The annual Poker Ride at Montana de Oro State Park, held over Columbus Day weekend, invites equestrians from throughout the state to join the Coast Mounted Assistance for a relaxing weekend of camping and fun. Camping begins at noon on Thursday October 6th through Monday October 10th. The Poker Ride is held on Sunday, October 9th.
It’s really quite remarkable the impact that therapy animals can have on the brain, recognition, memory and mood. The simple act of spending time with an animal can bring peace and focus to a mind that has been ravaged by disease. Sharon Jantzen tells the story of Tracy Owen who brings her therapy horse to Senior Citizens in our community.
“I told my husband, I’m gone!” Julie grabbed her “go-bag” and her rescue partner Debbie Jones then headed south in her truck with a two-horse trailer where they reported to Incident Command. Julie Monser recounts her night evacuating horses from the Sherpa Fire. Sharon Jantzen captures her experience.
Equine Assisted Learning teaches teens how to connect and develop trust. Beautiful things are happening here in Paso Robles and San Miguel through Equine Alliance Youth Foundation. Sharon Jantzen catches up with Lori Harmon to catch her latest vision for healing troubled teens.
Imagine only getting 10 minutes to warm-up your horse before riding a Dressage test . . . and it’s not your horse! Cal Poly Dressage Team members who show in Intercollegiate Dressage experience that at every show. Sharon Jantzen catches up with the whole crew to get their stories about qualifying for Nationals this season.