“You want to reach out and touch what you see in the painting and your heart skips a beat when you see it,” Abby Rose of Heartworks describes the type of art she creates. Sharon Jantzen visits with this talented young artist who can bring the heart of horses to life in art.
Jere has had success where others doubted: “I had a mare come in to get fit after a severe injury in which she gloved her hind limb and sustained some damage to the tendons. The vets were very cautious, saying they thought she would probably only be broodmare-sound.” Sharon Jantzen visits with Jere Kleinpeter and gets a tour of Oasis Equine Fitness and Rehabilitation Center.
“The first thing I did with the five minis was break them to drive,” Bryce explained. This has now become his forte as clients from Texas, New Mexico, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and all over California send their miniature horses to Bryce Baker of Piece of Me Miniature Horses for training. Sharon Jantzen visits Bryce and learns about these fun-sized horses.
The horse can’t speak for itself, so we as experienced horsepeople must lead our fellow humans into the world of horses to put them at ease. Sharon Jantzen shares three keys to putting people at ease around horses.
“It’s all about the comfort of the horse and the safety of the rider,” expressed Brad as he describes the why behind every-use tack cleaning. Water and salt dry out leather. “Horse sweat is the worst thing to leave on leather. It just sucks the life out of the leather!” Local leather expert and saddle repair guy, Brad Ilonummi, talks with Sharon Jantzen about expertly caring for and cleaning tack.