Author: Dorothy Rogers

Hoofbeat — November 2017

Hope that you enjoy the fall as much as I do. The warm days of sunshine with a little nip in the air invigorates one. The horses respond to it, as well. The lovely autumn colors of the leaves makes for a wonderful background for shows and trail rides especially with a nip in the air. Ever notice that a grateful person is nearly always a happy one? This is our month to set aside time to give thanks. Yes, even in the face of insane massacres, floods, fire, hurricanes and tornados. Consider taking a few moments to write...

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Hoofbeat October 2017

  Fires here, a record earthquake in Mexico and unique multiple storms in the southwest and south are challenging and changing many lives. They need help and strength. Yet, we are cheering on those who are competing and remembering that soon the tractors and wagons will roll to celebrate Pioneer Day. Giving Thanks In all of this, consider taking a moment to join me to give thanks for the hot, but safe, summer we are experiencing. There are those in the south and the southwest who have have not been so fortunate. Please consider a prayer for the equines...

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Hoofbeat – September, 2017

After the heat, here comes the rodeo! We managed to get through the heat of summer adjusting our schedules and look forward to relishing the afternoon breezes that can come with the start of fall. It’s time to prepare for: Let’s Rodeo Grab your hat, boots and prepare to cheer on your favorites (bovine or human). It’s time for Creston’s 22nd Annual Classic Rodeo scheduled for September 14-17. The annual celebration is an excellent example of a township helping itself through working together as a community. $5K added money, silver buckles, team roping and barrel racing with all around...

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Hoofbeat Calendar — August 2017

Aug. 2-8 La Fiesta, Santa Barbara, Old Spanish Days, shows at Earl Warren Showgrounds, parades downtown, tours, Aug. 5 & 6 Varian Way Clinic, mare walk, demos, class & lovely presentation of horses, delicious food, get tickets early, 1275 Corbett Canyon Way, Arroyo Grande, 489-5802, Aug. 12 & 13 CDS Fall Fling & Central RAAC, Paso Robles Horse Park, off of Airport Rd., free to spectators, parking free, Hilda Gurney to judge, Lisa Blaufuss 619-665-6463 Aug. 12-13 PRCA Rodeo, Ventura, Ventura Co. Fair, 10 W. Harbor Blvd, venturacountyfair.org, http://www.socaldressage.com Aug. 9 -13 Family Style Cowboy Academy, Santa Barbara, August...

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Trail Tales

(For hot weekend getaways with your horse) Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz Horse Camps Hwy. 1 No. of Santa Cruz (831-423-9703) 50+ mi. multi use trails. Fire roads & single track thru meadows & redwoods. Connector trails to Henry Cowell State Park (day use). Wilder’s horse camp on inland or E side of Hwy. 1 (not main entry). Call for gate combo. 5 corrals w. spigots (bring own hoses and buckets). Port-a-potty. No dogs or fires. Direct access to trails. Reservations not typically necessary, but do call for combo/verify. Day use is allowed. Check CA State Parks: Keep an eye and...

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