What for Davide Bassi is natural is to be in complete harmony with the horses, creating, in a very short time, a direct and intimate relation with them.
All this thanks to the most important meeting of his life with an elder shaman Lakota Sioux occurred when he was seventeen and studying in Australia.
He begins his journey of initiation as the American Indians related to the horses and the elements of nature coming into harmony and entering in symbiosis with this animal in order to be able to interact with it without any physical or mental coercion and ride without bits, reins and saddle, in complete freedom.
During a ride on the beach with his thoroughbred Leeve, David meets Monica.
From a random event and their love, moved by their passion for horses, they founded the Association Aquila Nera.
As non-profit organization, Aquila Nera saves race horses destined for slaughter as suffering from serious character problems or as they are not successful anymore.
Once purchased by weight of meat, they are recuperated through the American Indian Technique and then inserted into the herd in a semi-wild state under the strict monitoring of Davide and Monica.
Horses saved remain all their life within the Association, stepping into a dual distance adoption or agistment program for those who learnt the American Indian Technique, which foresees only the real maintenance expenses and this allows the non-profit organization to save other horses.
Horses are used in activities that take place within the Association.
The adoption may be made by individuals, schools, groups of friends, companies and societies.
By paying to the Association a share of € 2400,00 per year, that is € 200,00 /per month, you can adopt a horse from a distance.
The sum includes following:
Hoof care trimming
Cogging test required
People who adopt a horse from a distance will receive a certificate with the name of the horse, its picture and all its data as breed, microchip and passport number, distinguishing marks and history.
They will be informed about the conditions of the animal and can come to visit it by making an appointment in advance.
People, who adopt a horse, will be also thanked on the site, after having approved the publication of his name.
All adoptions and donations will be used for covering the costs of maintaining the horses of Aquila Nera and saving other horses.
Aquila Nera will organise, in agreement with the teachers, guided tours of the Association, where students can see the horse adopted.
While visiting, Davide Bassi will explain the philosophy and the way of life of the Native Americans as well as the equine ethology and the fauna and flora of the territory.
NOTE: the horses of Aquila Nera once adopted, remain property of the Association and no right can be claimed. This is in order to protect the horses and avoid that, for any reason, they may be used in the racing environment, for profit, or may be mistreated in any way. Aquila Nera is a non-profit-Organization; its ultimate goal is to save as many horses as possible from slaughters. The Association is not even going to sell any horse to third parties as it wants to guarantee its animals to live in dignity and in freedom until the end of their days, in an environment that respects the natural habits of this species.
People who cannot sustain an adoption from a distance can always make an occasional donation on this account:
ASSOCIAZIONE DI VOLONTARIATO AQUILA NERA
UNICREDIT filiale di Rosignano Marittimo