How to clean your saddle gear

  The most boring part of horse riding might be the maintenance part… This involves cleaning your horse, the stable, the box and not to forget your saddle gear. We often clean our horses until they shine as a Barbie doll horses. But that doesn´t help if we throw a filthy-looking saddle on top of…

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…

Celebrating on horseback

Yesterday me and my two friends went to one of my favourite restaurants in Coassolo. The goal was to celebrate Lisa’s birthday on horseback! I guess I’ll do the same thing next year. Is there a better way to enjoy life? The day was sunny and quite warm, and the horses wanted to go running…

Barefoot horse in the traffic

My horse is finally barefoot again, and yesterday we went for a ride in town. With the correct type of diet and training I’m sure it will work out well this time. First of all I met Andrea at the typical meeting point. Walking next to another horse makes Soraya feel more comfortable, and this…

Riding through the autumn colours

What a lovely day! Three cowboys went to explore a new track that goes from Benne to Cudine. We ended up riding in the middle of the most beautiful colourful landscape. I started out around 9 o’clock this morning, while it was still a bit chilly. Soraya didn’t even finish her breakfast before we left,…

The difference between Western and English riding style

Are you one of them who know to ride in both ways, or did you simply believe that there is no difference at all? I want to explain you the differences and advantages under, to give you an idea about where to start. My background I actually started to ride in a huge western saddle……

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…

Visiting another restaurant on horseback

After last week we wanted to visit another restaurant in the same area called “Trattoria da Angela”. Starting out early we were able to discover new trails on our way. Me and Lisa went to pick up Andrea the Cowboy near Lanzo. He always has to ride on his own from Cafasse, which is quite…

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….

A long ride under the sun

After a long period of warm weather, we’ve got some really cold mornings lately. But if you go horse riding around noon, it’s still hot under the sun! Today was the first time I crossed the railway with Soraya. And the first time after months that me and Luca went horse riding together. But we…