Author: Dorothy Rogers

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,, 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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Hoofbeat — August 2017

Hope you have been “shaded up” during this long hot spell. Just make certain that there are copious amounts of water and that the trough is deep enough for the temperature to remain cool. Auto waterers can be a boon to avoid hot water. A tall glass of iced tea and a good book should while away more than a couple of heated hours till the coastal breeze kicks in to cool the atmosphere enough to ride. BR Chimes in With a New Book Heard from my dear friend, Bill Reynolds. He is finishing yet another book, Joe DeYong:...

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Hoofbeat — July 2017

The Europeans are heading this way to attend the list of events set for the Central Coast this month. It’s hard for them to experience ranching in our area, but timing and scheduling are at odds with their desire to participate and photograph. The Australians will join them at a variety of events. Our Mid-State Fair, Salinas and Early Skills of the Rancho in Santa Maria Loosen up your shoulder on your roping arm. There are roping clinics this month for each style application. Summer Clinic Whether it’s team roping with short ropes for speed or long ropes where...

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