-minded bloggers. Today I have with me my Teddy Bear, Manny Ingrao, to interview our guest.

“Hi, I’m Manny. I love to read, especially about horses. I’d like to ride Biasini.

Today we welcome Biasini and his human, Anne Leueen, on her blog, The Horse Addict as our guest challenge hosts.

Wait! Wait! Mom, who’s doing this interview, you or me? Biasini and his human, Ma Leueen, guest hosted one of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge themes. That’s pretty cool that he got to do a guest host on their challenge. Mom, I want to do that, too.

Manny, today is about your new friend Biasini, not you. Biasini has contributed to their challenge and you just woke up. Now show our friend that you can stay on task and welcome Biasiani and his ma to our interview today.

Okay, okay. Please make Biasini and Ma Leueen feel right at home here by leaving them lots of comments and following the links to visit their blog, Horse Addict. We will leave you lots of links and pictures so you can’t get lost. Now let’s learn a little about their backstories. What’s a backstory, Mom? Is it because his Ma rides on his back all the time?

Just read the questions, Manny. You’ll find out all about both Biasini and his ma.

Sure, Question One, Biasini: What prompted you to get into blogging? I mean, you’re a horse.

True, but you’re a teddy bear and here you are. I started contributing to Ma Leueen’s blob after hearing the Humans at the barn talking about it all the time. I thought that I could add in the point of view of the horse and that lots of Humans might like that. I know the Humans call it a Blo Guh but I prefer to call it a Blo Buh. Why? Well just because it is ….a blob. A blob of information and the horse’s point of view.

Why did you guest host the Lens Artists Challenge? I put in a link to their most recent challenge, Biasini.

This is a picture of Bella Rose and Isabell.

Easy… I was asked by one of the Lens-Artists to be the guest host. It was Tina Human who asked me. She told me they had not had a horse as guest host and I could choose any topic I liked. They had to approve my topic of course.

Well, it was easy to me to choose. I choose the word “Communication” and I told the story of my half-sister, Bella Rose,  who is a famous Olympic level horse, and how she was injured at a World Championship and was not competing for four years. But her rider, who was a famous German Olympian called Isabell never gave up on  Bella Rose and she came back to win at the World Equestrian Games and the Tokyo Olympics!

This is a link to my post, Lens-Artist Challenge #118.

Did your post help other bloggers, Biasini?

I have to be honest I don’t know if my post helped other Teddy Bears, Manny. But I think it will have helped some horses and maybe their owners will not give up on them. And it will tell lots of Humans that it is possible to communicate with horses.

Isabell knew that Bella Rose could come back. Bella Rose told her that. She communicated that to Isabell. On the other side of things sometimes horses know they cannot come back and they can tell their humans that as well.

Have you ever thought about hosting a photo challenge?

I don’t think I have ever thought of hosting a photo challenge myself, Manny. I’m not sure how I would be able to do that.

Yeah, me either. Mom wrote the questions. Is there anything you want to say?

One thing I want Humans to know is that horses are not stupid. We are not “dumb” animals. We have walked alongside humans since the dawn of time. We have fought in their wars, carried them to new places on our backs, pulled their carriages and chariots and plows, and saved their lives. I know this from my ancestors’ memories. We horses can keep the memories of our ancestors. I believe Humans have forgotten how to do that.

Most Humans treat us very well but those that think we are stupid often treat us badly. Sometimes they break our spirit. That is something that makes me angry and also very sad.  We are very intelligent. I know I am smart even though I don’t always spell things the same way as the Humans do! We have survived for millions of years because we are smart and we don’t miss anything. We observe much better than Humans and that is why we are still here, still walking along beside the Humans. So if my speaking on the Blob can let Humans know horses are intelligent then it will have served a great purpose.

That’s not very nice for humans to think you are stupid, Biasini. You are very smart or people like Human Tina wouldn’t ask you to host a blob challenge. I like that – blobbing. We are blobbing right now.

Okay, Manny, yes we are blobbing.

Blobbing makes me think about apples. I can’t help it, Biasini.

I think that’s bobbing, Manny, I like apples, too. But anyway, here are some photos that were taken yesterday when I was dictating my answers to your questions.

For the photo on the right, you can see that I touch the tellingbone with my nose to change something. In the next photo, I am just listening to Ma Leueen reading what she has written. She will look at me to understand if I am happy with it or not. The last photo shows me after I have asked Ma Leueen to change something.

