Benny actually has two part-time jobs. From Monday to Wednesday, he delivers parcels and from Friday to Sunday he provides a taxi service. Zermatt’s new star weighs in at around 800 kg and has an output of a single horsepower. At weekends, he can be found on Zermatt’s Bahnhofplatz, waiting for passengers to take a seat in his fine Victorian carriage. His taxi service takes them wherever a horse and carriage can go. One episode tells how Trauffer’s wooden toy Benny is made, another accompanies Benny as he makes his first Christmas deliveries. Series 1 reveals Benny’s love of work, spa days and practical jokes.
Out of the paddock in search of adventure. Benny meets Lina the mule. Not just a special beast of burden but stylish, cheeky and strong. She has the world’s longest ears. Benny is head over heels before they’ve even had a first date. Benny learns a lot about the mule traffic routes in Valais, about the braying of mules, and about sheep, livestock guard dogs and himself. Interesting fact: Lina is voiced by none other than Valais-born music icon Stefanie Heinzmann. Series 2 is a romantic, funny and a slightly melancholy love story with a happy ending: eternal friendship.