My crazy ride from Norway to Spain - driving through Europe with two horses and a dog

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P: Pascuale Zena. @ Alcantara Equestre, Jerez, Spain

Last year I decided to do something a little crazy. Pack up and move to another country with my dog and two horses. This article is gonna be about our ride, driving through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France and then finally to Spain.

For the last two years I had been living on a ranch in Norway, in the middle of the woods. I was training horses every day, developing my horse-business and working a lot. I travelled around Norway helping people with their horses and had lots of horses come to me for training as well. I think all together I trained and worked with around three hundred different horses the last years.

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It was a great life and living life like that is probably how I am gonna end my days. But I was tired and sick of the cold weather and the dark, long winters. I needed to do something new, get new inspiration and new energy. I wanted some time for me and my own horses. I usually work most during spring, summer and autumn anyway so I thought: Why not go somewhere warm for the winter? I have a car, I have a trailer, lets go!

I came in contact with a Spanish trainer called Alfonso, he had been on TV in Norway and was a legend trainer in Spain. I never believed that I would actually get a spot at his stable, but sending an email asking couldn't hurt. A few days later I got a respond. "You and your horses are welcome to come to our stable and train with Alfonso". I was pretty surprised and suddenly I didn't just have an urge to go to Spain, I had an invitation, an opportunity. After weeks of thinking and planning I decided to go.

Most of the people I told about my plan reacted with saying "you are crazy!" But I didn't care. Why was it so crazy? I was a great driver - driving with a trailer as well, my horses were well prepared, my dog was used to travel with me all over Norway, and I was basically just gonna drive from A to B, just a little longer drive then usual. I had my car and trailer checked and fixed up before departure. I had the route perfectly planned. I had booked sleeping arrangements for all of us on the way. I had an apartment in Spain, boarding for my horses at Alfonso's stable, driving 4000km - what could possibly go wrong?

The day of departure - 30. September 2017. I was up pretty early and after feeding my horses breakfast I let them run free in the arena. I wanted them to play and get some energy out before the long drive. I could tell that they knew something was up, we could all feel it in the air. After packing the last things in the car, I loaded the horses in the trailer, said goodbye to my house and my friends, and took of on an adventure!

The car was packed from top to bottom, leaving just enough space for my dog Luna and me. The first day we were driving to south of Sweden, to a place called Malmø, which is very close to the Danish boarder. We had a smooth ride. Bringing the horses through the customs in Sweden was no problem. I had all the paperwork prepared. ((I only had to check my animles in in Sweden. The rest of the countries are part of EU, but Norway is not. So I had to stop by the customs at the first EU country I got to))

After that I stopped two times on the way to take my horses out. I walked with them a little bit, gave them water and apples, made sure they were okey. They had access to hay all time in the trailer. The only thing that I noticed was that it took a lot more time to drive then google maps had predicted. Driving from my current location to Malmø was suppose to take about 7 hours. We used ten. I knew we were going to use more time then a regular car, but I was not expecting it to be that much more.

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In Malmø my horses stayed at a horse hotel and me and Luna slept at regular hotel. A horse hotel is basically a normal stable where you pay for a box with hay and water. So far everything was great. My horses seemed happy and relaxed and we were all exited to keep on going.

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Malmø, Sweden 1. October 2017
We got up really early and continued on to Denmark. We were gonna drive all the way to south of Germany this day. I knew it was gonna be a really long ride. We were suppose to drive for seven hours the other day, but it took ten. This drive was suppose to take 11 hours. I didn't even want to think about how long time we were actually gonna use. (without taking our breaks into account)

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But we had all the time in the world. It is not just about the destination, its about the journey as well. We drove over this amazing bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark. We then took a little ferry ride over to Germany. The ferry took about 45 minutes, and everybody on board was staring at me. I think it was because I brought my dog Luna in to where everybody was sitting and eating. (A guy that worked on the ferry told me I could bring her so I did.
.. Or it was because I was smelling like a horse and wearing my favorite cowboy- leather -fringe jacket. That usually makes people stare as well.

