Taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate”

During the last two weekends I´ve been really busy taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate” given by the association A.C.E   It´s been a great and educational experiense and I even got used to stay out all day in  the cold weather! We spent a lot of time in the riding ground of the…

Erasmus+ in Turin

Some weeks ago I received 6 apprentices for two weeks in Turin. They were both chefs and waiters that came from Norway to learn about Italian food and culture. The Erasmus+ project made this possible. Me and my colleague Roberto had some fantastic days and adventures with this funny group of young people. We discovered the…

Ready for a change

This year I’m actually turning 40, and it’s time for a change. I think it’s now or never to choose a new career path! Today I’m in Turin looking at different courses. I’ve realized that taking a course might be the right way to find a totally new kind of job. Hard competition Finding a…

Riding with a side pull

I´ve bought a custom made side pull at a horse event some time ago. I decided to try it out in the riding ground, and it works well! Riding bitless is really nice for both horse and rider. You don´t have to worry about not pulling the horse´s mouth and the horse relaxes a lot…

Eating Paella made by a Spanish horsewoman!

I’m really happy to have been visiting this lovely Spanish horsewoman that lives on a hill with all her animals.   The equestrian center lies on top of a hill with a 360 degree view of the mountains. Here lives the Spanish lady with her dogs, chickens, mini pigs and horses.   Rachel has reconstructed…

How to use the reins

Let me continue to talk about the difference between Western and English riding style. This time I will focus on how to use the reins. This might be the biggest difference between those styles. I remember last Easter holiday. It was in Norway while I was trying to ride a Friesian horse with the English…

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…

Playing beach volley before the summer ends

Many of my friends love to play volleyball. Usually we play in the garden, but lately we’ve managed to organize some real beach volley! Thanks to Monica we’re renting a beach volley ground not far from home. It’s great fun to throw yourself in the soft sand. But this night the sand was hard as…

Trying “All Terrain” in all kind of terrain!

Since Soraya’s hoof is getting better, I decided to try her new boots in the forest. They are called “All terrain” and are Norwegian jogging shoes for horses from Equine Fusion. If you need to test a pair of boots in difficult terrain, well then this is the place to begin! First of all, to be…

Training in a large riding ground

To be able to win a barrel race, it’s also important to train in a real size ground now and then.   After filling up my poor car with stinky saddles and other equipment, we were ready to follow the horse truck towards the equestrian center. This is a spectacular center with a big indoor…