Autumn, writing and goodbye

I´ve decided to change the style of my blog. As you can see, I´ve added a photo from the mountain of Valli di Lanzo on the front page. Piedmont is so much about the Alps.. It is autumn, and Christmas holiday is not far away. The Erasmus+ students that came to do a two weeks…

Back to barefoot!

I am so glad to tell you that I am finished with the traditional horse shoes. I´ve had a bad feeling in my stomach for some time, and it kept telling me that Moon needed a change. You might remember my former horse, a Haflinger called Soraya? I made her barefoot after using the Norwegian…

Ride and eat in Barbania

Hello all, I`m finally back writing again! This lovely ride in Barbania made me want to share some more of my riding experiences with you. Since I have a horse trailer I can go wherever I want. After months of typical Italian bureaucracy I am also able to registrate my travel online before taking off….

The marvelous Lago d’Orta

Just a fast look back into 2018 about one of my resent travels in Piedmont: lago d’orta in the region of Verbania. It was one of those warm days in November and it felt almost like summer time! But the tourists had left and the streets were empty. Inside the elegant restaurant where we had…

Cioccolatò 2018 in Torino and truffle season!

Cioccolatò 2018 is an annual chocolate festival that takes place in the center of Turin during autumn time. I am a bit late writing about it, but I just want to share my experience about chocolate and truffles this year. We passed by the chocolate festival a late Sunday afternoon. It was cold and rainy,…

Autumn colours and a heavy rainfall

The latest two weeks we´ve had a lot of rain. Even a syclone went through the valley of Lanzo a bit more than a week ago! Luckily the horses were inside the stable while the heavy wind passed through. I was actually going for a walk in town with my dog, when I heared the…

Trying a new track and a new restaurant

The best kind of adventure is to try new tracks in the bush! The day is just perfect if you are lucky enough to try a new restaurant as well…. Today we went from Coassolo to Ritornato. We even passed two other villages called Cudine and Corio. The whole ride took us about 4,5 hours….

The mountains are burning!

Val di Susa and Canavese are the parts of Piedmont which are most exposed to the flames. The mountains are literally burning because of the unusal dry and warm weather. While going for a ride, we could actually see the smoke on top of the burning hills. You almost get scared of less.. Imagine if…

Riding through the autumn colours

What a lovely day! Three cowboys went to explore a new track that goes from Benne to Cudine. We ended up riding in the middle of the most beautiful colourful landscape. I started out around 9 o’clock this morning, while it was still a bit chilly. Soraya didn’t even finish her breakfast before we left,…