riding lessons

Getting to the Heart of Riding Lessons

From the tack room, McKenzie carries an armload of bridles while Gentilini balances a kid’s saddle on each hip. Both smile and joke with their students while navigating the herd with precision. Statuesque, tanned, and confident, the two young women have just celebrated their third year in business. Erin McGee introduces us to two go-getter ladies: Justine Gentilini and Michelle McKenzie of Hanging Heart Ranch in Templeton.


Riding Lessons 2.0 | January Meeting #1

Crafting exercises for horse and rider This will be my second season volunteering with a local horse 4H group. I’ve worked with horses in a variety of settings: stall cleaning, rescue sanctuaries, equine plasma banks, and more. But in my 15 years of horses, I’ve never been asked – really…