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To, Through and Back to SLO County : A Newly-Minted Veterinarian’s Journey

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Finishing out her last year at Cornell came to an early and abrupt halt two months before graduation. Across the country University hospitals closed to students. Elizabeth decided it best to make her way back “home” to the Central Coast where Megan Judge of Central Coast Polo welcomed her with open arms. Sharon Jantzen talks with newly-minted vet Elizabeth Peck about her journey of becoming a vet which takes her to, through and back to SLO County.

Keeping the Family Connection Through the Shutdown : Premier Ag

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Premier Ag was deemed an essential business during the shutdown as they provide feed and other vital products for the horse, livestock and agricultural communities. Yet, several changes were made to survive the shutdown. Sharon Jantzen connects with Ashley Rider to get their survival story and what the future holds for this local business.

Handling Tech in the Saddle with I Rock N Ride | SLO Horse News

Handling Tech in the Saddle with I Rock N Ride

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Listening to music, or a lesson while in the saddle can be a challenge. I Rock N Ride takes care of this. Also a rider can send an emergency text or take a call in the saddle without fumbling around with a phone while handling the reins. Sharon Jantzen meets up with local rider, Leah Lane, to Spotlight her business.

Walking in Her Boots : Top-Level Event Horse Groom, Lexie Thacker | SLO Horse News

Walking in Her Boots : Top-Level Event Horse Groom, Lexie Thacker

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“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.