Many tourists…

My blog activity has been quite low lately, since I´ve been rather busy with other activities lately, like horse riding and guiding tourists to the restaurant. My horse trailer has been repaired and I will finally be able to bring Moon around on my own. Last weekend we visited the American horse saloon in Cremona,…

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…

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…

Living on horseback

This week I’ve been more or less living on horseback! Since my son is by the sea with the rest of the family and my husband is working, I spent my time exploring the area!   Last Sunday I went on a long trail ride with two friends. Everything happened that day! The angry man…

After the trip on horseback

You might be asking yourself what I’m doing now and what I’ve learned from this horseback experience. Well, just after getting back home I went to the seaside. I needed some time to rest and to stay with my son. We are staying in a small town in Liguria where the pace of life is…

The sixth day: From Becetto to Pontechianale

We started out later than usual since the distance of the last day should be rather short and easy. I woke up early anyway thanks to the sound of the calfs.   It was a nice ride through cosy small towns. We even went through a market and the people stopped to watch us. It’s a…

The fifth day: From Balma Bove to Becetto

Thursday we went from Balma Boves to the top of a mountain called “Colle del prete” – 1540 meters high! I woke up to the view of Soraya in front of Monviso, which made me get back some energy. This was the most beautiful ride in the mountain so far. The road wasn’t too steep…

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…

What to remember before a long ride…

I’ve been terribly busy lately while getting   everything ready for the long ride. There are so many small details to remember! Preparing yourself for a long ride isn’t only thinking about yourself, but also your horse and your travel mates. I’ve packed a special bag for Soraya with her beautybag, extra saddle blanket, jogging…