The Programs consist of various speakers and topics. Examples of past programs include: horse adoption, tack care and maintenance, tracks and scat on the trail, plant life, horse emergency care and kits, trailer care and maintenance, equine nutrition, proper saddle fit, equine foot care and many other topics.
Some of our Programs included: Rolling A Ranch, Classical Equitation, Buyer Beware (pre-purchase horse exam), Injured Riders by Para Medics, Local Wild Horse Herd, and that's only the beginning!
The Programs for 2017 are in the process of formulated.
Trail Workday Report:
Sapwi Trail – Santa Margarita Lake, Sunday May 21: This workday was rescheduled from May 7, and we went from rain to 93 degrees! 19 people came out for the workday – a combination of equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers, 16 doing trail work and 3 handling sign-ups and lunch. We boated across the lake, docking at the Sapwi campground. We brushed about a mile of trail from the campground to the intersection into Khus camp. We then returned to the White Oak area and had lunch, provided by AHC. The cost for lunch was approximately $140. A big thanks to Ann Crain, Diane Kellebrew and Patti Mensing for organizing and providing lunch. Other equestrians included: Monica Bennett, Bill Obermeyer, and David and Diane Madsen. The trail held up pretty well after our rainy winter – but please remember to ride the inside edge of single track trails to avoid breaking down the outside edge.
The next CCCMB workday is Saturday, June 3 on the Fernandez Trail at Black Mountain. Meet at 9am at Turkey Flats.
Pismo Preserve Ride – Saturday, July 15
Because of the size of the parking lot, only a small group of riders are allowed at one time. As a docent, I can lead 6 people, and if I add a second docent then we can have a total of 10 riders. From the May meeting, we have 4 people who have signed up. If you are interested in this ride, please email me or sign up at the June meeting. Even if you aren’t one of the first 6 or first 10 sign ups, I will add your name to the waiting list. For those in the first 6 or first 10 sign ups, it will be very important to notify me as soon as possible if you are unable to go, so someone else will have the opportunity.
Please meet at 9:30 – no earlier, and carpool if possible! We will start riding at 10:00. I will be arriving at 9:15 to unlock the gates. The gates will then be locked when we go on our ride so late arrivals will miss out. We will ride for about 3 hours and have lunch back at the trailers. The ride is mostly on single track.
Directions: South on 101, take the Price Street exit and turn right. Then turn right at Mattie Road and go under the freeway. The road makes a sharp left turn and the entrance to the Pismo Preserve is immediately on your right.