After the ferry ride the horses had been in the trailer for about four hours so they needed a break. We found a nice little spot to stop. Luna could run free and the horses got to stretch their legs and eat grass. So far, all was good, we made it to Germany!

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At this point I was feeling very relaxed and happy about being on the road. Germany is a beautiful and comfortable country to drive through. Nice roads, nice people and fairy-land nature. But it is pretty much the same all the way. Uphill and downhill, trees and green fields. We stopped several times on the way, relaxing, going for walks, eating apples and enjoying the trip. We got stuck in traffic a couple of times and lost a lot of time, but even though the ride was long, it went pretty smooth.

We arrived late at night at the horse hotel and an old man came to meet me. He showed us into this very bizarre stable with boxes looking like metal cages. Like a dog cage, the boxes was made of metal all the way. I did not like it and neither did my horses. I knew I couldn't leave my horses in there, not even for one night. Luckily they had a paddock outside and my horses got to sleep there. The only problem was that the paddock fence was made out of rope. No planks or electricity. My horses were pretty exited about being in a new place, it was late and dark, so they were running around a lot. That fence did not seem very safe.

I sat with them for a while and gave them a lot of food so they would be busy eating the whole night. Me and Luna arrived at the hotel around 02.00 in the morning and I was getting pretty tired. But I couldn't rest. I was worried about my horses, afraid they would run through the fence and get lost in Germany. I kept telling myself not to think like that. I knew that I needed to rest. Easier said then done. At 05.00 I checked out of the hotel and went back to the stable. Shortest stay ever, but I figured I would rather stop later and sleep a little in the car to catch up. I drove to the stable and was happy to see my horses still inside of the fence. I connected the trailer to the car, loaded the horses in the trailer and continued on.

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I was getting a little nervous at this point. We were soon gonna drive through France. I know very little about France, honestly I am not exactly a France - fan. I dont really have a good reason for it, but I guess some places you naturally like and some places you dont. In France I felt a lot more like a stranger then in the other countries.

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Our ride started pretty good and I have to admit that France is a beautiful country. We had our first stop at a big gas station. I started to walk with Luna and my horses, around at the parking space, so we all got to stretch our legs. There was a bus next to where we had parked, filled with Japanese tourists. When they saw me walking with my gang they all came running over, wanting to take pictures of us. Very nice and funny people. (at the picture the tourists are inside the gas station behind me)

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We kept on driving for a few hours and then my GPS started to play tricks with me. Suddenly we were driving on a little country road surrounded by old farms, and nothing but fields as far as the eye could see. There were white cows all over the place, always white, never brown or black, and there was this stink smell in the air. I do not know how to describe it, but all over France it smelled really weird.
I didn't understand how we had gotten there, so far away from the highway. But since we were on the country side we stopped and went for a walk.

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After our little break we kept on going. Somehow we had to get back on the highway. It is not too fun being in a strange country, driving around with two horses in a trailer, when you have no idea where you are going. Its great when the GPS is working, but when its not, you are lost. And trying to navigate in a deserted, french, peasant area, with no map, that is a challenge. After driving through village after village with old, strange houses, we finally made it back to the highway. We stopped to fill gas and get food. (Not easy getting food on the road when you are a vegetarian btw. What is up with that? Why do they have to put meat on every type of sandwich? This is not just un France, but everywhere. Would be nice to have a Subway or two on the road!)

One thing I actually was excited about in France was the place we were gonna sleep. I had found this amazing bed and breakfast for horses and had booked us all in for one night. The people who ran the place seemed very interesting and they were also into horsemanship and natural horse training, like me. The place looked great on the webpage and I was sure my horses would love it there.

It was getting really late, it was around midnight and we were getting close to the B&B, at least that was what I thought. I was on the phone with the in-keeper and I was asking him if my GPS was right because it was leading me far away into the Pyrenees forrest, on a very bumpy and horrible road. He was laughing and telling me "Yeah, just keep on going". At least that was all I could understand from his french - english accent. I was honestly getting scared. Where the heck were we going? It was not suppose to be so far away from the highway. It was completely dark, the road was tiny and horrible , surrounded by trees, and I was getting a really bad feeling. I felt that both the car and the trailer got damaged from driving there, and I could feel my horses getting nervous.

