Happenings – Community Equestrian Causes

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.

Capturing Joy and the Pioneer Spirit : Creston Rodeo Impressions | SLO Horse News

Capturing Joy and the Pioneer Spirit : Creston Rodeo Impressions


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 – A Funny, Furry, Therapeutic Horse Friend Needs Our Help


“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.