Horses being blessed in Mathi

Every year in every little town there is the blessing of tractors and horses.. This Sunday we were the chosen ones!

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The priest coming out of the church 

At 10.30 a group of horses and a foal went from L’erica equestrian center to the church to get a blessing from the priest. This is a usual tradition in Italy. Catholic people are really into rituals!

I was a bit nervous this morning since it was the first time I was riding Moon to such a big event of horses and people.

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Me and Moon

But it was useless to worry up front, since she behaved perfectly all the way. She stood still in the sunshine waiting for a piece of the blessed bread!

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Horse and tractor 

I have been busy lately with a big change in my life. I had to take one of the hardest decisions in my life; keep Soraya or Moon? In the end I decided to give Moon a new chance in her life and I sold Soraya to a nice lady that will probably go trekking with me!

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A horse carriage arriving at the blessing 

I do miss Soraya for her relaxed gallopp over the fields and her beautiful mane and stunning colours… I will probably miss her for the rest of my life! But I just couldn’t let go off Moon, which is a horse that has been in my heart for so long.

I still need to make her gallopp a bit slower in the fields, but I’m sure she will learn to slow down a bit.. She also needs to put on a lot of weight and get her hoofs adjusted.

But she is a special horse that needs to live a quiet life. Now she doesn’t need to go barrel racing any more, only have fun with me. Let’s hope that the blessing will make her get back in a great shape!

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On the way back

After leaving the horses in their paddocks, we all went to have lunchIn a restaurant. The food wasn’t good at all and we finished eating/waiting at 4 o’clock!

 

 

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