We learn about horses, learn to be around horses, learn to ride and we get to that comfortable point where our knowledge seems like “enough”. Can we teach an old rider new tricks? Sarah Williams gets several riders to chime in on how they tackled new equestrian pursuits.
“I can honestly say that in the grand scheme of things, my horse has never really let me down, and I hope that if she could speak, she would say the same thing about me.” Sarah Williams reflects on the “friendship” she has with her horse.
Good news for equestrians hauling horses for recreational purposes: For those of you pulling a noncommercial fifth-wheel recreational trailer meeting the GVWR specs, you now have the option of getting an endorsement on your Class C California driver’s license instead of maintaining the Class A Commercial driver’s license.
“I basically feel that anything you can do with your horse to make it a more ‘all around’ athlete is great. This has the precision of dressage, the smooth, consistency of a hunter round with the obstacles, then the fun, basically, of the speed phase. Not all horses would like this, or do it well, but it is great for my upper level Dressage horse to know there is something else she can do,” says Ellen Corob regarding her experience in an up-and-coming sport Working Equitation. Sharon Jantzen investigates this relatively new endeavor.
When you have a major life change, it’s easy to fall into a depression about not being able to do the things that you used to do. You get to the point where you almost want to say, “forget it all”. Sarah Williams shares her story as she comes out on the other side of a major life change and keeps horses in her life.