In our new series Pure Passion we meet enthusiasts living their dream, with a sport, interest or a hobby that has become a lifestyle. A pure passion to explore, dare, master, thrive with and to live life fully. Feel the calm, feel the pulse and feel the passion, meet Linda Månsson – horse lover, photographer and biotech ambassador.
Name: Linda Månsson, daughters Isabella and Lovisa
Starlight Norlund, Haflinger gelding 11 years.
Kulltorps Napoli (Nappe), Welsh pony gelding 10 years
Location: Åkersberga, Sweden
Passion: Horses and equestrian sports
Work: Business Delivery Coordinator, Bioteria (waste managment based on biotechnology)
What is a typical good working week for you?
Most of it revolves around the horses, we are in the stable almost every day all year round, in rain and sunshine, holidays and weekdays. After work and school we meet in the stable and do the daily duties, train and spend time together with the horses. We are curious and have great variety in our training of the horses.
What characterizes really good clothes for this sport?
Comfort and function. Riding apparel, or equestrian clothing, are worn a lot. We basically live in them, and they need to be of really good quality because of the extensive wear and tear. The quality is also really important when you enjoy travelling light, each piece has to look good and last.
When did you become passionate about horses?
My interest in animals and horses sparked off really early. I remember my grandfather taking me to the stable at the age of four and taught me how to ride. From that point it has only risen and today I´m lucky to share my passion with my daughters.
The horses mean a lot to you, tell me how?
They are more of a lifestyle than a hobby. It is wonderful to be outdoors in all weathers and think that is why we are rarely sick. For me it´s therapy to spend time with horses. They are great for both body and soul. Hard work, community and a great joy basically.
What do you dream about?
It is probably that horse farm. Where we can live our life with the horses to the fullest.