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,…

First day: From Lanzo to Druento

The first day of our trip became a marvelous ride through woods and bushland, as well as long fields where the horses could run as fast as possible! I’m quite sure that the 3 hour ride to Druento was the most exciting ride of the week. Except the variety in the nature, we also met…

Why horse riding can be more secure than walking…

You might think I’m kidding, but I’m actually serious about it! Horse riding can be more secure than walking under some kind of circumstances. Let me mention some examples from my own life: 1. Dangerous animals in the forest Snakes The possibility to be bitten by a snake is much higher by feet. Lately I’ve…

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….

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…

Animal polster sent by mail!

I’m not sure if you remember something about my travel to Oslo this spring? But being a part of a big farmacy exhibition, I met some nice and interesting Norwegian people. One of them wrote down my address and sent over a product that is completely new to me: Animal polster. It’s bandages for animals made…

Italian summer in Liguria

After a hard time at home it’s great to be able to escape to Liguria. We just lost our dear Australian Shepherd and it really broke me down! The worst part of it was seeing how sad my son became because of loosing his best friend in the garden. Skipper had a kidney disease that…

Busy days in the garden…and a new decision!

I know I’ve been lazy with updating the blog lately… But I’ve been really busy doing gardening and having folks over on barbecues. Another table ready for dinner guests… this night I’ve made vegetarian lasagne. Just wanted to tell about my new decision:  I’ve decided to quit eating meat. I’m really suffering the fact that…