Tasting Barbaresco wine… in Barbaresco!

There’s nothing like tasting local products while traveling in Italy. Yesterday I was so lucky to see two beautiful towns: Neive and Barbaresco. I was in the area to watch my husband in a barrel race, while I realized that we were only 14 minutes away from Neive by car. After looking at all the…

Halloween style barrel racing

Il Grande Ranch arranged a Halloween style barrel race for kids, beginners and professional riders. The common goal was to have fun! I felt like eating sand while watching one by one disappear into the sand clouds. Even my handbag was totally covered with dust! But it was fun to watch the different costumes and…

Speed challenge in Voghera

  The association “Speed Challenge” arranged some exciting barrel racing at Cowboy’s Guest Ranch in Voghera today.   Also this time the old truck managed to bring 5 heavy horses all the way to Voghera! It has been a cloudy day, and the amusement park was actually closed because of “bad weather”!! I’m sure my…

Why am I spending my time with animals?

It´s one of those quiet, rainy days…. I really need to relax a bit to get rid of my cold. But before I can sit down, there is always an animal that need something from me… The first thing in the morning is to feed the hungry puppy. She has grown a lot lately, and…

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…

Last run for NBHA and Triple Moon Cash!

Today the National Barrel Horse Association arranged the last competition this season in San Carlo Canavese.   Luca and Triple Moon Cash were unlucky, and overturned a barrel. That means disqualification! But still they won the championship this year, in the category Novice Rider.   The biggest victory Just being able to compete again is…

Last day by the sea

It’s a big change going from the Mediterranean sea to the northern alps. Both the climate and the food is different. Arma di Taggia is known for the “Olive Taggiasche”. Before going to see the final of the Barrel on the Beach we had a big lunch. The final race is about winning money or…

Barrel on the Beach 2017

I’m finally in bed after a quite exciting day! Barrel on the Beach is a unice combination of beach life and country life. I actually spent most of the time watching my son playing in the sand than watching the race, but it was great anyway! My son took his first swim of the year,…

The first Barrel race this season with NBHA

It was the first barrel race this season for our group from R.N horses, and they competed in almost all the different categories. The car was quite full this morning… I went to the riding school/ranch in Chivasso with Luca, our son, two other girls and a bike. It was all set up to be…

In the honor of a Red horse

I guess you are curious about my horse experiences? Unfortunately I´ve had many, and this means I wish I`ve had less horses (and problems) during the years… But my dream is still to find the “perfect horse”, and live happily ever after…. This is me riding Red without reins. He did that only for me…