I was onsite Eden Memorial Pet Care for a personal tour of the facility expansion progress from Christine Johnson, President. She was proudly showing me the new buildings and sharing the vision behind each freshly-built part. Construction is still underway but the bulk of the expansion can be seen. Sharon Jantzen catches the expansion vision through a personal tour.
“You never stop moving all day!” explained Lexie regarding her experience grooming several horses as a free-lance groom. “At the big shows I braid, groom, tack-up do the stable work, and clean tack. Sometimes I also braid on the side.” This pace is somewhat slower at the top-level shows but the atmosphere is big and there is much more at stake. Sharon Jantzen catches up with Lexie Thacker, the groom for Indy 500, to walk around in her boots for awhile.
“I ended up with so many different emotions on cross country,” began Andrea as she started to relay what it was like to brave the biggest, baddest Burghley course ever. Sharon Jantzen rides back through the Burghley cross-country course with Andrea upon her return to her home base in San Miguel from another Burghley adventure.
“We’re basically running our horses without our hands on the reins and not looking where we are going!” exclaims Judy Osburn as she half-jokingly describes the thrill of horse archery. Sharon Jantzen catches up with Judy and learns about the sport of horse archery.
Experienced riders are invited to bring their horses for a day of exploring Navajo Ranch which is located off Hwy 58 east of Santa Margarita. Sharon Jantzen provides the details.