Happenings – Community Equestrian Causes

The Horses Own A Forever Home: Redwings Horse Sanctuary Moves


Being a part of a horse community in SLO County provides Redwings with easier access to veterinary care, farrier services, feed and tack stores, community specialists, treasured volunteers and more. “Our goal was always to land in San Luis Obispo County,” says Sara. Sharon Jantzen catches up with Sara Ruggerone regarding the upcoming Redwings Horse Sanctuary move to SLO County.

Experience the Equine Emergency Evacuation Expo


Remember the photos of horses running down the street with a wildfire blazing behind them? Did your heart leap out of your chest in wanting to help these terrified creatures? Our local horse community needs you to be trained to help in equine emergency evacuation scenarios. Our local HEET organization shares the details of the upcoming Equine Emergency Evacuation Expo in Santa Ynez.

Pulling Together: Horses, Mules and People Put Up Picnic Tables


New picnic benches were built on the new Canyon View trail at Montana de Oro. Skilled human labor would be on hand to build the picnic benches, but just how would the materials get to the overlook spot specifically picked out for the picnic benches to sit? It took a coordinated effort of several trail user groups to pull together. Sharon Jantzen gathers the story from several participants in this collaborated effort.

Horses Help Heal People Emotionally – Horse Sense & Healing | SLO Horse News

Horses Help Heal People Emotionally – Horse Sense & Healing


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.