Eight individuals, who as first-responders or veterans have experienced trauma, came for a weekend of interacting with horses to learn about themselves. Seven of the eight individuals had never even touched a horse before coming to Flag is Up Farm and taking part in the Horse Sense & Healing program offered by Monty Roberts. Sharon Jantzen captures the moments of several join-up sessions.
Now the very essence of the Pioneer Spirit displayed so spectacularly at the Creston Classic Rodeo can be enjoyed by all through the photo book, Creston Rodeo Impressions, by Elisabeth Haug. “I love action of any kind,” says Elisabeth, “I love the feel of this rodeo. The energy of the moment translates into magic moment photographs.” Sharon Jantzen visits with local photographer Elisabeth Haug.
“Chief represents freedom for so many of our riders who can’t walk without the assistance of a wheelchair, cane, or walker. His patient and comical demeanor belies his strength in helping humans,” Melanie Williams-Mahon, Director of Partners in Equestrian Therapy, reports. Chief, her go-to Therapeutic Riding horse, is recovering from an illness and he needs our help. Sharon Jantzen shares his story.
The Redwings Farm-to-Table Event on September 29, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm is open to anyone who loves and appreciates horses – or for those who enjoy supporting a good cause while enjoying good food! Sharon Jantzen gets the scoop on this lovely event from the Redwings staff.
“My teens know if they need to work out getting somewhere that my time as a therapeutic riding volunteer will stand in their way,” Sharon Jantzen tells us why she fiercely guards her time as a therapeutic riding volunteer.