Time to say goodbye!

I have taken the hard decision to stop blogging after July. My blog activity has been quite low lately, and I guess it´s better to start focusing on something else. I´ve been rather busy with other activities lately, like horse riding and guiding tourists to the restaurant. My horse trailer has been repaired and I…

Ride to a restaurant!

Lately I’ve been bringing people from all over the world to a local restaurant on horseback. From the moment that I put my tour on Airbnb I’ve been meeting a lot of interesting and funny people. The first couple was Polish but lived in France. The second guests were an Italian couple from Milano and an…

The big gathering of horses in San Pietro!

Last Sunday was cold and cloudy, but that didn’t stop the horse riders of the area. Our goal was the church of San Pietro Coassolo.. For the first time in history (at least during my life in Lanzo) the priest of San Pietro was going to bless tractors, horses and dogs. My friend Lisa organized…

8th of March: a woman and a horse…

8th of March is the women’s day and it’s also the perfect day to tell the story about how big impact women can have on horses. And the other way around! I want to tell you the story about a former barrel race horse that really needed some love and attention. Sometimes you just bond…

The orange carnival in Ivrea

Throwing oranges is a big thing in the beautiful town called Ivrea. Every year there are thousands of inhabitants ready for the orange fight! In the middle of the flying fruit you’ll meet hundreds of horses, either ridden by people in different costumes or pulling wagons filled with oranges. It was really impressive to see…

A meeting with the riding police

Two new Erasmus+ apprenticies have come to Turin. During a long bike ride through town, we met the riding police! They were out for a ride along the river, just like us. The only difference is that we were riding the Mobikes, a very practical solution for bike rental. You just need to download an…

The second blessing in Balangero

Since a group from the equestrian center L’Erica wanted to go to the blessing of horses, dogs and tractors in Balangero, I decided to participate as well. Another blessing will only do good I guess! The trails were a bit icy at the moment, so I had to jump off the horse to get down…

Horses being blessed in Mathi

Every year in every little town there is the blessing of tractors and horses.. This Sunday we were the chosen ones! At 10.30 a group of horses and a foal went from L’erica equestrian center to the church to get a blessing from the priest. This is a usual tradition in Italy. Catholic people are…

How I got knocked out by the flu!

This is the period of the year when everybody get sick! All the members of my family have been sick, and I´m the last one trying to cope with a terrible flu… After more than a week of pain in the body, a soar throat, lack of voice and headache I could not resist any…

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…