Those are great pictures, Biasini. I think you are very handsome. One more question. Are there any blobbers that you love to visit?

Biasini Shout Outs to Blogging Heroes

You asked me about which other blobbers I like. Well, I have some I like very much. There is Xenia at Tranature and Whippet Wisdom. She is terrific and she has two nice dogs  Pearl and Eivor. She shares great photos of them and they go on trails in the forest just like Ma Leueen and I do. And they go for gallops on the beach which looks like a lot of fun. 

I also like the Backyard Horse Blog. She has lots of practical stuff on her blog. And she always likes to hear from me. She’s a true horseperson.

Speaking of horse persons, there is also Diana who is at My Life and Horse Stories. She has two horses and she takes them and rides them around the neighbourhood. They have sandy sidewalks where her horses live and so they can easily walk around there. I like to hear about her horses  She lives somewhere that is warm and dry most of the year. I have invited her to come here,  and bring one of her horses, and we could all go for walks in the forest together.

We lived in California like Diana until a year ago, too, Biasini. You would have loved it there. People rode horses on our street sometimes. We lived in the country, so there were lots of cows and horses. It was fun.

Don’t forget to thank Biasini and Anne Leueen for stopping by for the interview, Manny.

I was getting to that, Mom. Geez. Anyway, thanks so much for answering all of me and mom’s questions. This was my first interview, and you were so nice. I love your blog, I mean blob. I have my own blob, but I like how you and your ma are doing it together.

Thanks, Manny. You did fine. Maybe we could do it again sometime.

I’d like that, Biasini. I’ll have some apples ready.

Now it’s your turn

I just got the look. I almost forgot to say thanks to everyone for reading our interview. If you loved it, please leave me and Biasini a comment. You know we’ll comment back before I head back to bed for the winter.

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67 responses to “Challenge Host Interview Series #18: Biasini and the Horse Addict”

  1. Prior... Avatar

    blobbing makes me think of apples too – hahahah
    great interview with whimsical and fun

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I just had so much fun with Anne, Biasini and Manny with this post. 🙂

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  2. […] my interview of Biasini? Well, we got to be really good friends. So, I asked Ma Leueen if I could come see him. She said I […]

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  3. Manny Having the Time of His Life with his Friend, Biasini in FL – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] here in Florida. Yes, he did. You may remember he interviewed me a while ago for his blog. Click here to read that post. I invited him to come and have a ride on me.  Continue reading this adorable […]

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  4. Biasini Speaks: My Friend Manny is here! – HorseAddict Avatar

    […] me here in Florida. Yes, he did. You may remember he interviewed me a while ago for his blog. Click here to read that post. I invited him to come and have a ride on me. Ma Leueen told me he arrived […]

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  5. Susan T. Braithwaite Avatar

    Excellent interview, Manny! I learned a lot about Biasini and the power of not giving up. (You’re more than welcome to join us on our bike rides 🐻 )

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I would be there in an instant! Can I wear my new horseback riding helmet? Manny

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      1. Susan T. Braithwaite Avatar

        Oh, definitely, Manny!

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  6. WQWWC #51: Toys/Play – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] and ready for a new adventure. His next adventure will be to go to Floride and see his friend Biasini. I’m a fan of Manny and […]

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  7. Photos by Jez Avatar

    Hi, Manny 👋 What a wonderful blob, it was a real treat to read your interview with Biasini 😃

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Jez. Mom should have let me do your interview too. I’m a fan of your photos and I’d love to go bike riding with you and Miss Susan. You guys go such fun places. Did you know I visited a blobber in London several years ago?

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      1. Photos by Jez Avatar

        Hi, Manny 👋 You’d be welcome along anytime, you’d get to ride up front with NeeNee in Miss Susan’s basket 😃 Who was the blobber you met in London?

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  8. […] you Marsha for sharing Manny — it inspired me to share Mocha […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      With your permission, Manny would love to link this post, along with your picture of Lana and Mocha on his blog, Mannysadventures.com.

