.........with Emil Buhler, who owns and works about 300 acres of forestry, and wife Rita at Unterlangenbach near Wolfach.........and he was definitely OK!
My route to the German-France border now lay along the Kinzig valley, and I was able to follow the river for much of the way.........
http://www.schillihof.de/ (recommended!) where the horses had a grassy paddock again. We have been managing Zorbee's tendency to weave with increasing success, and have not seen him weave once since we left Austria. He is happiest when Bolashak is tethered on a grassy area outside while he remains loose - he never strays far from his Kazakh buddy.
Michael Schilli and daughter
I chummed up with horseless female hussar Veronica (shown below), whose horses had unfortunately died recently. She bought me a glass of wine which Zorbee immediately knocked over.
Before Christmas the Gengenbach town hall with its 24 windows is transformed into a huge advent calendar, with a window being opened every day...
That evening we reached Schutterwald, where we were very happy to be hosted by the Riding Club Reiterverein Schutterwald. I am shown below with chairperson Reiner Oswald and family. When Mike and I returned from a Chinese meal we treated ourselves to, we found he had left a bottle of wine in the lorry for us! Many thanks Reiner!