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…

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 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 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…

Wonderful hosts and food at the Cottino farmhouse!

Last Saturday I arranged a trekking to Cottino farmhouse near Rocca. We were 6 riders from Balangero, Mathi, Benne and Cafasse that wanted to share an unforgettable lunch. The weather was just perfect, but the roads were covered with ice some places. In this case we all had to make the horses walk slowly, and…

A challenging trip to the sanctuary of St. Ignazio!

Last Saturday me and my friends organized a trip on horseback to the sanctuary of St. Ignazio over Lanzo. I brought Soraya from Mathi to Lanzo by car, and I’m almost getting used to handle the horse trailer by now. But parking it in our garden was a bit difficult and I had to let…

Taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate”

During the last two weekends I´ve been really busy taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate” given by the association A.C.E   It´s been a great and educational experiense and I even got used to stay out all day in  the cold weather! We spent a lot of time in the riding ground of the…

Horses and friendship

Today I want to write about friendship among horses. Some people do not believe that animals have feelings like humans. But they do! Today Soraya showed me this. I believe that horses are able to create lifelong friendships and also falling in love. It´s the same for other animals, like cats and dogs. The problem is…

From Lanzo to Pratorosso – Pilone del merlo – Cudine

As you can read in the headline, we’ve done a lot of exploration this time! An 8,5 hours ride including breaks was enough to make me really exhausted. Especially since we did a long ride yesterday as well… The plan was to ride to “Il pilone del merlo” over Coassolo. That’s a rather short trip…