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 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…

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…

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…