The second blessing in Balangero

Since a group from the equestrian center L’Erica wanted to go to the blessing of horses, dogs and tractors in Balangero, I decided to participate as well. Another blessing will only do good I guess! The trails were a bit icy at the moment, so I had to jump off the horse to get down…

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! 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…

How I got knocked out by the flu!

This is the period of the year when everybody get sick! All the members of my family have been sick, and I´m the last one trying to cope with a terrible flu… After more than a week of pain in the body, a soar throat, lack of voice and headache I could not resist any…

Autumn colours and a heavy rainfall

The latest two weeks we´ve had a lot of rain. Even a syclone went through the valley of Lanzo a bit more than a week ago! Luckily the horses were inside the stable while the heavy wind passed through. I was actually going for a walk in town with my dog, when I heared the…

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,…

Some very important steps…

Despite of very busy days, I just need to tell you about some big steps in my life… Erasmus+ Lately nobody has heard from me because I’ve been working on a new project. Erasmus+ is about sending students out in the world to get some new work experience. I’ve been so lucky to take care…

Horses and friendship

Today I want to write about friendship among horses. Some people do not believe that animals have feelings like humans. But they do! Today Soraya showed me this. I believe that horses are able to create lifelong friendships and also falling in love. It´s the same for other animals, like cats and dogs. The problem is…

Riding from Lanzo to La Cialma

I’m having some quiet days at home at the moment, so I’ve brought Soraya to our garden. In this way I’m able to take some nice rides in the mountains over Lanzo. Soraya has put on some weight during the holidays. I’ve been away too long, and now it’s time for some attention and training…

Swimming with stallions

After coming back to Italy, I would like to tell you about my best summer memory from Norway. We actually went swimming with stallions! My neighbors in the island have a farm full of horses amd other animals. They also have a nice riding ground and a beach just underneath!   One day they let…

What is a swag?

After going trekking I’ve started to look for a swag. I got to know this incredible invention during my stay in Australia. It’s actually a tent, mattress and sleeping bag all in one – that you can just roll together and bring with you wherever you go. I’ve found a site where they sell the…