Atascadero Horsemen's Club
PO Box 2756 - Atascadero, CA 93423-2756
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at Nino's, 509 North Main St., Templeton, California. An optional dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., the Program begins at 7:00 p.m., and the General Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m. (There are no meetings in the months of August and December). Depending on the Program, some meetings are held at other locations such as a local arena. It is best to contact someone in the group to make sure where the meeting is.
Spring is just a few weeks off and so is daylight savings time. Once we dry out it will be riding weather! In the mean time we have a few dryer places to ride, like the beach, and the dunes trails at Montana De Oro and Pismo.
Be aware! Constant wet weather can cause a variety foot problem in many horses so be on the lookout for missing shoes, very sore soft feet, thrush and abscesses. Free access to lush damp fast growing grass can also cause “grass founder,” not an easy problem to deal with. Know the symptoms if your horse is on pasture so you can avoid serious problems.
I was so pleased to see so many members at our February meeting, especially since our program was so informative thanks to Brian Harms. Remember that in lieu of a formal March 12th meeting, everyone who can, please try to attend the SLO EXPO at the Madonna Inn.
If the wet weather continues, the March Wine Ride may need to be cancelled. There will be an announcement e-mailed in the event of a cancellation.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at Santa Margarita lake for the trail work day.