“You never stop moving all day!” explained Lexie regarding her experience grooming several horses as a free-lance groom. “At the big shows I braid, groom, tack-up do the stable work, and clean tack. Sometimes I also braid on the side.” This pace is somewhat slower at the top-level shows but the atmosphere is big and there is much more at stake. Sharon Jantzen catches up with Lexie Thacker, the groom for Indy 500, to walk around in her boots for awhile.
“I ended up with so many different emotions on cross country,” began Andrea as she started to relay what it was like to brave the biggest, baddest Burghley course ever. Sharon Jantzen rides back through the Burghley cross-country course with Andrea upon her return to her home base in San Miguel from another Burghley adventure.
What happens to horses who are seized due to neglect, abandonment or abuse? Who cares for them? The hope for every horse is to develop into a well-adjusted riding partner or companion horse. Sharon Jantzen finds out how Redwings Horse Rescue and Sanctuary helps out and how we can help too.
Ellen slipped into the saddle and took the reins of the California Dressage Society in January 2019. In her new role as President Ellen Corob will oversee all committees and provide input when needed, lead meetings, and represent CDS everywhere she goes. Sharon Jantzen visits with Ellen and shares her story and vision with us.
Local High School Rodeo Star, Jared Javadi is heading for big things. He’s on his way to the Jr. American Rodeo. Sharon Jantzen catches up with this busy young man and shares his journey.