Those of us who know horses find camaraderie among our fellow horse enthusiasts. How many of us can point to a time (or times) when our horse was the reason for a lasting human friendship? Sharon Jantzen tells the story of how a horse carriage ride sparked a forever friendship.
Our horses, just like our kids, need our encouragement. Horses respond well to quiet, subtle yet clear, strong and focused leadership. Kids operate in a similar manner. Sharon Jantzen shares her story of encouraging a young boy from the Horse Carriage Driver’s seat.
“A glimmer of appreciation shone on each young face as Shasta took us for a short ride. The two guardians followed along waving and talking with the four children. Upon our return the woman asked how much she owed us.” Sharon Jantzen shares her experience where a carriage ride impacted some young lives.
The art of horsemanship is in peril. This was not the case even less than 100 years ago where horses intersecting human lives was more commonplace. Here are two stories of women who resonated with getting reconnected with horses. These stories take place while driving a horse carriage in San Luis Obispo. Sharon Jantzen reflects back on these special moments.
How often though are first impressions actually wrong? When I look back at my interactions with humans I can say usually my first impression has been mostly correct. I can also honestly say each pet I’ve had the pleasure to own drew me at first sight. However, here’s a story from Sharon Jantzen’s Carriage driving days where her first impression was drastically wrong, and it made a profound impression.