The second blessing in Balangero

Since a group from the equestrian center L’Erica wanted to go to the blessing of horses, dogs and tractors in Balangero, I decided to participate as well. Another blessing will only do good I guess! The trails were a bit icy at the moment, so I had to jump off the horse to get down…

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….

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…

Walking from Menulla to Salvin in the Alps

Last Sunday I convinced my family to walk in the mountain. Normally we go horse riding, but I really missed walking in the Alps.     We went by car up the curvy road towards Lago di Monastero. Then we parked where the asphalt ends, and walked towards a track in the hill. This track…

A sunny action day

This autumn has been extremely dry and sunny. It’s the perfect weather for going trekking in the wood. Instead of just staying at home and work, I decided to pick Soraya early Friday morning and go for a longer ride in the afternoon. Riding with dogs I also brought Dakota with me. Sometimes it’s impossible…

About being the only Viking in Valli di Lanzo…

While eating some typical Norwegian pancakes with smoked salmon and Nutella I realized that I’m unique! What describes this weird combination better than those ingredients? Norwegian salmon is in my bones and Nutella is the basic ingredient for Italian kids! Nutella This chocolate spread is being produced by Ferrero; the biggest chocolate producer in Piedmont….

Being seen by others in a digital world

Today I read a comment from a friend on FB. It was her birthday and she was grateful for all the comments online. She felt like being seen by others, and wrote about how important this is. This made me think! I had the same experience some days ago. I´ve got 170 or more congrats…

Going to the vettie

As you all know, I have many animals and the waiting room is always full. Therefore I decided to bring three animals at the same time! Our black cat, Noar, has been limping for a while. Need to check him up. Lunala needs her second vaccination so she can start to meet other dogs. Frida…

Following forbidden tracks

One of the most beautiful sights in our nearest area is the lake in the middle of the asbestos mining area. I was supposed to bring my son to another beautiful lake in the mountain after his first day at school. But there were some scary clouds resting on top of exactly that mountain, so…

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…