Animals and their feelings

Many people don’t care about how animals feel. I see this in so many situations. This is why I want to write about the behaviour of my own animals.   Divided animals I often see dogs in people’s yards here in Italy. Almost everybody keeps guard dogs around us. Most people have more than one,…

My horse has opened my eyes!

After doing so many adventourous rides with Soraya, I have started to explore more trails also by feet. She has opened my eyes to the valley! Last week I finally went to see the statue «La madonna» above the Devil’s bridge in Lanzo. My father in law was one of the Alpine soldiers that actually…

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….

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…

After the rain…

After three days of puring rain it was time to go for a walk. It normally never rains this much during wintertime, but lately the weather seems to behave a bit crazy. There are actually two rivers crossing underneath the famous Devil’s Bridge. I love watching the water flowing down the river while walking my…

Horseback riding with dogs

Since I like to share my experience with you, I´m gonna tell you about why I ride with dogs. I´ve been using this solution for years to calm young or nervous horses in the forest. A lot of horses don´t like to go out of the stable on their own. Some are so depending on…

Walking from Menulla to Salvin in the Alps

Last Sunday I convinced my family to walk in the mountain. Normally we go horse riding, but I really missed walking in the Alps.     We went by car up the curvy road towards Lago di Monastero. Then we parked where the asphalt ends, and walked towards a track in the hill. This track…

A sunny action day

This autumn has been extremely dry and sunny. It’s the perfect weather for going trekking in the wood. Instead of just staying at home and work, I decided to pick Soraya early Friday morning and go for a longer ride in the afternoon. Riding with dogs I also brought Dakota with me. Sometimes it’s impossible…

About being the only Viking in Valli di Lanzo…

While eating some typical Norwegian pancakes with smoked salmon and Nutella I realized that I’m unique! What describes this weird combination better than those ingredients? Norwegian salmon is in my bones and Nutella is the basic ingredient for Italian kids! Nutella This chocolate spread is being produced by Ferrero; the biggest chocolate producer in Piedmont….

Being seen by others in a digital world

Today I read a comment from a friend on FB. It was her birthday and she was grateful for all the comments online. She felt like being seen by others, and wrote about how important this is. This made me think! I had the same experience some days ago. I´ve got 170 or more congrats…