A touristic tour to the restaurant

Last Friday I arranged the first touristic tour to a restaurant on horseback! A young and lovely couple that are originally from London came to experience this speciality! I picked them up on the train station in Mathi. Jason and Gaia came out from the last waggon, but they recognized me easily. First we went…

Celebrating Norway’s National Day in Turin

The 17th of May is Norway’s National day. Yesterday I was invited to a dinner party in Turin with other Norwegians and their Italian partners. I actually decided to wear the national costume that we call «bunad». Also my Norwegian friend Berit did wear her version of it. Mine is a Nordmørsbunad and her is…

Giro d’Italia is soon coming to Lanzo!

I’ve been taking some pictures of Lanzo lately, since the small town is full of pink bicycles and other pink decorations… It’s all happening thanks to Giro d’Italia. It feels almost like being part of a big wedding party while driving or walking through our little town these days. Everything is so pink! And everything…

Back to Barolo and La Morra

Last Friday I went to Barolo and La Morra with a Norwegian group. It was the same route as last year, but the participants were new, and so was the bus driver. It’s starting to become kind of a tradition to visit these beautiful small towns in the middle of the vineyards during spring. The…

Children need nature and animals!

Not only horses are trying to teach us to live in peace with the nature. Also children have the need to explore a natural environment. But it’s unfortunately quite common that adults don’t listen neither to children or animals. They just keep going down the chosen track, regardless what happens to those depending on them….

The road to happiness

Did you know that happiness is the road itself? Today I found a very interesting article online that explains this very well. The article is telling us about the 10 easiest ways to feel happy. And it stroked me that you’ll only find this magic state of mind while you’re actually going after it. While…

Planning to go trekking

To be able to go for a “real” trekking, you need to plan it carefully. Since I went on the long trail ride in Australia in 2001, I´ve been dreaming about doing the same thing in Italy. It´s about time, considering that we´re already in 2018!     Yesterday afternoon I went to talk to…

Riding in the rain!

Today I really got a terribly cold and wet experience on horseback! We were riding in the rain and hail on our way back from Mulin Turcin.     Yesterday I went to get Soraya and rode her home, so she could stay overnight in the stable in our garden. This morning I had planned…

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…