When it comes to horses, “winning” doesn’t just mean a ribbon in the show ring, or a fancy plaque or trophy to set on your bookshelf. Winning is a symbol of achievement – the culmination of days, months, and sometimes years of hard work. Sometimes, in fact, you can win…
Horses are hard work; if I wasn’t cleaning those stalls, my trainer would have been doing it, or she would have been paying someone to do it. She was imparting knowledge unto me and allowing me to ride her seasoned show horse, so why shouldn’t I be responsible for some of the care and upkeep? Sarah Williams explains how important stall cleaning is for any rider.
Many unpredictable situations arise as we work with our horses. Often it is Horsemanship choices that can reduce unexpected results. Sarah Williams talks with five avid equestrians who were kind enough to share their own “blunders” in hopes that they might help you avoid doing something similar on one of your own horsey-adventures.
For Aaron Lazanoff the hardest part about ranching is the pile of paperwork that occasionally keeps him from working outside. Katie Marchetti talks with Cal Poly’s Beef Operations Manager to find out about his start in ranching on the Central Coast.