Choosing horse travel as our transportation allows us to move ecologically in harmony with nature, and also slowly to allow us to truly enjoy the beautiful land around us and make meaningful connections with the people we meet. Because the horses need to rest, we are given time to invite local people into our family and be invited into theirs.
The horses are not just our transportation, but our brothers that we are sharing our lives with. We treat them only with love and respect, and are constantly amazed at what we can learn from them. We use information from different cultures to develop our way of working with them, but we are mostly using methods from natural horsemanship. We are always open and excited to learn new methods, as long as violence is not included.
In the past few years, we have been moving away from metal shoes and moving towards hoof boots. Now we have boots for all of our horses! These are much healthier for the horse, as he can be barefoot for most of the time and wear the boots only on rough terrain. This allows the blood to circulate through his body better and his hoof can be free of metal and nails. We use Cavallo Hoof Boots and are grateful to have happy horses!