My daughter and two of her friends were my Wrangler assistants at Ag Adventure Camp this year, where I am the Horseback Riding Director. We worked hard, played hard and helped campers improve their riding skills. Grooming, saddle lifting, feeding and mucking were all part of the experience. Of course, we still made time for games, conversations and a few shenanigans here and there. Sharon Jantzen shares the joys of a summer horse camp experience.
English vs Western: There are many differences between the two styles and these differences seem to boil down to function, freedom and flair. Sharon Jantzen outlines the differences. Which riding style is best? What is your answer to the question?
“She just doesn’t seem happy,” my friend said, somewhat exasperated. “She’s cranky when I get her out of her stall, she’s cranky in the arena, it just hasn’t been fun riding lately.” These were the symptoms of a fellow rider’s horse problems. Sarah Williams weighs in on how she helped her friend fix her horse’s problems.
Ride Nipomo Equestrian Trails Alliance has a vision for gaining strength in numbers and using the band of horse people they empower to preserve trail access throughout the county and preserve the equestrian life-style development threatens. Sharon Jantzen rides along with this powerful band of horse people and gets inspired by their vision and their accomplishments.
What can we do in these cases where we want to turn “All the Wrong Moves” into “All the Right Moves”? Sarah Williams explores the whys and hows of getting out of an equestrian slump.