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Sweden: the woods and the trees

The ranch is surrounded by woods. There is our own wood but most of the trails go through the mountains. Some parts of these trails I’ve walked by feet. The roads are not created like in the Netherlands: no pavement, no signs, no benches and no fences. The narrow roads are full of branches and […]

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Sweden: the drought

Like in the Netherlands, it has been dry for a long time in Sweden. It did not rain for several weeks and nature has a really hard time surviving. Sweden is still a kind of green but not as green as it is known for. Making bonfires and using open barbeques is not allowed and […]

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Sweden: our horses and the herd

The past two weeks I’ve been watching the herd a couple of times. To work with a horse, you need to know who the horse is. What is their position in the herd? Who are their friends? How do they react on possible danger? At the ranch we have twenty horses. They live all day […]

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Sweden: getting to know my surroundings

This summer I am volunteering on a western ranch in Sweden. Since my youth I had an interest for Sweden (probably because of the romantic youth movies I saw which were from Scandinavia). My work here will contain caring for the horses, serving in the saloon and housekeeping. Personally I hope to get here some […]

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