I had horses growing up and decided that it was finally time to add one to the family again. I wanted to help the prevention of horses going to slaughter, so I did some research on rescue organizations and found FalconRidge Ranch.
FalconRidge Equine Rescue is a nonprofit, humane equine organization. It is a sanctuary, rehabilitation and training center for horses located in the
I am ever aware that trail riding is one of the most dangerous things we can do with our horse. There are no fences, barriers, or safety devices in place. I see very few riders wear a helmet, vest, or other safety equipment. Most often our rides are far from any emergency services and we often do not have cell phone reception.
When he goes to sleep each night, he’s dressed in clean pajamas; when he wakes up each morning, his best friend greets him with a kiss. While this might be a normal routine for most 9-year-old males, it’s not exactly the way most horses get to live.
But Chex—officially, Fed Ex The Chex, an American Quarter Horse owned by Cathy and Danny Pritchard—isn’t just any horse.
I have a confession to make — I love dressage!
The term is French, meaning “training,” according to the U.S. Dressage Federation, and its purpose is to develop the horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to work, making him calm, supple, and attentive to his rider.
These Ramona turkeys seem to be on a mission — to hustle away from humans during Thanksgiving Week? This rafter of wild turkeys, seen in a San Diego Country Estates neighborhood in recent weeks, hasn’t been spotted the past few days, neighbors noted on Tuesday. Once known as The Turkey Capital of the World, Ramona now is home to wild turkeys who appear to enjoy feeding on grasses, berries, nuts, and insects. Residents look for their return to the neighborhood after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of what we call The Holiday Season. For some, it’s a time of gifts and getting family together for parties and special traditions; for others it’s spiritual; and for those who are away from home or who have lost a cherished family member or friend, it could be a lonely time.
This holiday season, we’d like to hear from our readers. What is your most memorable Christmas? It doesn’t have to be Christmas: Our Jewish friends and others of different faiths or no faith are included. We’d like to hear about your most memorable experience during this time of year.
Susan Raimond, assistant chief for the Mount Laguna Volunteer Fire Department, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation for 26 years of service to her community.
Raimond, 58, was among 20 volunteer firefighters honored by the foundation Thursday. Of those honored, a dozen firefighters, including Raimond, serve under the San Diego County Fire Authority, which provides support to 15 rural fire agencies, including 12 volunteer stations, and extends round-the-clock protection to 1.5 million acres in the unincorporated county.
As a participant in Operation Christmas Child, Grace Community Church will accept shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas from Nov. 12 through 19.
Operation Christmas Child is a year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelical organization headed by Franklin Graham. Volunteers in Ramona hope to collect 600 filled shoeboxes this year.
Nov 11 2012 | Posted in Country Living
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A cold low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska will bring strong gusty winds and a slight chance of showers throughout San Diego County today, and possibly snow in the mountains this weekend, forecasters said.
Winds will be strongest in the mountains and deserts, topping out at 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 55 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The community is invited to do some early Christmas shopping at the third annual Ramona Christmas Bazaar Craft Fair at Mountain View Community Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.
Approximately 40 unique and traditional crafters, opportunity drawing baskets and food are among features of the family event. Those attending will have the opportunity to bid on their choices of baskets.