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When we were suppose to be 15 minutes away from the B&B, we stopped at a gas station to fill up the tank. This was right before entering the forest. After driving for over an hour into the Pyrenees, we finally got there, but my tank was almost empty after my car had struggled to get us there. And I felt something was wrong with the trailer.

The horses were a little freaked out and for the first time ever in the trailer, they were sweating. I took them out of the trailer and put on them blankets. It was pretty cold, very dark and foggy. The place was very strange and the in-keeper came out to meet me. He had a pony tail and a beard. He showed me to a big open field where my horses were gonna stay. With a tiny thread as a fence... We were surrounded by all sorts of animal sounds. I felt that we had landed in a bad version of Alice in Wonderland.

After taking care of the horses, the in-keeper showed me and Luna to the house. It was a nice house, very old, french, country-like. The in-keeper later told me stories about bears eating some of their horses. I mean, I was pretty nervous already before that... The room I got was big and nice, old style but also modern, except for the water bed... I went out one more time to check the horses and then I decided to go to sleep. Just hope that the horses didn't get eaten by bears or got lost in the Pyrenees.

Pyrenees, France. 3. October 2017. I actually decided to rest until 9. I really needed it. After getting up I got some breakfast, homemade juice and marmelade, and after we went out to check the trailer. The in-keeper said it seemed fine, but I still had a bad feeling. The horses were very happy to see me. My big warmblood horse Bonus had lost some weight. They had probably been running around all night, not being able to relax in the middle of that creepy forest. I am a natural person and usually love being out in nature, but this place freaked me out, it freaked us all out. And again there was this smell, a very strange smell in the air.

It was a foggy morning. I almost felt like we were in some kind of jungle. I loaded the horses in the trailer and we were once again on our way. It was a little easier driving there when it was daylight, but the road was still awful and bumpy. I had the worst feeling in my stomach and I just prayed that we would get safely out of there. It was almost an hour to the highway and I felt that time stood still. "Please do not fail me now GPS".

After driving for about fourty minutes something happened. The trailer got a flat tire.

So there I was, stuck on a little road in the Pyrenees. At first I kept calm, I have changed many tires in my life, this was no big deal. I took the horses out and tied them to the trailer, and then tried to change the tire. The bolts were so tight that I couldn't move them, not even a little. A few cars passed and I tried to stop them to get help, but nobody understood me. I called my insurance company and told them that I needed road help. They said that if they could find me then they would be there in a few hours. A few hours! ... if they could find me.

Another car passed and I stopped him. I tried to explain my problem and he came out of the car to help. He was a road worker and had no problem changing the tire. I cancelled my road help, told the man how grateful I was, and was happily and relieved, back on the road again.

But it didn't last long. After a few minutes I saw smoke coming out of that same wheel. I stopped again, right on the entrance to the highway. The wheel was completely in the wrong angle, something was very wrong. I again called my insurance company, and loaded my horses of the trailer. Luckily there was gras and trees next to where we had stopped, so I had a place to tie up the horses away from the road.

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After getting my horses settled into the bushes with food and water, I called my mother to get some emotional backup. I was starting to freak out a little and for the first time on my trip, I wished that I wasn't there all alone. My phone had 8% battery and I couldn't charge it for long in the car because it barely had any fuel left. My mother told me to just stay put and wait for help. We waited and waited and finally a little car came. A man in an orange suit came out and started to speak french. We had to use a translate app on his phone to communicate, and he said that his car was to small. He would come back with a bigger car to take the trailer, and somebody else would come to help me get the horses to a safe place.

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On the picture you see Luna at our little road camp. We kept on waiting and waiting. After a while the man in the orange suit came back with a bigger car and took away my trailer.

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This was the last time I saw him and the trailer. We kept on waiting for hours and the man who had earlier helped me change the tire, drove by wondering what was going on. I told him my troubles and he said that I should just relax, and that he would go home and get me some food and water. He later came back with a banana and a tiny banana muffin. Yum!

