Riding in Monferrato
We organize horseback rides during which you can admire hilly expanses as far as the eye can see in a succession of gentle vine-grown slopes whose rows draw rigorous geometries and ancient villages and perched castles complete the landscape. We are in the heart of the Monferrato,a land listed since 2014 on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
An experience of “full immersion” in nature, where time seems to have stopped.
It is also possible to stop several days hosted by farmhouses in the area with which we collaborate: from the typical Piedmont farmhouse of the 1800s renovated, to the typical country farmhouses suitable for any need. We take walks every day, from one hour to the whole day.
The route is chosen according to the experience of each rider, from the beginner to the most experienced person.
The center was born mainly from the passion of Luigi, the owner, for the tame and training of foals and horses never “touched” by man, with whom it is possible to establish a relationship of mutual trust without constraints and forcing and with time changes depending on the character of each individual subject. Re-education, in most cases, serves to restore trust in man.
There are places where when you get there you feel right at home, where you feel like you know people from a lifetime, where all stressful problems disappear as if by magic, and you feel good, relaxed, happy, at peace with yourself. This is the feeling I felt when I arrived at this stable, when I parked the car and went down I immediately found Luigi to welcome me. Luigi seems to have come out of the movie “The Man Who Whispered to Horses” and chooses for me a horse that is the emblem of tranquility. Horses respect Luigi, they don’t need many words, just a look and they (and that’s the magic) do exactly what Luigi thinks. Luigi helps me in perhaps the most critical phase for those who are rusty like me… get on the saddle… and as I get up, he give me a couple of tips for the walk.
Luigi he’s the soul of this stable, he’s the one who got the idea, he’s the one who pulled it up from scratch, you understand right away that he has clear ideas about how you run such a structure, how it’s right to treat customers and how this stable needs to grow to diversify the offert A…
But let’s go back to our walk, get on the saddle and do a couple of maneuvers in the enclosure where Luigi trains the horses and where he explains to me the basic concepts about how to handle a horse during the walk. At the end of the breefing and setting phase,we start, Luigi in front and I behind. we start at the pass and make a piece of paved road before entering the open countryside, and here the magic is created from scratch. The horse goes that is a pleasure, the feeling is that you can totally trust, he knows exactly where to go, where to turn, where to stop. Luigi is safe and the horses quiet so he decides to make me live beauty and the thrill before the trot and then the gallop, for a short stretch… but it was enough for me to “gas badly” (even if I bounced on the saddle I was happy as a child learning to ride a bike without wheels).
We go ahead to the step in the woods and fields chatting about the most and the least and at some point I find myself again in front of the stable. I felt like I had been out for 5 minutes and instead it had already been an hour… Time was good, I flew. I take the horse to the stable, Watch as they wash it and put it back in its box, I still enjoy a moment the landscape of the Monferrato,then I greet everyone and i go back to the city… but with the fixed thought of returning as soon as possible and reliving the beauty of this unique experience, together with horses and Luigi.
A tip for everyone… go there, at least once, and I’m more than sure that you will become part of the “family”