“Middle aged and older women are the biggest demographic in the horse world,” says Mary Jane Alumbaugh, one of the local Century Club riders. Barbi Breen Gurley, the other Century Club rider, also coaches riders and trains horses. Barbi comments, “I have lots of students who are ladies in their 60’s plus.” These two SLO County ladies came from different perspectives to ride a Century Club ride while inspiring other riders to realize they are not too old to ride a horse AND compete. Sharon Jantzen meets up with two local Dressage riders who recently completed a Century Club ride.
Looking for new trail riding buddies? Ride along with Pat Fish and her Tobe mule. Any rider with a horse or mule who is interested in exploring new trails in Santa Barbara County, San Luis County and Ventura County is welcome to meet-up with fellow trail riding enthusiasts and join the fun. Sharon Jantzen gets the scoop from Pat Fish regarding her Horse and Mule Trail Riders in the 805 MeetUp.
“It’s part of the game,” says Errick. “A horse owner will someday face the end – whether a horse is young, old, injured or even sound.” Most horse owners have made their decision of where the large animal carcass should go, before Errick arrives. Here in SLO County large animal disposal options are limited to basically three: burial on property, cremation or landfill. Sharon Jantzen provides the details for this special local large animal carcass removal service.