A Week at Horse Camp

Avian’s first week of summer vacation began with Horse Camp at Piping Rock Equestrian Center, in Truckee, California. The program, which went from 1:00-5:00pm each day, teaches kids aged 8-14 the responsibility and work that goes along with horse ownership through cleaning stalls, grooming, and feeding the horses. They also taught the kids how to understand and handle horses safely and humanely, and taught proper technique for mounted skills. On Friday afternoon, the kids put on a wonderful demonstration for the families. After the show, theRead more

for love of horses

Avian has had a healthy obsession with horses for the past couple years. It seems to have begun a year ago Labor Day – we were picnicking at the beach at Bodega Bay, when I looked over and saw her riding bare back on the beach… seriously… She had met some people who brought their horses down to the beach for walks, and she asked them if she could go for a little ride. Fortunately, my friend’s husband, who hadRead more