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  9. anne leueen Avatar

    Biasini asked me if I had posted his interview on our “blob” . When I said I had not he gave me a look that meant I had better do that pronto! So I have reblogged it on Horseaddict. 😄🐴

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      So funny. I notice that the spacing of words came out different. I hurried back to correct some mistakes only to find them not there. WP has glitches! 🙂

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  10. anne leueen Avatar

    Reblogged this on HorseAddict and commented:
    Biasini asked me if I has posted his interview on “our” blob. When I said no he gave me a look that meant I had better get on and do that! So here it is.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You both are so cute and amazing, and I love you to the ends of the world and back. Love, Manny xxxxx

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  12. Jim Borden Avatar

    great interview – Ihope this doesn’t mean that animals weill take over the blogging world and leave nothing for us humans to do… 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL In my household, animals have almost full control. I still hold the house keys, though.

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        just don’t give up those keys! 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Amen, bro!

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  13. utesmile Avatar

    Hi Manny so lovely to see you being busy. hope you are well and enjoying your blobbing! Many greetings and a bear hug from Danny!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Miss Ute! I’m so glad to hear from you. I am going to start blobbing again. I can’t get carried away, but I forgot how much fun I had. Biasini invited me to visit him when he goes to Florida and Ma Leueen is going to teach me to ride in January. It will be like old times! I can’t wait to get on the road again! 🙂 My love to both you and Danny and all the other stuffeds at your house. We had so much fun together. Love, Manny xxxxx

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  14. pattimoed Avatar

    Hi, Manny. I think we know who we should contact if we want to fill another guest host slot!! I enjoyed your interview with Anne and Biasini. I loved great point that horses keep their memories of their ancestors, but humans have apparently forgotten to do that. So true. Wisdom from the animals. Thanks for this!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are so welcome Miss Patti. Mom says I have to work on my blob for a while before I am ready to be a guest host. Plus, I need to practice taking pictures and playing in challenges. But I want to be a guest host some day. Mom and Dad would be so proud of me. Did you know Biasini invited me to visit him in Florida and Ma Leueen will give me a riding lesson. I will send you pictures for sure in January. They are soooooo nice, just like you Miss Patti. Love Manny xxx

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      1. pattimoed Avatar

        That’s great! I hope you have a wonderful time!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks, Miss Patti.

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  15. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I so adored Manny and Basimi’s conversation. How very fun. I love the blob too. 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Miss Cee. We love you, too. Biasini loves everyone, and he is so smart.

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  16. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    I love it, Anne and Biasini and the blobbing we do and this blob post. 😀 I have also someone here who would certainly love to blob. Greetings to all humans and beasties from Bestia and me.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Greetings, dear Manja. I will definitely stop by to meet Bestia. Love Manny xxx

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  17. Tina Schell Avatar

    Well surely this is a FIRST, a bear interviewing a horse on a blob!!! I so enjoyed reading the post as well as the comments, and thanks to you both for linking to our challenge. Biasini is a wonderful blobber and Ma Leueen was so smart to share her telebone with Biasini before the post went live. The Lens-Artists are happy to meet Manny too and hope he has a really fun visit with Biasini. Thanks for the smile this morning to all of you – humans included!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Tina, this was such a fun interview. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. We all love the work that you all do to bring us the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge. You may find that Manny starts to participate on his blob as well if some of his photos fit the challenge. 🙂

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      1. Tina Schell Avatar

        We’d love to have him Marsha!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          He moves rather slowly – typical bear style, but he seems really motivated to blob again after meeting Biasini. He has been invited to visit them in Florida and take a riding lesson from Ma Leueen on Biasini in January. He is VERY excited about that.

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  18. Julie Avatar

    Hello, Manny! I have another teddy bear named Mocha. She use to travel with me and my friends but nowadays, she’s my one year old’s sleeping companion. Too cute!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Julie, How fun for your teddy to have a one year old friend. Do you have a picture of him with his baby friend? I would love to see them and say hi. Did you know I am going to meet Biasini in Florida? Maybe there will be some kids there, too.

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      1. Julie Avatar

        Yes I do have a photo. I think I’ll share that in the next weekend coffee share post this weekend!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Hi again, Miss Julie. I love Miss Natalie and her coffee share. I read it over Mon’s shoulder to see if there are any stuffeds in the pictures. She has big stuffeds, sometimes, Mom calls them statues. Maybe she would like to see some of the big stuffeds I’ve seen. Love Manny P.S. I look forward to meeting your baby and her stuffeds.

