Autumn, writing and goodbye

I´ve decided to change the style of my blog. As you can see, I´ve added a photo from the mountain of Valli di Lanzo on the front page. Piedmont is so much about the Alps.. It is autumn, and Christmas holiday is not far away. The Erasmus+ students that came to do a two weeks…

Back to barefoot!

I am so glad to tell you that I am finished with the traditional horse shoes. I´ve had a bad feeling in my stomach for some time, and it kept telling me that Moon needed a change. You might remember my former horse, a Haflinger called Soraya? I made her barefoot after using the Norwegian…

Wonderful hosts and food at the Cottino farmhouse!

Last Saturday I arranged a trekking to Cottino farmhouse near Rocca. We were 6 riders from Balangero, Mathi, Benne and Cafasse that wanted to share an unforgettable lunch. The weather was just perfect, but the roads were covered with ice some places. In this case we all had to make the horses walk slowly, and…

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 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…