Native to the Tuscan Emiliano Appenine mountains, the Bardigiana is a breed of small horses with lush manes, and fine heads with small ears and large,deep eyes. They are a rustic, tireless breed, lively and highly intelligent. The Bardigiana measures no more than 1.49m at the shoulder and, for this reason, is classified as a pony but, given their strength and physical conformation, should more rightly come under the category of “cob horse”, or short horse. Thanks to their compact size they are ideal for trekking; they are easy to maneuvre in the woods, and their height makes it easy to mount and dismount. They are tough horses even on the roughest of terrains.
We were happy to find that Asia embodies all these characteristics. From the moment we met her we were won over. She’s lively and smart. It’s a pleasure to see her ears sticking out over the door of her stall, attentive to everything. She recognizes our voice and stretches out her muzzle as if to say, “Here I am!”. We wouldn’t even think of putting her bridle on without first giving her some pets and a snack; she’s very clear about expressing her disappointment!
Asia will help make your make your stay special, she’s sweet and well-mannered. In her company, we can visit the woods and valleys around the Estate, she’s attentive and sure-footed, an untiring companion!