8th of March: a woman and a horse…

8th of March is the women’s day and it’s also the perfect day to tell the story about how big impact women can have on horses. And the other way around! I want to tell you the story about a former barrel race horse that really needed some love and attention. Sometimes you just bond…

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…

Halloween style barrel racing

Il Grande Ranch arranged a Halloween style barrel race for kids, beginners and professional riders. The common goal was to have fun! I felt like eating sand while watching one by one disappear into the sand clouds. Even my handbag was totally covered with dust! But it was fun to watch the different costumes and…

Speed challenge in Voghera

  The association “Speed Challenge” arranged some exciting barrel racing at Cowboy’s Guest Ranch in Voghera today.   Also this time the old truck managed to bring 5 heavy horses all the way to Voghera! It has been a cloudy day, and the amusement park was actually closed because of “bad weather”!! I’m sure my…

Why am I spending my time with animals?

It´s one of those quiet, rainy days…. I really need to relax a bit to get rid of my cold. But before I can sit down, there is always an animal that need something from me… The first thing in the morning is to feed the hungry puppy. She has grown a lot lately, and…

Last run for NBHA and Triple Moon Cash!

Today the National Barrel Horse Association arranged the last competition this season in San Carlo Canavese.   Luca and Triple Moon Cash were unlucky, and overturned a barrel. That means disqualification! But still they won the championship this year, in the category Novice Rider.   The biggest victory Just being able to compete again is…

Last day by the sea

It’s a big change going from the Mediterranean sea to the northern alps. Both the climate and the food is different. Arma di Taggia is known for the “Olive Taggiasche”. Before going to see the final of the Barrel on the Beach we had a big lunch. The final race is about winning money or…

Barrel on the Beach 2017

I’m finally in bed after a quite exciting day! Barrel on the Beach is a unice combination of beach life and country life. I actually spent most of the time watching my son playing in the sand than watching the race, but it was great anyway! My son took his first swim of the year,…

The first Barrel race this season with NBHA

It was the first barrel race this season for our group from R.N horses, and they competed in almost all the different categories. The car was quite full this morning… I went to the riding school/ranch in Chivasso with Luca, our son, two other girls and a bike. It was all set up to be…

Why putting on a shirt makes me happy

You might ask yourself:  How can a shirt make me so happy? Well, this morning I decided to dress up for both; City and Horse riding. Just to save some time between the appointment in Turin and the appointment with my friend. The only thing you need to swap, is the shoes into some really…