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Sharon Jantzen

Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family. Presently she is enjoying riding a Rocky Mounted Gaited horse and exploring Mounted Archery. Her new baby is Whisper, a Connemara filly.

Where There is HEET There is Fire – Do You Have an Emergency Plan?

We have been ushered into fire season here on the Central Coast, and everyone is aware of the extremely dry conditions. Currently we are experiencing warm dry weather which increases the chance of wild fires, as shown by the many fires blazing across the west right now. So the question is not IF but WHEN a wild fire breaks out where you live or board your animals; will you be prepared? Sharon Jantzen asked H.E.E.T. of San Luis Obispo county for information on how to prepare for a fire.

CANTER USA: Giving Off the Track Thoroughbreds a New Start

What is that little Thoroughbred foal’s fate if he doesn’t run, or when he is through giving his heart and body for an attempt at those “roses”? The answer is a bit chilling, and known all too well by CANTER USA , an organization that has successfully placed over 20,000 Off the Track Thoroughbreds (better known as OTTB’s) with new owners who have re-purposed these sleek and athletic animals. Sharon Jantzen tell us how you could join in the dance with a new OTTB equine partner.

The Essence of A Horse

It’s something inexplicable…that almost surreal moment when you first look into the eyes of a horse that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt will be your best friend. Grasping the essence of a horse upon first view is like love at first sight; it’s rare, but it does happen. It happened to me. Sharon Jantzen pays tribute to her horse who impacted her life with kindness and sensitivity.