Springtime presents the yellow mustard weed in full-bloom and the bobbing flower heads frame the ocean views on the lower hills of the Pismo Preserve. Sharon Jantzen enjoyed a glorious day riding the Pismo Preserve on a recent Discovery Day. Riding through fields of gold created a lasting memory and she shares pictures of the day and tells us how we can enjoy the wildflower display ourselves.
Ralph Covell, owner of the ranch, took me on a driving tour of the property. As we meandered our way through the herds of Clydesdales, he could look at any of the horses and tell me its name, the sire/dam, offspring, and if the horse had any previous show experience. Chanel Jensen takes a personal tour of Covell’s California Clydesdales Ranch in Cambria and shares her special experience with us.
To your left Morro Rock rises out of the ocean reaching towards to sky. To your right the shoreline leads you to the sleepy coastal town of Cayucos. These are the options before you on a beach ride at Morro Strand State Beach. Sharon Jantzen explores the entire length of Morro Strand State Beach and provides valuable information so you can enjoy it via horseback.
If you’re looking for a unique way to show off our beautiful SLO County to your friends and family, or if you are visiting from out of town, you may very likely be without enough horses to go on your own – in this case, a guided trail ride is perfect! Chanel Jensen updates our SLO County Guided Trail Rides list.
The conversation we started in the truck we carried onto the trail. Along the way we marveled at the vista views of the lake and surrounding foothills, the moss-draped oak trees providing frequent shade canopies, and the wildlife sharing the environment with us. Sharon Jantzen gets out on the Duna Vista Loop Trail at Lopez Lake.