After waiting for several more hours, I realized that nobody was coming to help us. I texted my mother again. Since I barely had any battery on my phone I couldn't do anything. So my family called around to different stables, trying to get someone to come with a trailer. We got stuck there around 11.00, and when it was 19.00 we were still waiting. My energy level was getting low, but I kept walking with my horses in one hand, and my dog Luna in the other hand, so the horses could eat grass. I couldn't keep them tied up all the time, they were getting restless and hungry.

Finally a women drove by and asked if I was okey. (I probably looked a little like a zombie at that time). I said "No I am not okey, I really need help". Luckily she could speak english. She told me to wait while she would drive home and get me some food, and water for the horses. She came back with buckets, water, and a basket with food and juice. I chugged the orange juice, and basically ate the food like a homeless person that haven't had a meal in days. I remember sitting on the ground with the lead ropes to my horses in one hand, and stuffing my face with french cheese with the other.

I told her everything and she decided to call the cops. The cops came, looked really strange at me, talked a little bit to the women and left. I still have no idea what that was all about. I then called my mother from her phone and together they managed to contact a stable, and a man would come with a trailer to pick up my horses. When that man finally came, and I saw that he was a professional with a nice trailer, I was so damn relived.

I loaded my horses in the trailer and followed him with my car. We drove to a really nice equestrian facility in Saint Gaudens. The lady who helped me gave me her number and told me that I could stay at her place if I didn't find anywhere else. Very nice stranger.

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My horses got nice boxes to sleep in, food and water, and I got a big glass of wine. The man who had picked us up and his wife, owned the equestrian center, and they invited me to have dinner at their place and get a good nights rest.

So far, one of the craziest days of my life.

Saint Gaudens, France 4. October 2017
I woke up and felt that I had finally been able to sleep well. I was exited to call the garage to hear when I could get the trailer. The owners of the center helped me make the call since the mechanics only spoke french. They said that it would take at least a month to fix the trailer! The axle was broken and they did not know if they could fix it, and it would be pretty expensive. I was in shock. A month? Are you kidding me?

After thinking about all my options, I decided to get transport for the horses the rest of the way, but we had to wait a week for it to arrive. So me and Luna booked us in to a hotel close to the stable and waited. The "hotel" was pretty much a white room with a bunk bed and a toilet. But better then sleeping in the car. We spent the day in the stable, training the horses a little bit, picking grass to them since the hay was a little different (my spoiled horse Bonus didn't like it), searching for vegetarian food, trying to pass the time. How typical it is, to be stuck in France of all places.

To wrap this up, we finally got to Spain 11. October. The transport I got for the horses was really good. They were called Trans Horses I think, a french company actually. I was driving behind them the whole way and I was able to text with them if I needed a break or wanted to check the horses. We had one stop in Valladolid, which is more or less in the middle of Spain. The horses slept in a really nice stable, and Luna and I slept in the car. The next day we drove for around seven hours and finally arrived at Alcantara Equestre in Jerez!

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I was welcomed by Alfonso's wife Rocio and got invited to stay for dinner. I was so happy, finally arriving, knowing my horses were safe and sound, we had made it! I spent a lovely evening with Alfonso and Rocio, and a couple of Norwegians who were staying there for a riding vacation. Me and Luna also got invited to sleep in their amazing guest house, since I was not able to get my apartment until the next day. I couldn't belive it, but there we suddenly were, me, my horses and my dog, in Andalusia Spain.

It was a crazy ride and I learned a lot from it. I am so grateful to have family and friends that back me up and help when I am in trouble. Don't know what I would have done without their help. I am also very grateful to have met so many nice strangers all over Europe. Many amazing people out there!

And my horses Bonus and Jack. They couldn't have behaved better. I was so proud of them for trusting me and staying calm all the way, no matter what happened. They are the best. And my dog Luna, she is always by my side and is the best travel companion I could ask for.

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P: Pascuale Zena. @ Alcantara Equestre, Jerez, Spain

My trailer is still in France, probably stolen, and I have yet to decide if I am gonna drive the horses back to Norway myself, or book transport all the way. We shall see in time! Hope you enjoyed reading this and please comment if you have any questions or opinions.

Peace

Btw. Sorry if my english is not perfect, it is my second language.

