“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.
Can we on the Central Coast experience a Christmas sleigh ride? We may dream of a white Christmas, but we can have a cold Christmas complete with sleigh bells. One Christmas Sharon Jantzen and a group of kids experienced the central coast version of a sleigh ride in the snow.
The art of horsemanship is in peril. This was not the case even less than 100 years ago where horses intersecting human lives was more commonplace. Here are two stories of women who resonated with getting reconnected with horses. These stories take place while driving a horse carriage in San Luis Obispo. Sharon Jantzen reflects back on these special moments.
How often though are first impressions actually wrong? When I look back at my interactions with humans I can say usually my first impression has been mostly correct. I can also honestly say each pet I’ve had the pleasure to own drew me at first sight. However, here’s a story from Sharon Jantzen’s Carriage driving days where her first impression was drastically wrong, and it made a profound impression.
I’ve also been told, by fellow horse owners, that keeping my mare in a stall is nothing short of cruelty. When is it time to mind our own business and when is it time to take a stand?
Sharon Jantzen gives us a little insight into one of her own experiences in and excerpt from one of her “Carriage Capers”, where she came across a very vocal and volatile activist in San Luis Obispo.