“I can honestly say that in the grand scheme of things, my horse has never really let me down, and I hope that if she could speak, she would say the same thing about me.” Sarah Williams reflects on the “friendship” she has with her horse.
Good news for equestrians hauling horses for recreational purposes: For those of you pulling a noncommercial fifth-wheel recreational trailer meeting the GVWR specs, you now have the option of getting an endorsement on your Class C California driver’s license instead of maintaining the Class A Commercial driver’s license.
“I basically feel that anything you can do with your horse to make it a more ‘all around’ athlete is great. This has the precision of dressage, the smooth, consistency of a hunter round with the obstacles, then the fun, basically, of the speed phase. Not all horses would like this, or do it well, but it is great for my upper level Dressage horse to know there is something else she can do,” says Ellen Corob regarding her experience in an up-and-coming sport Working Equitation. Sharon Jantzen investigates this relatively new endeavor.
“A glimmer of appreciation shone on each young face as Shasta took us for a short ride. The two guardians followed along waving and talking with the four children. Upon our return the woman asked how much she owed us.” Sharon Jantzen shares her experience where a carriage ride impacted some young lives.