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Love your journey!! And I learned the city with the same name Jerez is in Mexico where my Mother was born!

That’s amazing! What an incredible thing to be a part of :)

Yes and so weird that it is super cool :)

Thank you! Will never forget that trip!

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What an amazing story! It's very hard to travel with animals, so you did well.

Thank you for that! :)

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Very interesting journey.

Thank you, it was indeed! :)

Such a wonderful story as all the journeys are! I love your horses!

Yeah it was pretty wonderful, at least before getting stuck in France :) Thanks, I love them too!

hello, @taraorlin
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Thank you! :) @re-steem

Wow, That was a long hell of a ride 😳. Amazing journey @taraorlin !
I saw your post in the homepage and the caption really got me bcause it's not the typical travel journey.

I live in alicante, spain. Had my 1st ever solo travel last year to DK & the oresund bridge that connects denmark and malmo reminds me of my epic fail river cruise malmo trip 😀🙈(due to bad weather).

I really enjoyed this. upfollowed & resteemed @taraorlin

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Yep @taraorlin, thanks! more blogs to come of my EU travels

Thank you so much @joville ! Sounds like you have had some crazy adventures as well! :) Glad you liked my story!

I didn't know horse hotels existed. I hope you have a safe trip back to Norway. I'm glad it wasn't too hectic. I'm not sure how I would manage all those animals on a trip alone.

Hehe well my animals are all very nice, it was like being on a roadtrip with friends :D

Before Cars was popular around a century ago, riding a horse was a common thing. One day when self-driving car becomes common and driving becomes illegal in some places, some might be fascinated with driving cross country like me reading your journey on horseback.

That sounds really good! Glad you are fascinated about my journey :)

Upvoted, resteemed and followed! What a great travel story!

Please follow and upvote me if you would like to see pictures from Newfoundland, Canada! A great place to travel :)

i hope it was very nice and you have enjoyed it very much , its really a great opportunity

Thank you! Yes I did and I am still enjoying it! Spain is great! :)

Amazing and fascinating story. I must admit that when I saw the title I thought they were cheating me, because going from Norway to Spain on horseback seems a little extraordinary.

Although you did not do it on horseback, but with your horses, it was definitely an adventure.

You should have seen an almost total contrast between Spain and Norway.

Yeah hehe riding all the way would be a little extreme, even for me! I am thinking of riding one of my horses to Portugal though... Will see! :)

Traveling around the world, knowing different cultures, different cities, beautiful sites have their privileges, happy about your post, I follow you.

I have never seen such a adventuring story
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Fantastic pictures and an incredible journey. This is truly a wow! lol

Thank you very much @cclarke ! :)

such a interesting thing learn from your blog.

Wow such an adventure. I love your photographies.

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Thank you very much! :)

Amazing story! ..and your horses are so cute :) I used to love horse-riding when I was a kid, but it's been a while since I did that ... I think horses are one of the most beautiful animals.

Thank you so much! Maybe you should try it again! :) Best feeling in the world riding a horse!

I absolutely love this story! Thanks for sharing! =]

Thank you so much! Your welcome! :)

This is very inspiring, I have a dream to ride a motorcycle from Estonia to Gibraltar. I don't know if i ever will see this dream come true.

You should do it! What are you waiting for? :)

I cherish the way you elaborated your story, from the departure and equally the adventure. Will embark on mine soon *smiles.

Thank you! :D

Hehe yap. Maybe it will be a movie one day :D Thanks @bonitlius

Geez way to make an entrance :) Honestly it is pretty amazing that Bonus and Jack kept their cool through all that, and you as well of course. Pretty captivating story and so glad it all worked out in the end - I hope you do end up getting your trailer back and operational!

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Looks great! :)

Adventurous people are to be admired, thanks for sharing. Greetings, I hope your visit.

