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Learn the art of "Butteri Maremmani" the Tuscan cowboys

Cavriglia, Italy

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Experience hosted by Patrizia Per Conto Di Ernesto

3.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

The experience with the butteri takes place in one or more working mornings together with our cowherds, knowing this particular world live: various explanations, active and guided participation in the various tasks that determine the work with the cattle. The duration is approximately 3.5 hours at a time and takes place mostly on horseback
Together with our experienced cowherds, the participants can experience the thrill of moving the Maremma cows, the release of individual subjects from the herd for the purpose of dressings or other, you learn how the "Merca" works, how to recover a cow that has detached from the herd and much more.
Other things to note
This experience is open to riders with a basic riding level. A telephone interview with Ernesto on 3358471996 is required. He will remove all doubts. For only english speakers call 3346123622 Patrizia
The experience with the butteri takes place in one or more working mornings together with our cowherds, knowing this particular world live: various explanations, active and guided participation in the various tasks that determine the work with the cattle. The duration is approximately 3.5 hours at a time and takes place mostly on horseback
Together with our experienced cowherds, the participants can experience the thrill of moving the Maremm…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Leather thigh guard and a hut
From $151
/ person
Mon, Jan 18
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$151 per person
$151 per person

Meet your host, Patrizia Per Conto Di Ernesto

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I am the founder of the Dimensione Maremma Association and over the years I have been passionate about the cowherd activity having a herd of Maremma cows and a passion for horse riding. I promoted various initiatives such as TransUmando because I would like to promote a new lifestyle, at a slow walk with the animals especially with horses, cows, foals, listening to the nature that becomes central again in our lives and dictates the rhythms of our lives. In the heart of Tuscany it is not easy to find a location where the ancient art of Buttero is practised and with my staff we have the mission to pass on this ancient tradition. We often follow riding stages where we deepen the special technique of riding on cattle and how to teach it to those approaching this world.
I am the founder of the Dimensione Maremma Association and over the years I have been passionate about the cowherd activity having a herd of Maremma cows and a passion for horse riding. I promoted various initiatives such as TransUmando because I would like to promote a new lifestyle, at a slow walk with the animals especially with horses, cows, foals, listening to the nature that becomes central again in our lives and dictates the rhythms of our lives. In the heart of Tuscany it is not easy to…
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Where you'll be

The activity takes place on a hill overlooking the Valdarno and which delimits this beautiful valley from the Chianti region
The riding school located inside the farmhouse is the starting point where you will learn the basics. After that, on the saddle of the Maremma breed horse, you follow the paths through olive groves, vineyards and woods and you will reach the herd of cows. There you will learn and experience how to manage them and work with team.

1 review

Stefanie
September 2020
A truly magical and authentic experience with the Butteri! If you are a horse lover, you do not want to miss this adventure. It was worth every penny and was the best part of my vacation. The hosts are lovely and the horses are very well trained and cared for. It is a very active experience so you really get to be apart of moving and working with the cows. It was so much fun and I enjoyed feeling apart of the community and learning from these wonderful horsemen (even if it was just for a day)!
A truly magical and authentic experience with the Butteri! If you are a horse lover, you do not want to miss this adventure. It was worth every penny and was the best part of my va…

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  • Mon, Jan 18
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $151 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable clothing suitable for horse riding