The barefoot event

Even if it was a very rainy Sunday, we still managed to organize a barefoot event in the riding school. Andrea – the barefoot trimmer – came to show my friends how to trim the hoofs of Soraya and to explain the philosophy behind this natural method.   Soraya’s hoofs had been growing too much…

Riding through Winter Wonderland

I just love riding in the snow! Having a barefoot horse has opened a new world of freedom. Many people think it´s the opposite, but I only find it more and more useful! The weather has been good to us lately. The first snow lasted a week until the next layer came on top of…

A paddock paradise in Monferrato

After having breakfast in Monferrato, we went to visit an equestrian center with only barefoot horses in a paddock paradise!   This morning I woke up to a miracle; it was thunderstorm outside and actually raining! Really unusual sounds after so many dry months… When you’re having breakfast with your best friend, and the kids…

Riding along the beach

Yesterday we finally went horseriding again! After leaving Soraya at home, I’m starting to miss her… But it felt great to go for an hourly ride near the sea and even going galloping on sandy roads in the pine forest. Andrea, our guide, was the same man that brought us around in the carriage pulled…

Discovering a problem after some days by the sea

After spending some relaxing days in Bordighera, Liguria, I came home to discover that Soraya is limping! But we were lucky enough to avoid the bad weather in Lanzo the last week.  When the weather is bad up north, the sea always gets wavy in Liguria. With waves so tall that the red flag is…