023 06 19 Ex alpe adria trail day 12
We stayed with our friend Clemens at Malga Bianca and shoed Mansu after 450 km his back feet wearing the duplos down faster than the front.
When we were done the local ferrier showed up for breakfast. So be it. We called the next place we were going to stay at and found out they were closing down for the week. Ok change of plans, we go straight for Cortina dAmpezzo and up the mountain on the other side to the well traveled horse route to Kastelruth. We reached the road up to the Rifugio Valporella, when stormclouds gathered above us and we happened to pass a Rifugio with great grass on their backyard, so we decided to stay here at 1600 m instead of at 2150 and 8 km before our planed destination, so the horses had a rest and great feed till tomorrow. we fenced them in pouring rain and then went up to take a shower. I just love the iralian food and the way they prepare a first plate with carbs and then a second plate with meat and veggies. We had some house wine and we both agrred, that this is what life is all about.