The travel must come to an end!

I’m gonna wake up quite early tomorrow morning, to grab the plane from Kristiansund to Oslo. The travel has come to an end… I’ve seen a lot more of Norway than after one of my usual trips back home. I’ve met old friends that I hardly ever see and I’ve met new and interesting people….

The strong little Lyngenhorse and a marvelous Spa

  Nordlandshest, or Lyngshest/ Lyngenhorse, is a rare Norwegian horse breed. My friend has 3 beautiful and brave examples living in her garage!   Yesterday she let me ride Trym, and we went on a 2 hour long ride in the Norwegian forest. Even if they are really small (around 130-140 cm tall) they are…

It’s a challenge going to Norway…

Going to Norway has been more exciting than I thought it would be! Strange things happened, and it almost seemed impossible to reach my homeland! It started with not being able to get out of bed. After taking off the saddle after a short ride the other day, I got a sudden back pain. The…

Barrel on the Beach 2018

We had almost decided to not attend «Barrel on the Beach» this year, since the bad weather and the big sea was washing away the riding ground just the day before. But late Friday night the weather started to change, and while drinking aperitivo in the local bar, we decided to go anyway! We wanted…

Escaping the rain by going to Norway!

After weeks of bad weather, I’ve done some reflections. I am actually soon going to Norway to escape all the rain! It used to be the opposite way around, but the climate is changing! Anyway, all this rain is quite normal during the spring time. I’ve had a lot of time to heal my bones…

On my way back after Easter!

My ribs are still hurting a bit after jumping in a western saddle. It´s been a long and painful week, but I´m on my way back! I´ve realized that breathing can be painful, and I even went to the hospital to take some X-rays. Luckily nothing is broken! During Easter holiday we had a lot…

Contrasts in Piedmont

This is the season of contrasts… High up in the mountains you´ll still find a lot of snow, while in the lowland the sun is shining and it almost seems like summer. Last weekend was just like this. Friday was just that sunny day we´ve all been waiting for so long. We´ve had a lot…

The first Barrel Race and a stupid situation in the riding ground!

I’ve been watching one of the first barrel race competitions in Piedmont this spring. I wanted to see Moon in action after the long winter break. I also did something stupid today… Luca and Moon went on their first barrel race last Sunday. Moon was rather relaxed, and fell asleep during the lunch break! It´s…

A new start – or back on track?

Do you remember that I was writing about taking a course, learn something new etc? I ended up getting so confused about the different alternatives that I dropped it all! I’ve been thinking about dog grooming, pet therapy, Parelli and riding instructor. But I’ve realized that I’ll probably spend more than I’ll earn afterwards… but…

The American, Irish and Oriental festival in Turin

Last Saturday I went to a big festival in Turin. It will run over two weekends, and you need a lot of time to visit it all! You’ll find the American/Country western festival with the horse arena at the beginning. Then you’ll need to pass the Irish festival to get to the Oriental festival.  Such…

From Georgia to Piedmont

Lasha (25) is a young man from Georgia that has been living in Lanzo for some weeks. All thanks to a special exchange program the high school of Lanzo is joining. Last night there was a big event where the students, teachers and even the major talked about everything they had learned thanks to this…

The barefoot event

Even if it was a very rainy Sunday, we still managed to organize a barefoot event in the riding school. Andrea – the barefoot trimmer – came to show my friends how to trim the hoofs of Soraya and to explain the philosophy behind this natural method.   Soraya’s hoofs had been growing too much…