The magic way to eat in Italy

After a week with rain pooring down, I feel like writing about food and how we eat in Italy. No reason to write about horse riding at the moment – I´ve been quite lazy lately! Also because Soray has got a strange problem with her back leg at the moment. I´m not sure wether she´s…

Exploring the town of Saluzzo

As I told you before, yesterday I woke up in Saluzzo. I had finished my job as a Norwegian guide, and wanted to take a look at Saluzzo before going home. I also went to visit the castle of Manta, which is located further up the road.   I was awaken by the cows on…

The Haflinger – my favourite horse breed

After I got the second Haflinger in my life, I’d like to tell you why this is my favourite breed! First of all they are really useful and strong horses. They arrive from the border between Italy and Austria. This means they are ready for walking to the top of high mountains, like the Alps….

Bussana Vecchia – from Earthquake struck Town to Artistic Paradise

While I lived by the sea, I went back to one of my favourite places in the hills. The very small town Bussana Vecchia. In 1887 a violent earthquake struck the hinterland and only ruins were left. Some time after several artists started to make the town alive, and today you´ll find many interesting artistic…

Riding on a Haflinger to Dolce Acqua after a difficult time

This lovely Haflinger called Pippo took me out on the streets that ended up in Dolce Aqcua. Exactly the same mountain town that I visited some days ago by car! “Allevamento Maglio” is one of the nearest riding schools in Bordighera. I’ve been there a couple of times and it’s a big place with an…

Wonderful small towns in the Ligurian alps

I’m not the most patient person when it comes to beach life. Therefore I’ve been often striving to visit some of the really amazing towns surrounding the Ligurian seaside.     Since yesterday was rather cloudy, I decided to take my mother to see some of my favourite places up in the hill. On the…

Visiting “la Mandria” by train

While sitting on the balcony in Bordighera, I started to think back to a special place with a special story… of course linked to horse riding! Earlier this spring me and my family decided to support FARO, an organization that helps sick people. They arranged a family day in the famous park La Mandria, and…

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…

Natural horsemanship

  People performing Natural horsemanship with their horses receive friendship and trust. Some days ago I decided to visit a friend who keeps his horses in his own yard. Then I also got to know his horsemanship skills! It was amazing to see how well he communicated with his four legged friends. But it was…

A visit in the garden!

Yesterday we had one of those typical huge summer barbecues… Family and friends all together to eat a lot and also to play volleyball! We are not only a horse addicted family, but also crazy about beach volley! Playing on our own lawn is almost as fun as on the beach… Great Brazilian friends Since our…