Eight years ago, members of Atascadero Horsemen’s Club (AHC) began the process to get permission to build a horse camp at the River Road trail head near Santa Margarita Lake. Now the first hurdle has been cleared and the hope is for horse camping to be available by the end of 2019. Sharon Jantzen shares the plan.
Eight individuals, who as first-responders or veterans have experienced trauma, came for a weekend of interacting with horses to learn about themselves. Seven of the eight individuals had never even touched a horse before coming to Flag is Up Farm and taking part in the Horse Sense & Healing program offered by Monty Roberts. Sharon Jantzen captures the moments of several join-up sessions.
We’re smack dab in the middle of wine and horse country. Certainly, we can saddle-up and sip at a winery or two here in SLO County. Riding from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery is exactly what my mom and I experienced with Crystal of Central Coast Trailrides. You can too, either with your own horses or with Central Coast Trailrides. Sharon Jantzen lays out the trail from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery so you can enjoy a saddle-up and sip ride.
“Understandably, one of the most common questions we hear is, ‘When is the Pismo Preserve going to open?’” said Kaila Dettman, Executive Director of The Land Conservancy. “The answer is, if we secured the rest of the funding today, we would be open in six to eight months.”