Tipology:Culture & Heritage
Philosophy
Retreat: La Casella
Italy > Ficulle


Horses and the countryside evoke images of freedom; of galloping steeds over rolling hills: however this romantic view that we have of 18th century cavaliers clashes all too often with reality of the damage it causes, both to the countryside invaded by inconsiderate riders, and to the horse which is treated as if it were a quad bike. Horses can be ridden in the countryside if we understand the correct dynamics needed that allows the horse to support the weight of the rider whilst maintaining fit and healthy and if we teach those who, these days, don’t live in the country to respect the pathways, the fields, the rivers and woods and all that humans risk destroying. This is the philosophy of horse and rider at La Casella.