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…

Meeting Dino the Jockey!

    For a while ago I moved my horse back to another Equestrian center in the neighbourhood. This is where I used to spend my time with my old Haflinger Wolke, and I have so many nice memories from these good old days. Then I got to know a real jockey! These were the…

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…

Visiting Verona horse show 2017

  It’s been a great day at the horse show, so I’ll try to finish this article on the bus… I’m really happy to share it all with you!   Let me tell you about my big day out – even if the pictures tell their own story! The first thing you meet are horses…

La fiera di cavalli (Verona horse show)

Tomorrow is the big day! Our annual bus trip to La fiera di Cavalli in Verona is coming up. This blog is still so young that I´ve never taken my readers with me yet… I´ll tell you the story about my first meeting with the biggest horse show of Europe. The show started allready in…

Barefoot horse in the traffic

My horse is finally barefoot again, and yesterday we went for a ride in town. With the correct type of diet and training I’m sure it will work out well this time. First of all I met Andrea at the typical meeting point. Walking next to another horse makes Soraya feel more comfortable, and this…

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…

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…

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,…

Some horse breeds I met up north!

We’re again on the airport of Oslo, heading from north to south. While waiting for the plane, I’d like to tell you a bit about some typical nordic horses. The first one is “Nordlandshesten”. “Nordlandshest” (horse from the North lands) is an ancient Norwegian horse breed, and it’s also called Lyngshest. (After the small place…