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…

The fourth day: From San Secondo to Balma Boves

We left the camp site early in the morning to cross the valley of Pinerolo. We had to travel a fair bit in the traffic before we hit the old railway. Soraya was really keen to go this morning, maybe she was a but nervous after the hard ride the day before? To take it…

The third day: From Giaveno to San Secondo (Pinerolo)

This was probably the hardest day for all of us. Passing through Cumiano we chose the wrong track in the mountain… Around 4 o’clock in the morning I woke up to the sound of hoofs galloping. I went out of the tent, but it was still a bit dark and hard to see the horses….