“It’s all about the comfort of the horse and the safety of the rider,” expressed Brad as he describes the why behind every-use tack cleaning. Water and salt dry out leather. “Horse sweat is the worst thing to leave on leather. It just sucks the life out of the leather!” Local leather expert and saddle repair guy, Brad Ilonummi, talks with Sharon Jantzen about expertly caring for and cleaning tack.
It’s more than just marking a date on your calendar and sending in an entry fee, it’s months or more of preparation and planning that all comes to fruition in one single event. Sarah Williams weighs in on preparing for a horse competition.
The hardest and most eye-opening experience for me was recently experiencing grief of one incredible horse at the barn I assist at weekly. The grief was so tragic that it still resonates through the barn even almost 7 months later. Our friend, Christine Johnson shares her experience at a barn where horses grieved.
Six of District 7’s (Ventura – SLO County) California High School Rodeo competitors earned a spot on the team going to Nationals, the 2018 NHSFR – the world’s largest rodeo, July 15 – 21, 2018 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Roxanne Usher provides the results of the CHSRA State Finals. Sharon Jantzen gets us excited about our area Rodeo stars’ accomplishments.
Members of our SLO County Jr. High rodeo community were among the 25 contestants which California High School Rodeo Association, District 7 (Ventura-San Luis Obispo Counties), sent to the State Finals held in Red Bluff, California May 16-19, 2018. 15 Jr. High Rodeo Stars from CHSRA District 7 qualified for the Nationals. Take a look list of the qualifiers and their placings at the State Finals provided by Roxanne Usher. Sharon Jantzen shares their story.