A touristic tour to the restaurant

Last Friday I arranged the first touristic tour to a restaurant on horseback! A young and lovely couple that are originally from London came to experience this speciality! I picked them up on the train station in Mathi. Jason and Gaia came out from the last waggon, but they recognized me easily. First we went…

Giro d’Italia is soon coming to Lanzo!

I’ve been taking some pictures of Lanzo lately, since the small town is full of pink bicycles and other pink decorations… It’s all happening thanks to Giro d’Italia. It feels almost like being part of a big wedding party while driving or walking through our little town these days. Everything is so pink! And everything…

Back to Barolo and La Morra

Last Friday I went to Barolo and La Morra with a Norwegian group. It was the same route as last year, but the participants were new, and so was the bus driver. It’s starting to become kind of a tradition to visit these beautiful small towns in the middle of the vineyards during spring. The…

Planning to go trekking

To be able to go for a “real” trekking, you need to plan it carefully. Since I went on the long trail ride in Australia in 2001, I´ve been dreaming about doing the same thing in Italy. It´s about time, considering that we´re already in 2018!     Yesterday afternoon I went to talk to…

A biological vineyard in Monferrato

Yesterday we went to a small town called Canelli in the middle of the wine region of Monferrato. We did some wine tasting in a biological vineyard together with our friends. Marco is a friend of our friend Roberto. He is the fourth generation (or more) of wine producers in the family. The name of…

A long walk to the old mill in the hill!

  Since it’s public holiday in Italy, me and some friends decided to walk to an old mill in the hill. It’s been renovated by the owners that live in Turin, and they’ve made the place become a really nice restaurant! By feet and on horseback The first idea was to ride our horses up…

Visiting “la Mandria” by train

While sitting on the balcony in Bordighera, I started to think back to a special place with a special story… of course linked to horse riding! Earlier this spring me and my family decided to support FARO, an organization that helps sick people. They arranged a family day in the famous park La Mandria, and…

Following new tracks in the neighborhood

Even if you’ve been living in the same place for many years, you might still discover new tracks! Lately we’ve been more into  biking than horse riding. The main reason is that our son has finally learned to bike, and it’s a great activity for the whole family. The horses have always kept us separated…

Why putting on a shirt makes me happy

You might ask yourself:  How can a shirt make me so happy? Well, this morning I decided to dress up for both; City and Horse riding. Just to save some time between the appointment in Turin and the appointment with my friend. The only thing you need to swap, is the shoes into some really…

We did it again!

Today we managed to finish the whole round! It was my second trekking with Moon all by myself in the forest. It’s always a challenge to get to know a new horse. Moon isn’t an easy ride, you cannot control such a powerful horse by strenght only. So I use the weight in the saddle…