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…

Did they see a wolf?

I would like to tell you a story that happened some time ago… My family and some friends decided to go for a walk in the valley of Lanzo. We chose a trail made by CAI that goes from Mezzenile to the church called Cappella Consolata. It was a rather steep trail that followed the…

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…

Visiting San Domenico by feet

Last Sunday we went to walk in the Alps with two other families and their children. The destination was a small church called Santuario di San Domenico on the mountain top. We had to drive to Cantoira Fraz. Rù and then follow a nice trail towards the top. It was quite steep, but you only have…

My horse has opened my eyes!

After doing so many adventourous rides with Soraya, I have started to explore more trails also by feet. She has opened my eyes to the valley! Last week I finally went to see the statue «La madonna» above the Devil’s bridge in Lanzo. My father in law was one of the Alpine soldiers that actually…

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…

Riding from Lanzo to La Cialma

I’m having some quiet days at home at the moment, so I’ve brought Soraya to our garden. In this way I’m able to take some nice rides in the mountains over Lanzo. Soraya has put on some weight during the holidays. I’ve been away too long, and now it’s time for some attention and training…

A long ride to “La Madonna della Neve”

Since my son was still by the sea, I chose to enjoy my free time with a long ride to an amazing place: La madonna della neve! I started out from Mathi this time, to meet Andrea further down the track. First of all we took a long break in a small village called Rocca….