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  19. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Such a fun clever post and I love all of the great pictures! Such a joy to meet them here!! 💖💖
    Nice Marsha!💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for visiting, Cindy. We had a great time doing this interview. 🙂

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome Marsha! I could tell! 💖👏👏

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  20. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Manny, your mom is proud of you for writing such a great blob today featuring Biasini! I got to “meet” Ma Leueen and Biasini a few years ago on my blob. This was a fun conversation and great to read. I used to have two horses when I was 9 years old and lived near Portland, OR. Their names were Cookie and Star. I still think about those appaloosas and how much fun we had together.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hahaha, you said blob, just like Biasini! No wonder Mom says you’re so much fun. You and Mom probably lived in Portland at the same time. She moved there when she was 15 and lived there until she was 26. She didn’t have horses, though.

      Did Mom tell me that I’m REALLY going to get to meet them. I’m flying to Florida in January. Ma Leueen is going to teach me how to ride, and take pictures and videos of me just like she does on her blob. Isn’t that the coolest thing ever? I need to shop for chaps and a helmet. Or should I get a cowboy hat?

      Thanks for reading my post, Miss Terri.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Mrs. ET! 🙂

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  21. whippetwisdom Avatar

    Thank you for this awesome interview Manny, we really enjoyed reading Biasini’s thoughtful answers! Horses are the most soulful, sensitive loving creatures and always deserve the best of companionship and care from their humans. Sweet Biasini, thank you so much for the shout-out and for sharing your lovely thoughts and photographs with us here. You and Ma Leueen are an inspiration to us all 🤗🥕🍏🐴 xxx

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awwww this is such a nice comment. Don’t you think so Biasini? You have adorable friends, Biasini. Love, Manny

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  22. anne leueen Avatar

    Hi Manny! I think your interview with me went really well. I think you should come to visit me in Florida in January. Ma Leueen could help you to ride me! What do you think about that?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Biasini, I’m glad you liked it. I had so much fun! You are a very smart horse. And I’m smarter than the average bear, as they say!

      Really? REALLY? I wasn’t kidding about wanting to come see you! I want to come. I really want to come.

      Have your ma send Mom the address, she will put me on the plane at the Post Office. That’s how I travel, in a comfortable box. I will need a riding lesson, I think, so I don’t fall off. Maybe your mom can do a video of us like she does on her blog. I’ve never been on a video horseback riding. I’m so excited. I can’t wait! Love, Manny

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      1. anne leueen Avatar

        That’s great Manny. Ma Leueen will send you the address once she gets down to Wellington Florida. She says that will be at the end of December. She will help you with riding me too. And of course we can take some photos and a video. Looking forward to meeting up with you. Cheers, your friend Biasini.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thank you Biasini. I’m as excited as a stuffed Teddy can be. I told Dad this morning. He’s excited, too. My parents get so jealous! 🙂

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  23. Leya Avatar

    Well, Manny, thanks for an interesting blob interview with handsome Biasini! I must say you two look handsome together as well. thank you also to Marsha and Ma Leueen. ♥♥♥♥

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awwww thanks, Leya. I’m blushing. I just posted it on my blog too. I’ve had one whole visitor so far. 🙂 https://mannystravels.wordpress.com/2021/11/16/moms-interview-series-18-biasini-and-the-horse-addict/ Love Manny

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  24. The Backyard Horse Blog Avatar

    Great interview, Manny! The piece is filled with humor and good cheer. I enjoyed reading it. Loved the photos of Biasini helping Anne to select and correct photos- definitely made me smile- very clever! Many thanks to Biasini for giving a much appreciated shout out to The Backyard Horse Blog. By the way, Manny, you might be interested to know that one of my backyard horses is named Bear. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s awesome. Does he look like me? I will come look at him and pretend I’m riding. Giddy up, Bear Horse. Love Manny xxx

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      1. The Backyard Horse Blog Avatar

        “Bear Horse!” I like that, Manny. He looks a bit different from you, but I think you are both super cute. Thanks for stopping by The Backyard Horse Blog!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thank you. I had a very good time on your blob, as Biasini says.

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  25. Diana Avatar

    Hi Manny! You did a wonderful interview with the most handsome Biasini. The blob you two did together was so wonderful and thank you so very much Biasini for giving a shout out to my blog with my two horses Chloe and Murphy! So very sweet, and they say thank you and A big hello from California! Stay safe for the winter Manny and warm for you Biasini! ❤️

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much Diana. I see why Biasini likes you so much. Your horses are beautiful. Mom showed me pictures of them. I loved living in California. Say hi to Chloe and Murphy for me. Love and hugs, Manny

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