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…

The third day: From Giaveno to San Secondo (Pinerolo)

This was probably the hardest day for all of us. Passing through Cumiano we chose the wrong track in the mountain… Around 4 o’clock in the morning I woke up to the sound of hoofs galloping. I went out of the tent, but it was still a bit dark and hard to see the horses….

First day: From Lanzo to Druento

The first day of our trip became a marvelous ride through woods and bushland, as well as long fields where the horses could run as fast as possible! I’m quite sure that the 3 hour ride to Druento was the most exciting ride of the week. Except the variety in the nature, we also met…

Back in the park of La Mandria

Today we decided to go biking in the park of La Mandria. The weather is finally becoming better after a lot of terrifying  thunder storms. You can’t go very fast while biking with a child. We stopped to have lunch after only 500 meters while watching the birds and the fish in the lake. Later…

How to think like a horse

I’m reading a very interesting book at the moment; How to think like a horse. The most interesting fact is that the author seems to think like me! The most useful part of the book is the chapters about why horses get scared ad why they have problems about adapting to the life in a…

Halloween style barrel racing

Il Grande Ranch arranged a Halloween style barrel race for kids, beginners and professional riders. The common goal was to have fun! I felt like eating sand while watching one by one disappear into the sand clouds. Even my handbag was totally covered with dust! But it was fun to watch the different costumes and…

Horseback riding with dogs

Since I like to share my experience with you, I´m gonna tell you about why I ride with dogs. I´ve been using this solution for years to calm young or nervous horses in the forest. A lot of horses don´t like to go out of the stable on their own. Some are so depending on…

Riding on good old tracks!

Since I´m going to Sardinia tomorrow, I wanted to take a long ride with Soray before leaving. She still needs to slim down, and luckily Andrea came with me. We went to discover some good old tracks in the neighborhood. On the way towards our meeting point Soraya kind of freaked out. We were trotting…

The medieval festival

Lanzo is a very cultural town, and today we went to the annual medieval festival. It’s made in the honour of Torcetti (typical biscuit), grissini (bread sticks) and the famous cheese Toma di Lanzo. In the afternoon we went to see the parade of people and horses dressed up in medieval costumes. I’m asking myself…

Why am I spending my time with animals?

It´s one of those quiet, rainy days…. I really need to relax a bit to get rid of my cold. But before I can sit down, there is always an animal that need something from me… The first thing in the morning is to feed the hungry puppy. She has grown a lot lately, and…