Did you know that acupuncture is an available service to horse owners for their equine friends? It has been for many years, but alternative treatments such as acupuncture are becoming more popular these days. It seems that more and more people I know are moving away from “traditional” medicine and going toward “holistic” therapies for themselves, and many are also including their animals in that movement.
Is traveling with your horse putting her in danger of illness, or worse?
In recent years the outbreaks of equine herpes virus 1, or EHV-1, and other communicable diseases in horses have really caught the attention of horse owners and governmental agencies. Sometimes deadly, the EHV-1 condition, which affects the nervous system of the horse, is
I’ve seen many of you out enjoying the lovely trails in town and I had to remind you that Ramona Grasslands Open Space is one sweet ride. Currently containing about 3400 acres and right off Highland Valley Road, this property has been set aside as an open space preserve and our community is able to enjoy hiking or riding along the trails, picnicking under the grand oak trees and enjoying the great outdoors.
Years ago, I anxiously waited for word from the county hoping they were working on a public staging area, which we had anticipated would open summer 2009. I can hardly believe it’s been so many years in the
The California Riding and Hiking Trail (CRHT) traverses much of San Diego County and north into Riverside County, San Mateo and Los Angeles as well. I’ve only begun to explore this wonderful gem from horseback, so you’ll hear about different segments from time to time. While camping and riding in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, I’ve had the opportunity to see about 25 miles of the CRHT so far.
As concern for public safety grows, the push comes from many directions to get the Santa Maria Creek cleaned up. Every year the creek bed is cleaned up by volunteers, and tons of trash are removed.
In April, volunteers removed more than three tons of trash in about four hours! The most common trash was
Ramona’s original horses are thriving on the land they currently occupy in Ramona. In April 2013 there have been two new foals born, giving the herd a more viable future. Sired by two separate stallions of the remaining four in all of existence on earth, these little fillies contain the unique genetic material that will help keep the herd alive. Don, Juan, Bautista and Anza are the stallions of the Heritage Herd.
San Vicente Saddle Club’s annual poker ride will be held on May 4.
Now, don’t let the name fool you. This saddle club is composed of many types of people, not just horse people. Oh, it may have started out that way some 20 years ago, but this group has grown into a philanthropic nonprofit organization that makes amazing contributions to our community.
As federal and state budgets shrink, trails move farther down the list of importance to those decision makers in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento. Earlier this year a great loss to the trail community occurred. The California Recreational Trails Committee (CRTC), comprised of trails supporters, professionals, group leaders, and agency representatives to work with the state and many agencies and organizations regarding trail issues, was
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (CRSP) is undergoing a General Plan Update, and you are once again invited to provide input.
The first meeting in October 2012 went well with a large turnout and tons of public comment and opinion. The meeting was a workshop setting with stations set up to provide information for the attendees to make informed suggestions to the park staff regarding the future of the park.
Wearing a helmet when you ride your horse? I am writing again to remind you to please put one on every ride!
There was a photo in the paper on Feb. 28 about a fallen rider. I receive my Sentinel on Thursdays and I honestly did not pay much attention to that particular photo. It was brief and small and didn’t catch my attention.