Thank you very much! :)

wow this is an awesome trip. a thousand thanks for sharing with us. I looked at your pictures over and over again. I wish you much fun in your adventures. enjoy it

Thank you very much, so glad you liked it :D

Youre welcome.
I hope you will experience many more adventures and let us share a bit of it. :)

now this is post worth upvoting

Thank you! :)

You are so brave!
I was reading the title and the first though was HOW CRAZY, later WHO IS DOING THIS, next OMG, later nothing less to say that YOU ARE AMAZING AND SENSATIONAL :)

Haha thank you so much @margot ! :D Great comment! Really appreciate it. Glad you liked my story! :D

Thank you for sharing your adventure. Glad you made it to your destination safely, this is what makes life interesting. Always trust your intuition and believe you will always be protected when you do things out of love and kindness.

Thank you, glad you liked it. :)

I love that not only can we see great stories or shares like this but we can essentially reward people like freelance self employed FREE life reporters. I love it!

I am glad to see that someone is living his life to the fullest. Your way of thinking and being is manifestation of the freedom. You are an example for many young people. Keep riding and dreaming. :)

Thank you very much! :) I will for sure!

Fantastisk!! :) Blir gøy å følge deg videre her søssss :D !

Takk broder! :D

that is why I love steemit because of people like you who shares their amazing journey and moments in life. thanks for sharing your journey with us. looking forward to your next post.

Thank you so much, I am very glad you liked it! :D Exited to share more of my stories

I would have thought English was your first language. What a enjoyable story and what an adventure for a young woman.

Thank you! Makes me happy that you think my english is good! :D Glad you liked the story!

Amazing travel. Congratulations

The old fashion way to travel!

Well I did drive a car haha :D

I would like to know more about this fringed jacket, got a picture?

wow goodluck @taraolin have a safe journey.

Thank you @onlineguru78
We are enjoying Spain at the moment! :)

Very nice story, hoping that i can ride horse too :)

Thank you very much! I am sure you can! :)

Epic journey indeed! Sorry you had so many issues with the GPS, obviously the source of all those delays and problems :-/

Thank you! :) yeah the GPS and that horrible road into the Pyrenees..

wish i can try that

Hehe go for it!

photography is really amazing... thanks for nice post...

Thank you :)

I once watched a documentary movie about similar thing and in it they told that is hard to transport horses. Well done and great post btw :)

Thank you! Cool that I am not the only one doing crazy things like that! :)

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Thansk! Will do :)

you living an amazing life dear. I hope someday I'll be able to get a horse for myself. Glad, you had an amazing journey!

Thank you very much! You should, horses are the best :)

its a very nice post.hope that all the people benefited from this post...

Wow your so brave, Id never beable to do that. I admire your ability.

Thank you for that! :)

Your welcome, what do you think of my posts?

What a great trip! You must have made loads of friends and I sure you've seen amazing places!

Yeah it was, I definitely have! :D

What an amazing and epic adventure. I am so glad that you were able to document it with such beautiful photographs. I find it so fascinating that you can be in charge of all of those animals. You are truly a gifted person. I just have one silly question. How do horses sleep? Do they lay down? Or do they sleep standing up? I have not been around horses enough to know. I have been able to ride a horse about 10 times in my life but I still dont know how they sleep?

Hey @givonwayne ! Thank you very much. Glad you liked my post. Horses can sleep standing up or laying down, and they only need to sleep for about 3-4 hours a day :)

What a great journey! (And your English is excellent!)
Tusen takk for sharing with us!
 

Thank you for saying that! :) Glad you enjoyed it!

WOW. JUST WOW. I seriously admire people who are brave like this! This makes me excited for my Europe trip (which I am hopefully able to still go on this summer) If anyone has tips or must see places, let me know!

Thank you for that! There is a lot to see in Europe, hope you get to go! :D

What a journey and beautiful animals, hope my country treat you well!

Thank you! So far I have only met great people, the nature is beautiful and the weather is amazing! :)

Yolo. Brilliant idea!
You should continue doing that to another continent

Haha yeah I am a little boat ride away from Marokko so I have thought about it! :)

Haha good luck with that!
Have a safe journey

Helt rått! 😄👍 upvoted og followed👏🏾

Tusen takk! :D Followed back!

It really was an impressive story. It felt like I was there myself. It was difficult to say that I had to move the difficult horses from one country to another country. I am excited to wait for the new stories. :)

Thank you for that :) I am exited to share more of my stories! Well, if you have difficult horses let me know, I am glad to help!

u have a great story hourses, i like it

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This is incredible! What a love for animals, what a rich and colorful life! You're clever!!!

