Before the riders arrive, perhaps the most important thing is already done: training the horses into well-behaved, courageous, save and confident companions. That is the start of a successful horseback ride. Then we try to estimate which horse best suits which rider and for those without any experience we briefly explain some basic principles. Out of respect for the horses the maximum weight of the rider is 95 kg / 210 pounds, according to the Italian road code the minimum age is 14 years We go into nature as quickly as possible, we cross the olive grove and the vineyard and then follow narrow roads through the fields with grain or sunflowers, depending on the season. We ride in a hilly region of Tuscany and that makes that we have all the time amazing views. We take our time and we make a stop every time someone is asking for that. These short breaks give the guide the opportunity to tell stories about the region and the culture and rich history. !!! Giving an exact timetable is not possible; normally we walk this trail three hours, stops included 3,5 hours.
Karel Martha J
After years of working as a photojournalist in Belgium, I moved 8 years ago to Buonconvento, Tuscany, Italy. Now I take people with me on a horseback to show them one of the most beautiful regions of Tuscany. My aim is more then just doing horseback riding. In 5 languages (English, Français, Nederlands, italiano, Deutsch) I give during the trail information about the rich culture and history of the region. My way of taking people on a trail fits in the idea of slow tourism: respect for environment and nature, the horses and the locals. During the trails, time is on our side!
A.S.D. Il Missouri Equitazione
Il Missouri is a non-profit organization with a focus on slow tourism on a horseback. Exploring the region, riding in places where people otherwise never would come, showing typical aspects of central Tuscany,....that is the intention of the association. During the trails we try to improve the quality of the horse riding, and for those unfamiliar with western riding, also get to know that.
こちらは社会貢献体験です。参加費は全額、「A.S.D. Il Missouri Equitazione 」に寄付されます。
water in a saddlebag for the road
when you come by public transport (i.c.train) we take care of the transfer Buonconvento Station-Pieve Sprenna
for the rainy days, we have long 'cattleman's coats' for everybody, for a save ride, we have equestrian helmets
We ride the horses through the valley of the rivers Ombrone and Arbia, and through the hills that surround the valleys. We come close to one of the most famous and amazing landscapes of this region: the Crete Senesi. This means that we move in the triangle Buonconvento, Siena, Asciano.
14歳以上の方4名まで参加できます。 The horseback riding is for both beginners and experienced riders. We have quiet, save horses but with experienced riders they will show the right energy for doing a gallop. Il Missouri is a small and new project and we go on trail…
Say honestly how much experience you have. We go in small groups, not more than 5 horses. Minimum age is 14, maximum weight 94kg.