“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.
Diane, an Arroyo Grande resident since 2005, has a long list of accomplishments on the world stage. Currently she is preparing to represent the United States in the Para-Equestrian World Championships for Single Drivers – her seventh appearance since 2002 – competing in the sport of Combined Driving. Sharon Jantzen visits with Diane and shares her story.
“Photography is all about learning to see things from a different point of view. It’s a language of emotion, and motion is emotion,” continued Elisabeth as she described her forte, and favorite type of photography – animal action photography. “People respond best to pictures which display emotion.” Sharon Jantzen travels back along Cambria resident Elisabeth Haug’s life journey, recording the sequences of her life which involves horses and now taking pictures of horses.
It does take a certain type of photographer who is able to handle the pressure of such an important job – as they say, “You one get one shot to get it right at a wedding, there are no do-overs” – and I tend to work very well and keep a cool head under pressure. Sarah Williams can credit her horse skills to keep her cool under pressure.
Bonnie knows the emotional bond a human can develop with a beloved pet of any kind. She owned horses for many years and was the full-time caregiver for them. Since Bonnie recently lost her own special dog, Leo, the knowledge of what an animal owner goes through is quite fresh in her heart. Sharon Jantzen gets to know Bonnie Andrews who is part of the Client Services team at Eden Memorial Pet Care.