Thank you, yeah I love animals! <3

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Wow Looking soo Great ! @taraorlin

Thanks for that @iamsohail ! :)

You have had quite an adventure! You are very brave to do this all o your own. Kudos to you for doing it. When are you planning to return to Norway?

Thank you very much! Not sure yet when I will go back to norway :)

Thanks for bringing a smile on my face! Great journey.

Thank you! Glad I brought a smile to your face! :D

this is a really crazy story, I wish I could have known more people like you... life is too short not to!

Wow! This is good. Stories like this makes me happy to be proud of Steemit... Because you can get such a fascinating and educative write up else where.

It sounds really great!
If I read this it feels like reading in a book, cuz what you did is like never possible for me. Living on a ranch is a thing I want to do in my life.
Also really special the bonds that you have with your animals , Its like a dream.
I think it is really tough of you that you went even if a lot of people had an opinion about it.
I can't wait to read your next crazy story with your horses and dog

Hehe it was almost like a dream for me too, but it was definitely worth it! Living on a ranch is great! Thank you very much :)

Eşsiz bir yazi olmuş kutlarim sizi

I loved your publication, I'm new to the community, follow me and I follow you ... regards

bello caballos ,buena tierra andaluza

Wonderful Rides, love to try too..

Wow, what an amazing journey!! That is incredible - all of it! Congrats for finally making it to Spain and I hope to hear about where the adventure went from there! Thanks for sharing. :)

Thank you very much! :)

Thank you so much:

@hendrikdegrote
@liberosist
@curie
@meerkat
@anwenbaumeister
@vcelier
@kushed
@carlgnash
@pharesim
@geekgirl

And everybody else for up voting my post! You are amazing!

i know that list!!! :)
you deserve every last upvote you're getting!
amazing trip!
i did from argentina to the states by bus... loooong trip but not on a horse... that would be much more an adventure!
Keep the good sharing on!!!

Enjoyed reading this so much. First time I read something that long in Steemit because I was captivated, it feels like reading a novel and I have to finish it specially that creepy place with the weird smell part, I can't wait to read you got out there safe. I could only imagine something out of a movie. The photos are a plus! Love Luna, Bonus and Jack and of course their owner who had conquered such adventure. Upvoted and resteemed. 😄

I am very glad you liked it! :) Thank you very much @happyfree ! :D

This story is amazing!!!

Wow! Traveling with two horses, really a adverntures and unique thing to do.👍

Well, they are my family, if I go, they go :D

Yeah, u are right 😊

thats some tip. Its always the unplanned adventures that happen on trips makes them all the more special

Horses hotel for real? waw! Your horses are amazing.I comend your bold step to seek adventure.I must say,there are really encouraging..I think I Will try it out this year.and guess what? spain will also be My destination

Sounds good! Spain is really great. Haha yeah, horse hotels and horse B&B's :D

Awesome post. Good you didn't let anyone convince you the plan was crazy. Enjoyed reading it!!

Thanks! Haha yeah I am happy about that too! :)

That was one amazing article and I loved the horses and the dog. They look so beautiful in the pictures, I can imagine how wonderful it'd be to live with them. I love animals too. It'd have been a great adventure ride for you, wasn't it ?

They are truly very wonderful. Glad you love animals too! It was both a great and insane adventure! But I am glad I did it and living in Spain, enjoying life with my horses, its pretty amazing! :)

Wow u so brave for riding a horse...

Thanks, well, they are my best buddies! :)

Please follow me

Thank you very much! :)

What an incredible story! I'm so thankful that you, Bonus, Jack and Luna made it safely! I was really worried at least once and that was before you mentioned the bears! I'll be following to see how you make it back to Norway and your adventures in Spain :)

Haha yeah! Glad you liked our story! Thank you very much :) Am sure we will get in some more trouble while we are here... :D

What a journey! You are the best! Tell us more about your life in Jerez!

Will do! :D

Very nice travel. It's a beautiful project for you and your horses :)

Thank you very much :)